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Formal and Candid photos from the Havanese Club of America’s 2016 Regional and National Specialty Shows Held in Orlando.
       


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
      


Allison
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: beth@rockhurst.ca, I would be happy to send you further information.

It’s a Dogs’ Life at ROCKHURST


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



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Requirements for the designation of CKC Master Breeder