About Beseme Havanese

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Tinsel had her 3 puppies (1 female, 2 males) early morning on May 6th. Shimmer had her 3 puppies (2 females, 1 male) early morning on May 7th, Sally had her 3 puppies (1 female, 2 males) the night of May 7th. Ember had her 3 puppies (all males) on May 10th. Because Sally didn't know what to do with them and was stressed out, we thought it best to let Shimmer and Tinsel foster them. Shimmer has Sally's 2 boys and Tinsel has Sally's girl. Sally nurses them every night and is getting more relaxed but now both Shimmer and Tinsel think the puppies are theirs.

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions:

All of my puppies are chosen in the order their Waiting List Agreement is received. I no longer take deposits because the checks were usually stale by time you got your puppy. Instead, it now says no deposit check is included. However, you will still need to email to me a signed Waiting List Contract in order to get on my waiting list (pretty short now). As before, this will leave you free to look elsewhere to find a puppy sooner or closer to you, but I still would like to be notified if you no longer want to be on my waiting list. I want my puppy buyers to be completely happy with their choice and so I do not want them to take a puppy they really do not want because they were held hostage by their deposit check. If you are happy, the puppy will be happy and well loved, and that is my goal as a breeder.

In order to save both of us 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 you a Waiting List Contract for you to sign and return to me. 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. I am still employed full time and want my off hours free to play with and care for the puppies and my dogs. Even with doing that, it still may be a day or two before I get back to you regarding your questionnaire.


We finished the health testing for Sally, Tinsel, and Addie. Sally was bred to Steinway and Tinsel was bred to Levi. We also repeated the breeding of Ember to Pyro and Shimmer to Levi. Yes, everyone came in together (except Addie) so we had a very busy week starting May 6th, right after our local show in South Jordan where Merci earned her championship. To figure out when a puppy might be ready to take home, count ten weeks from their approximate due date as they will be ready to go to their new homes at 10 weeks of age.


I only have a small list on my active waiting list because they are all getting (or got) one of the Guardians of the Galaxy puppies. I have about ten people on my "Waiting Indefinitely" list, so their circumstances can change at any time and may want a puppy soon. Your Waiting List Contract holds your place in line to choose. All of my puppies are chosen in the order their Waiting List Contracts 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."


Starting with Salsa's January 2024 litter, my pet puppies are $3,000. 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, by me, 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. I have, on occasion, delivered the puppy to the new owner if they pay for my airfare in advance when making the reservation.


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, Mexico, Europe and Australia.