is a huge controversy going on in the Havanese world regarding the
introduction of the "Havana Silk Dog Association" to the Show
Dog Fancy. The main question seems to be: Is there a 'new' breed
called the Havana Silk Dog? It's a difficult question to answer, as the
information available on their web site and on their individual breeders'
web sites continues to change. Some weeks they claim they are an entirely
different breed. Check back a few weeks later and they tell us they are
the same breed, and are simply a different "type" or "style".
Most recently, they've decided to introduce an entirely new "breed".
Some folks feel that these hybrids are simply a very expensive mutt. You
can judge for yourself. I do wonder though, if they can't decide
which they are, how are we to know?
I certainly have
my own opinion. If you've payed attention to what I have written on this
web site, you probably already know what my opinion is! I'd like for you
to make up your own mind...
Do some research
Talk to the old-timers of the Havanese breed
Only then can you come to an informed opinion. Better
writers than I have already provided us with some history, direction,
and expertise. I invite you to follow these links. Read what is written,
think about what these people have to say, and form your own conclusion.
These two web pages provide all the information necessary to come to an
educated opinion... in my opinion anyway! I'm grateful to my friend Jan
at JAS Havanese for allowing me to link to these two pages.
The 'new' "Havana
Fact or Fiction?
page updated August 3, 2012
Lynne M. Van Slyke