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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  1. Sorry Debbye – I didn’t see this until today. 🙁 Apologies. You can call Deb – number is on fb page and website: 410-939-4428

    Happy New Year from the weblady

  2. Hello
    We are interested in your puppies please email us mrs.briggs7@gmail.com with information such as what you have available and prices. We are very eager to find a friend for our current Havanese!
    Thank you!

  3. I don’t have Debbie’s email but I am so very interested in a puppy, if possible before Christmas 4439414897 4435266171

  4. I don’t have Debbie’s email address…very interested in the boy puppy. I would love one before Christmas.

  5. Joanne – I will be posting December puppies today. If you’re still interested, please call or email Deb directly. from the Weblady 🙂

  6. I will be posting puppies that are available this December today. Please call or email Deb directly for info. Thank you… from the weblady 🙂

  7. I recently lost my Darling Havanese, Daisy who I used in PAWS. Do you have a liter coming anytime in the near future. Thank you

  8. Hi do you have any puppies now? Havanese?

    What are you asking for one? Do you do all.the genetic testing on parents for President R A. Before you breed?

    Are your dogs registered with AKC and local breeder club?

  9. Debbie,
    Today is Bentley’s 3rd birthday. He is good, most of the time, but we love him dearly and spoil him to death!

    Thank you again for our ‘little boy’.

    Sandy DeLaney

  10. Hello, my husband and I just met a young couple who had just adopted one of your biewer terriers and we absolutely fell in love! We are a middle aged couple who are now empty nesters. I am retired. We have raised 3 Maltese since 1998 and two years ago the last of our babies passed away. We are finally ready to look again and would like more information on this breed.

  11. I’m looking to adopt a Havanese this spring/summer. Are you planning any littler for this time frame? We live in Towson. Thanks

  12. Hi,

    I contacted you last year and you asked me to wait for another litter. My mom died in June and that was a wish for me to have a havanese. Please let me know if you have another litter this Spring.


  13. Hi, my family and I are looking to adopt a Havanese puppy. Do you plan on having future litters?

    Thank you

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