I am Petra living with my
family, dogs and cats in Heerhugowaard The Netherlands. Since I was
little a real lover from dogs. Raised with dogs and from the moment
lived on my own I had the wish to have my own dog. It did not took
long to see my wish come
true. My first choice was a Labrador Retriever because of their looks
and character. I got my first dog in 1994 and got many years 3
Labradors in my family which I have done breeding with for a few times.
Due to health reasons I had to decide quit breeding with my Labradors.
Than my wish for a smaller race began and soon we had our first
Havanese. With pain in my heart I had to rehome my Labradors after my
divorce. Pure made out of
love for them because I could not give them any more what they needed.
Love and care means to make choices that makes you sad but are only
taken in the best interest for your pets. Luckily they have found great
home and we stay in contact with them.
A live without dogs is unthinkable for me. The Havanese was one of
the little races that attracted me. A small cute dog that suits easily
to every situation. A dog that loves children, cats and other dogs. I
adore their loyal look. I became member of the
association 'Havanezer Club Nederland' and contacted with several
breeders for information.
My goal is to breed a healthy happy Havanese. I try to combine new
bloodlines from abroad that are well known. I hope to give my part for
positive breeding to keep the race healthy and as it was meant to be.
Character is a special goal for my breeding because I only breed with
parents with good character.
How the Havanese entered my life was in a very special way. In a
book about the Havanese I saw a 'famous' painting from Renoir from
(1800-1880) "Luncheon of the Boating Party" there is a
Havanese on that painting. My grand-mother used to have this painting
at her home. My mother still got that painting. It was during the time
I was searching for a Havanese puppy. But what happened? My
loved to make embroideries and had made a piece of that painting by
just this piece with the woman and the Havanese. Coincidence? Maybe but
during my holiday in Spain I was in contact with a breeder about a
Havanese puppy but this puppy was in option. The same day I heard that
the puppy was available for me there was again "a sign"............ We
went to a restaurant from friends from my mother and when we got the
menu my heart stopped for a minute.......... There it was the painting
on the front of the menu!!! I do not know if it is meant to be but I
Shortly after we found our first Havanese in Germany. After a long
ride 5 hours we were immediately enchanted by this beautiful girl
"Baribal's Wild Rosebud". We called her 'Chanty' derived
from Shanti a name from Sanskrit with the meaning inner peace and
that she gave me! She is the start from our breeding with Havanese to
continue our kennel.
From left to right: Painting from Renoir "Luncheon of the Boating
the embroid painting made by my grandmother - menu from the restaurant
has followed the course KK1 (dog breeding knowledge part 1) and
breeding knowledge part 2)
therefor she has gained a lot of knowledge about breeding with dogs.
She also has followed
First Aid for dogs and cats and goes to meetings about new breeding
We choose the name 'van het
Hondenpaleis' meaning "from the Dog Palace" because our dogs are
treated and raises as real prince and princesses. Our home a Palace for
humans and animals. Our first breeding girl (Labrador Retriever) her
name was Xara meaning Queen so very suitable. We hope to welcome a lot
of princes and princesses in our home.
name "v.h. Hondenpaleis" is registered on 13th of November
the Raad van Beheer op kynologisch gebied with number 266131.