About Beseme Havanese

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Responses to Frequently Asked Questions:

All of my puppies are chosen in the order deposits are received. A deposit is a $500 personal check that is not cashed until you pick up your puppy, leaving you free to look elsewhere to find a puppy sooner or closer to you without the fear of losing your deposit.

Due to COVID, I have had a HUGE increase in volume of inquiries, which required hours every day to respond. In order to save time, please let your first inquiry be your questionnaire, which is available on my "Contact Us" page. If you cannot download it, text me your email address and I will send you one via email. Once I review your questionnaire, I will send a Deposit Contract for you to sign and return to me with your personal check for $500, which is not cashed until you pick up your puppy. PLEASE DO NOT TEXT me unless you are letting me know you have submitted a questionnaire or cannot download the questionnaire. I’m sorry, but I do not have time to answer individual text messages asking for price or if I have puppies available, as all of that information is listed here or on the puppies’ tab next to each individual puppy. Even with doing that, it still may be a few days before I get back to you regarding your questionnaire.


Shimmer and Levi puppies due September 20. Ember was bred to Pyro and if pregnant, puppies will be due about November 1st. Shirley was bred to Levi again and their puppies will be due approximately November 6th if pregnant. Salsa turned two and her health testing has been completed. She is due to come into season in the next few months and I am thinking about breeding Salsa to Pyro. My puppies are ready to go to their new homes at ten weeks of age.


At this time, I have about 15 people on my active waiting list, with 10 more on my "Waiting Indefinitely" list, where they are waiting for their circumstances to change before they can get a puppy. My experience with this last go-round with puppies is that some of the people found puppies elsewhere or changed their mind for whatever reason, and some just wanted to wait for the next litter (different color or gender or just bad timing), so even though you may be #20 on my list, there is still a very good chance you will be given the opportunity to choose a puppy. Your deposit holds your place in line to choose, leaving you free to look elsewhere to find a puppy sooner or closer to you without the fear of losing your deposit. Since your check is not cashed, it does you no harm to place a deposit as one never knows how many people will drop off the list at any given time. All of my puppies are chosen in the order deposits are received and puppies are not chosen until evaluations for show potential are performed at 8 weeks of age, at which time, potential show homes will choose first, then non-show people first on my list will begin choosing their puppy.


Each of the puppies will be listed as "RESERVED" until all of the people on my waiting list have been given a chance to choose a puppy as long as there is still one unchosen. As each puppy is chosen, they will be marked "SOLD." If any puppies remain unchosen after the waiting list is exhausted, availability will be changed to "AVAILABLE."


My pet puppies start at $2,500 and price will depend upon additional expenses like stud fee, travel to stud for breeding, out of the ordinary veterinary expenses, etc. Their price will include microchip implant, dewclaw removal, BAER test, age-appropriate vaccinations, and prepaid AKC registration. Pet puppies will come with limited registration on a spay/neuter contract. Only show potential puppies will be sold with full registration (and only a select few will be evaluated as show potential). A "show home" is a home where the puppy will be family first and show dog second, and will be required to show their puppy, either on their own or by a professional handler. Show puppies start at $3,500 and usually include 2nd pick puppy-back from a female and free stud service for my girls from a male. Each puppy will go to its new home with a blanket (with the scent of its littermates and mother), toys they have shared with their littermates, and a puppy packet full of information and samples about keeping your puppy safe and healthy.


I DO NOT SHIP PUPPIES EVER! The new owner will need to come to Salt Lake City, Utah, to pick up their puppy or arrange to have a pet transporter fly with the puppy as an "in-cabin pet." Sometimes, I have two puppy buyers in the same region of the country who share expenses, with one coming out and taking two puppies home with them on the plane.


My adult dogs range in size from 6 pounds (tiny Nelson, 8.5 inches tall) to 13 pounds (Tellee and Shirley, 10 inches tall, considered mid-size) and so depending upon which dogs are the parents or grandparents, I could have puppies that will be smaller adults and some that will be of the mid-size range of the Havanese standard. None of my dogs are considered large.

Getting to Know Me:

I got my first Havanese, Cookie, in 1991 when I got lucky and my vet knew about them and had a client that raised them. He put me in contact with Diane Robinson who had sold a puppy to a lady living in my same town and I was able to go visit and meet her and little Sparky, who was full of life and love. I was immediately head-over-heels in love. His owner worked at a daycare center and Sparky went with her every day and played with the kids nonstop. Diane had a litter of five puppies and so when they were 4.5 weeks old, I visited with her and picked up each puppy one by one and snuggled with them. When I picked up the tiniest of the girls, I held her up to my face and she kissed me. That's how I picked my kennel name "Beseme," because Cookie kissed me and, just in case you did not know, "beseme" means "kiss me" in Spanish. We named her Cookie because she was marked like a double-stuffed Oreo. Her registered name was Davian’s Coqueta Pequena.

Cookie is part of the foundation stock when AKC first recognized the Havanese as an official breed. I got my first "show/breeding" quality Havanese in 2004 when I got Kizzy, CH Liveoak's Southern Charm RN (sadly, she passed away November 23, 2020 at 16.75 years). I had been on Ken and Nancy Martin’s waiting list for five years trying to get a show and breeding quality female even though I had never shown before and I lived in Utah where we had very few shows. I got Karli, CH SandCastle's Heart's Desire, a year later from Sandra Wayne--no long wait this time (sadly, Karli also passed away on November 23, 2020 at 15.75 years).

I definitely got the bug when I started showing Kizzy and the rest is history. I have many bred-by champions and many of my puppies all over the country are being shown to their championships, but mostly, I have been able to provide a wonderful sweet and loving Havanese (who also are the best emotional support animals) to a lot of great people across the country. Through this wonderful breed, I have lots of new friends, even into Canada, Europe and Australia.