The Canadian Kennel Club wishes to congratulate the Executive and members of the Havanese Fanciers of Canada Inc. on being nominated and winning an Award of Excellence
by the Dog Writers Association of America in the category of Club Special Publication for "The Havanese Illustrated Study Guide". Five members of the Illustrated Guide Committee were nominated for their work on behalf of the Havanese Fanciers of Canada Inc. They were Lauren Goebel, Cindy MacLean, Paula Martel, Suzanne McKay and Claire Paulson. More information on the Guide can be found at www.havanesefanciers.com
“The illustrations, including colour by Diane Wynen, are amazing and have captured the personality and true essence of the breed. The detailed text, discussion/commentary in such a well-organized format helps to take away the
mystery of the breed for novice breeders and judges as well as helping to hone the fine points of the breed for experienced ones," states Ontario North Director, Richard Paquette.
Paquette believes that this document will help judges understand completely the nuances of the Havanese and give them the knowledge and confidence to assess dogs properly and reward outstanding specimens. He continues, “The 'Havanese At A Glance' insert is also an innovative idea and excellent resource tool. This guide could serve as a template for other breed clubs and is a MUST for any 'library' for the breed.”