About Us

Welcome to Havs of Havre de Grace.

Welcome to Havre de Grace signHi, I’m Ed (Pastor Ed) to those who’ve known me long. Along with my wonderful wife, Debbie, we moved to our home a few years ago and upon retiring have taken a new path. This new path led us to our wonderful little Havanese family.

It all started with our question: What dog is small, doesn’t shed, and friendly?

We had raised Bouviers des Flanders, a big dog with a friendly personality, but they became too big for us to handle. So we went on a website search. We wanted a small, friendly, good traveler, lap dog, who loves children and other dogs, non-shedding and is a good companion dog.

It seemed like a big order but we found what we were looking for: HAVANESE.

The Havanese is from Cuba and were recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1996. They were raised to be companion dogs for royalty and for herding chickens for the farmers. Their long coats helped protect them from the heat and dust when herding.

Lilli de Grace from Havs de Grace Kennel
Lilli is curious and delightful.

We purchased our first Havanese in 2007. Her name is “Lilli”. She is a gold pie in color and is, indeed, all that we could ever want in a pet companion. She is a well behaved family member that sleeps in our bed.

We decided to buy another dog and try our hand at showing dogs. My wife Debbie says, “They are like chips. You are never satisfied with just one.” Thus our adventure in dog buying, raising, showing and breeding began. Debbie also grooms dogs and is the primary caretaker of the “pets”.

Lolla is cozy in her open cage at home.

At this time, we have a Champion in “Lolla Mae de Grace” – a blackish/blueish Havana Silk Dog. We purchased Lolla in St. Petersburg, FL on New Years Day 2009. “Lilli”, our first Havanese, had two puppies and one of them, “We Luv Lucci de Grace”, is on her way to Grand Champion.

Are we having fun? You betcha!

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