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Rockhurst Havanese Reunion -
See Special Events Page.

       

Expected litter:
Aggie x Rufus
Due: July 6th, 2017

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.

       


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
      


See Pictures on our new page Specialties!

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

      


Feb 20th, 2016
Smile
, Am/Can GCH wins BOS at the Westminster dog show under Judge, Mr. Timothy Catterson

Feb 19th, 2016
“Smile”
, GCH Rockhurst’s Smile, takes SELECT Bitch at the Greater New York Havanese Club’s specialty Show on Feb. 13th, 2016. (Part of the Westminster Specialties weekend before the Westminster show)

Sept 3rd, 2015
CH. Rockhurst Knockout
wins Best in Sweepstakes under Breeder Judge Lynn Nieto and Best Of Opposite under AKC Judge Beverly Vics at the HCA National Specialty held in Chicago August 14th and 15th,2015.

June 27th, 2015
American CH. Rockhurst Knockout, Bridget, won an Award of Merit at the HCSC Specialty on June 26th under Judge Ms. Elizabeth "Lani” McKennon
Rockhurst Remembers, Aggie, won Best Puppy!
Handler: Debbi Foust
We are very proud of our two girls and thank Debbi for showing them so beautifully!

Jun 27th 2015
Rockhurst’s Rudolph Valentino, “Tino” wins Best Baby Puppy In Show at the Clackamos show in Canby Oregon U. S. A. His first show and he won over 105 other baby puppies! Congratulations to Tino and his owner/handler Debbi Foust.

July 24 - 26 2014
Am/Can CH. Rockhust's Smile won an Award of Merit at both the Regional and National shows hosted by the Havanese Club of America.

May 18, 2014
"Rufus", CH Rockhurst Rockabilly finished his puppy year in grand style! A Group 1st under Judge Maida Puterman followed by Best Puppy In Show under Judge Peter Machen.

February 8, 2014
Ch. Rockhurst's Smile WB at Greater New York Havanese Club Specialty in NYC Feb 8th, 2014 under Judge Mr. William de Villeneuve

Ch. Rockhurst's Smile Best in Juvenile Sweepstakes under Judge Mrs Sandy Moyer Feb 8th, 2014

GCh. Rockhurst's Theodore WD and BW at Greater New York Havanese Club Specialty in NYC Feb 8th, 2014 under Judge Mr. William de Villeneuve

August 16, 2011
Just in from the US Specialty, Rockhurst is the proud breeder of both Winner's Dog, Best of Winners and Best Puppy in Specialty!

Rockhurst Havanese is the only Canadian Breeder to have won this twice and only one other Canadian breeder has ever won WD at the US Specialty (177 dogs to beat)!



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: beth@rockhurst.ca, 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