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Happy New Year for Gracie!
3 Boys! DOB Jan 26th 2023


Tickle's 1st Litter Has Arrived!

Happy Canada Day!

“Tickles", CH Rockhurst’s Tickled Pink, Wins BIG At Both Specialty Shows at Just 9 Months of Age:
Best Puppy In Regional Specialty Show HOLA and Award Of Merit In the National Specialty Show
Thanks To Will Alexander and His Team for Superb Presentation!

Tickles' Début At Prgressive Toy Dog Show NYC 2018
Tickles, Rockhurst’s Tickled Pink, makes a spectacular start to her show career with a 4 point Major at the Westminster Specialty Show: winning Winners Bitch and Best of Winners.
Handled beautifully by Allison Foley

Rockhurst Havanese Reunion -
See Special Events Page.


Formal and Candid photos from the Havanese Club of America’s 2016 Regional and National Specialty Shows Held in Orlando Florida can be seen at the Specialties page.


I was awarded the assignation of Master Breeder by the CKC. This represents a minimum of 20 years hard work in and outside of the ring. I am very pleased to have achieved this level of accreditation.
Elizabeth (beth) Obrecht

See Pictures on our new page Specialties!

and Smile are smiling after winning Best Opposite at the Westminster Dog Show!


About Us!

Based in a small village in the National Capital Region, Rockhurst Havanese has brought together breedlines from Canada, the United States, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland and Germany to produce happy, friendly, good-looking dogs that have excelled in shows in Canada and the US and have brought joy to families throughout North America.

After 3 years of research and with a good deal of trepidation I received my first Havanese, Libby, in 2001. For 10 years previous I had been breeding Golden Retrievers but I realized that as I was aging I needed a smaller Breed. The trick was to find a breed that suited all my needs. I really wanted a Golden in a smaller package.

I like to x-country ski in the winter with my dogs and in the summer hike through the Gatineau Park. The other criteria which was essential, was “no yapping" and good with children as I have 10 grandchildren. Libby met all these expectations and then some. The Goldens loved her and she them.

My husband later admitted that the Havanese are the best dogs we have ever had! I was hooked and it was not long before I was expanding. I am now fully retired and devoted to my dogs and my breeding program.

I was a founding member of the Canadian National Breed Club in 2001 and Quebec Director for 8 years. In an effort to support and promote our breed I have always entered at least one dog in Club sponsored Boosters and to date have attended all the National and many of the Regional Specialties both here in Canada and in the U.S.A.

In 2011 I was honoured to have been asked to judge the Puppy Sweepstakes at the Regional Specialty held in Markham ON Aug 28th. In 2014 I was honoured to judge Puppy Sweepstakes at the Ottawa Kennel Club’s all breed show in May.

Most recently I was asked by the Havanese Club of America (HCA), to be one of 3 judges in the Owner Handler Challenge at the National Specialty held in Chicago, Aug 15-16th. This was a real honour for me also.

Every year I try to host a get together in the Fall for all my local clients and their best buddies. It is always a lot of fun and keeps me focused on the “why” I do this 24/7! If you are interested in joining the Rockhurst Havanese family please contact me by email at:, I would be happy to send you further information.

News Bulletin!

On July 11th, 2016 I was awarded the assignation of Master Breeder by the CKC. This represents a minimum of 20 years hard work in and outside of the ring. I am very pleased to have achieved this level of accreditation.
Elizabeth (beth) Obrecht

Requirements for the designation of CKC Master Breeder:
  1. CKC Membership has been maintained for the last twenty (20) consecutive years.
  2. The applicant has bred (or co-bred) the same breed or several breeds for a minimum of twenty (20) years.
  3. The applicant has never been subject to disciplinary action by the CKC.
  4. The applicant has bred (co-bred) at least twenty (20) Canadian Champions in Conformation or Performance events.
  5. The applicant has bred (or co-bred) at least one of the following:
    (a) A CKC All-Breed Best in Show Winner (any CKC recognized country).
    (b) A CKC National Best in Specialty winner in Conformation or Performance events (any CKC recognized country).
    (c) A dog or dogs that with twenty (20) placements at the Group level at CKC events.
    (d) Ten (10) High in Trial winners (or any ten (10) other Performance event winners) at CKC events.

The applicant must certify that appropriate health screens (as required by the parent club) are performed on Sire and Dam of litters bred.

The applicant must have a provable track record of registering 100% of the live puppies produced.

The applicant must have a minimum of twenty (20) years of verifiable membership in at least one CKC accredited club.

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