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Het team vh Hondenpaleis Het team vh Hondenpaleis
~ Petra with Emi & Charissa with Gigi ~

 Lichelle met Emi
~ Lichelle with Emi ~

We are Petra and Charissa, mother and daughter, we share our passion for dogs. Petra lives with a part of the pack (and has Siberian Cats), Charissa lives with the other part from the pack. Both living in Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands. Since Petra was little, she was a real doglover, Charissa shares the same passion for breeding and Lichelle loves to help with our dogs too. Since November 2021 Charissa became co-owner from our kennel.

Petra was raised with dogs and from the moment Petra lived on her own she had the wish to have her own dog. It did not took long to see her wish come true. The first choice was a Labrador Retriever because of their looks and character. She got her first dog in 1994 and we got many years 3 Labradors in our family which we have bred with for a few times. Due to health reasons of Petra we had to decide to quit breeding with our Labradors. Than our wish for a smaller breed began and soon we had our first Havanese. With pain in our heart we had to rehome our Labradors after a divorce. Pure made out of love for them because we couldn't 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 had found a great home and we stayed in contact with them. Beginning of 2021 our last Labrador has passed away. Rest in peace dears.

Petra met Xara en Nora Xara met dochter Nora en Zoë

A live without dogs is unthinkable for us. The Havanese was one of the little breeds that attracted us. A small cute dog that suits easily to every situation. A dog that loves children, cats and other dogs. We adore their loyal look. We became member of the Havanese association and contacted with several breeders for information.

Our  goal is to breed happy healthy Havanese. We try to combine new bloodlines from abroad that are well known. We hope to give our part for positive breeding to keep the breed healthy and as it was meant to be. Character and health is a special goal for our breeding because we only breed with tested parents with good character. 

How the Havanese entered our life was in a very special way. In a book about the Havanese we saw a 'famous' painting from Renoir from (1800-1880)  "Luncheon of the Boating Party" there is a Havanese on that painting. Petra her grand-mother used to have this painting at her home. The mother of Petra still got that painting. It was during the time we were searching for a Havanese puppy. But what happened? Petra her grand-mother loved to make embroideries and had made a piece of that painting by hand....... just this piece with the woman and the Havanese. Coincidence? Maybe but during our holiday in Spain we were in contact with a breeder about a Havanese puppy but this puppy was in option. The same day we heard that the puppy was available for us there was again "a sign"............ We went to a restaurant from friends from Petra her mother and when we got the menu my heart stopped for a minute.......... There it was the painting on the front of the menu!!! We don't know if it is meant to be but we believe so...

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. Chanty is retired in 2021, she gaves us beautiful and sweet puppies, but her good lines will keep going in our kennel.

Lunch met de roeiers (Renoir 1800-1880)  Geborduurde schilderij van mijn oma    Menukaart Spanje
From left to right: Painting from Renoir "Luncheon of the Boating Party" - the embroid painting made by Petra her grandmother - menu from the restaurant

Since September 2020 we also have a Chihuahua in the house, her name is Emi, she is fully accepted and has a lot of fun with our Havanese and they with her.  Yes it is a different breed but it was a dream for me to have a Chihuahua for a long time. Lovely a little princess in the house.


Petra has followed the course KK1 (dog breeding knowledge part 1) and KK2 (dog 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 information. Ofcourse Charissa has learn the skills from Petra.

Erferlijkheid ED HD en Patella certificaat

Lezing fokken naar de rasstandaard Lezing inteelt en outcross Lezing omgaan met ziektes in de fokkerij

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. 

Our kennel name "v.h. Hondenpaleis" is registered on 13th of November 2008 with the Raad van Beheer op kynologisch gebied with number 266131. Since 16 November 2021 Charissa is co-owner of our kennel.

Wij are member of  Eerste Gezelschapshonden Club Nederland

Chanty  Enjoyable Jolly v.h. Hondenpaleis
Charissa en hondjes  Gigi Gigi thuiskomst
 Nusia onze Havanezers Onze Havanezers

Petra met Havanezers    Charissa met Havanezers puppen

Scotty Scotty Scotty

Onze 5 havanezers hondjes in de regen Onze 5 havanezers op het strand

Petra met Havanezers  Onze 5 havanezers Onze 5 havanezers

Petra met Havanezers Onze 5 havanezers Onze 6 havanezers en 1 chihuahua

Onze havanezers met aanhang en 2 chihuahua's Petra's roedel 2021 Trio Charissa

Honden met chendo Honden met chendo