A CHIC # means that the dog has had all of the recommended health tests for its breed as determined by the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) and the parent club for each breed (i.e. Havanese Club of America). Each breed has a different set of required tests depending on which health concerns are specific to that breed. For Havanese, CHIC requires BAER (hearing), eyes, patellas and hips. At Lancaster’s of Gold Canyon, our dogs are tested for more than CHIC requires. We routinely test hips for dysplasia and LCP. Patellas, heart, liver and hearing are also tested. Eyes are checked yearly. Many of our dogs have had their elbows x-rayed for dysplasia as well. With Havanese, a CHIC number is not given until the dog is at least two years old. All of our test results are proudly reported to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (www.offa.org) and individual results can be viewed there as well as the results of many of their relatives.
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Dottie (DOB 8/25/17) – Lancaster’s Connect the Dots
Dottie is from Tita and Bentley’s second litter. She has a sturdy structure and has Tita’s beautiful coat. She is a happy girl who loves to play. Preliminary health testing has started and she’s looking good!
Rosie (DOB 1/22/17) – CH Lancaster’s Run for the Roses.
Rosie is from Tita and Bentley’s first litter and she truly got the best of both her parents. She has Tita’s beauty and Bentley’s happy energy. She is burning up the show ring and we are looking forward to many years with her beautiful smile.
Addendum: Rosie is an AKC Champion as of December 2017!! Preliminary health testing has been completed and Rosie passed everything!
Patches (DOB 6/25/16) – Lancaster’s Patchwork of Time. CHIC 132282
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Patches is from the last litter of Molly and Nova. She is a pretty girl who is full of attitude. She will start her health testing in July of 2017. We have high hopes for our pretty Patches.
Addendum July 2018: Patches has passed her patellas, heart, eyes, hearing, elbows, hips and liver tests. She now has a CHIC number!
TITA (DOB 5/24/15) – Christa’s Jumpy Clown Inazza. CHIC 121915
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Tita is the latest addition to the Lancaster pack. She came all the way from Budapest Hungary and we are thrilled and grateful that she was allowed to join our family. Tita has the most beautiful and lush red coat, a gorgeous face with such expressive eyes and a sweet and playful personality. She fits in perfectly with our other dogs. We will start her health testing once she has her AKC registration and after she is a year old.
Addendum May 2016: Tita has passed her patellas, cardiac, liver, BAER and eyes. We will have her hips and elbows x-rayed at two years of age.
Addendum June 2017: Tita passed her hip and elbow x-rays and now has a CHIC number!
See Tita’s health testing results at www.offa.org
CHECKERS (DOB 2/5/10) – Grand Champion, CH Lancaster’s Checkered Past THD CGC. CHIC #81024
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Checkers is a breeder’s dream. As a very young puppy he showed more promise than any puppy ever produced from our breeding program. Our Tillie and Miki are his parents. He started his show career at 6 months old and became an AKC Champion at the tender age of 8 months! After resting through the Christmas holidays, and on the weekend of his 1st birthday, he became an AKC Grand Champion. He was invited and attended the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show in 2011 and he made the cut! Checkers’ true calling, however, is working as a Therapy dog. He has an intuitive ability that that is amazing to experience. He has passed all of his health tests including patella, heart, eyes, hearing, hips and liver tests. See Checkers’ health testing results at www.offa.org.
Addendum: Checkers passed his Canine Good Citizen test on 4/30/11 and has been officially registered as a Therapy dog with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. He now is a Pet Therapy Volunteer with Hospice of the Valley.
Stud service with Checkers is available to approved, AKC registered, health tested bitches.
BENTLEY (DOB 1/2/14) – CH Lancaster’s Life of the Parti CGC CHIC #111048
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Bentley is the son of Nova and Molly and he inherited the best of both of them. He has Molly’s silky soft coat and Nova’s loving, happy and carefree personality. He passed the Canine Good Citizen test at the young age of 5 months and the Advanced Canine Good Citizen test in March of 2015. He loves to learn and has such fun trying new activities. He will start his show career this Fall.
Addendum: Bentley became an AKC Champion on the day of his first birthday!! Way to go Bentley! He has started his health testing and has passed his heart, patellas, prelim hips, BAER, eyes and liver.
Addendum: Bentley and I have started Canine Freestyle classes (Doggie Dancing) and hope to compete in some local shows once we’re ready for prime time! Bentley passed his final hip x-rays with an EXCELLENT and also had his elbows x-rayed. He now has a CHIC number!!
Stud service with Bentley is available to approved, AKC registered, health tested bitches.
NOVA (DOB 11/29/09) – CH Grandview’s Good Time Cassanova CHIC #85945
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Nova arrived in March of 2013 from Grandview Havanese in Washington state. He is the son of Coby (CH Yups’ Cohiba Esplendido) who was the 2008 Westminster Dog Club Best of Breed winner. Nova is an AKC Champion and has been fully health tested. He also carries the chocolate gene.
Nova has a very friendly outgoing personality that is never over the top. He is loving and confident. Nova’s health testing results can be seen at www.offa.org.
Addendum August 2016: Nova has been retired from our breeding program and has been neutered. He’s now living like the prince he is with his daughter Lily.
SNICKERS (DOB 8/23/14) – Lancaster’s Sweet Snickerdoodle CGC. CHIC 115994
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Snickers is the daughter of Molly and Nova. Her coat is a luscious kaleidoscope of changing colors. She passed her Canine Good Citizen test at the age of 6 months. She loves to take obedience classes and learn new tricks. She excels at agility. The future is bright and the sky is the limit for our sweet little Snickers!
See Snickers’ health testing results at www.offa.org
Addendum April 2017: Snickers has been spayed and retired from our breeding program
MOLLY (DOB 2/13/12) – Lancaster’s Good Golly Miss Molly CGC. CHIC 96785
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Molly is the daughter of our Checkers and Coco and mother to our Bentley and Snickers. She has inherited Checkers’ soul and Coco’s spark. She is loving and playful, yet sensitive and calm. Her soft silky jet black coat comes from her Momma Coco.
Addendum October 2016 – Molly has been spayed and retired from our breeding program.
See Molly’s health testing results at www.offa.org
MILLI (DOB 10/30/12) – Lancaster’s Million Dollar Baby CGC. CHIC 102038
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Milli Is truly a one in a million puppy. She is the daughter of Sunny and Jax. She is sweet, intelligent, stubborn and drop-dead gorgeous all at the same time. She has whizzed through back to back obedience classes and passed the Canine Good Citizen test. She has been fully health tested and was an outstanding mother to two litters of puppies.
Milli was retired in March of 2016 and now lives with her daughter and mini-me Pippa.
COCO (DOB 5/30/10) – CH Beseme’s Standing Up and Standing Out of Lancaster. CHIC #82655
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Coco came to us as a 10 week old puppy from Charlene Stoutsenberger of Beseme Havanese. She is full of charisma and love. In the show ring she turns on the charm. Her coat is like spun silk. It is so soft and never mats! Coco became an AKC Champion in March of 2011 at the age of 9 months. She has been fully health tested and has passed all of her tests.
See Coco’s health testing results at www.offa.org
Addendum July 2012 – Coco has had her final hip x-rays and passed with an EXCELLENT!! She now has a CHIC number.
Addendum October 2014 – Coco has been retired from breeding and has been spayed. She will live out the rest of her life in the lap of luxury (as she deserves) and will be enjoying the company and companionship of her son Cazper.
BOO (DOB 5/2/05) – Lancaster’s Peek-A-Boo CHIC #46112
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Boo was our first Havanese and all our hopes were on her. Unfortunately, she was unable to safely deliver her first litter of puppies and had to have an emergency C-Section and spay. All five puppies survived just beautifully and Boo was a great Mom to them. She continues to live with us and enjoys her role as Great-Great-Grandma Boo. She helps us raise everyone else’s puppies now and has celebrated her 13th birthday in May of 2018. She has been fully health tested and the results can be seen at www.offa.org
TILLIE (DOB 4/13/07) – Lancaster’s Waltzing Matilda. CHIC #57684
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Tillie is the daughter of our beautiful Boo. Her sire is CH Cirrus Sampson Diablo the First (AKA Sammy). Tillie weighs about 14 pounds. She is a pretty girl with a soft, silky and wavy coat. She is slowly silvering as she ages. She has produced some amazing puppies including our own Checkers and Smokie. Some of her puppies are Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certified while others are BFF Certified. Tillie has been fully health tested and the results can be seen at www.offa.org.
Tillie was spayed and retired from breeding in December 2011. She lives with a wonderful family where she is loved and pampered.
SKIPPER (DOB 1/27 /06) – Lancaster’s Hop, Skip and Jump CHIC #52903
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Skipper is the daughter of CH Cirrus Sampson Diablo the First. She and Tillie are half sisters on their father’s side. Skipper is the world’s happiest dog and she lives just to spread sunshine and kisses. She has been an amazing Mom to many puppies over the years. In January of 2011, while in labor, she had complications and needed to have a C-Section. She was spayed at the same time as this was to be her final litter anyway. Her puppies were kept meticulously clean because of the constant kisses she gave them. She is our alpha female at a whopping 9 pounds and keeps everyone in the household in line. There will never be another girl like Skipper and we look forward to enjoying her happy energy for many years to come. Skipper has been fully health tested and the results can be seen at www.offa.org.
MIKI (DOB 9/12/08) – CH Grandview’s Kiss a Hollywood Star. CHIC #69275
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When Miki joined our Havanese family as our new “stud in residence”, everything changed for the better. Miki has a calm but friendly demeanor. He loves everyone and plays like a puppy with his favorite toys or his favorite buddy. He is fully health tested and the results can be seen at www.offa.org. We neutered and retired Miki from breeding in May of 2013 and he is loving life and living with his great-granddaughter Bonnie.
JAX (DOB 1/2/11) – Giorgio Cubanese Biely luc CHIC #88490
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Jax came to us in October of 2011. He was born in Slovakia and imported into the United States. He is sweet and loving and has a beautiful coat. His sire has a gorgeous red coat and is well known in the show ring in Europe. He is the father of our beautiful Milli. Jax has had all of his health testing and has passed everything. See Jax’s health testing results at www.offa.org.
Jax was retired from breeding and has been neutered. He nows lives with a great family who adores him and vice versa.
SUNNY (DOB 1/20/11) – Lancaster’s Little Miss Sunshine
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Like her name suggests, Sunny is truly a ray of sunshine in our lives. The daughter of Skipper and Miki, Sunny has Miki’s lush coat and penchant for mischief combined with Skipper’s love of life and her need to give kisses to everyone she meets. Much to our dismay, Sunny broke her tail in our grooming room door as a young puppy and was unable to be shown in conformation events. Sunny has been spayed and retired from breeding and now lives with a wonderful family here in AZ.
See Sunny’s health testing results at www.offa.org
SMOKIE (DOB 9/22/10) – Lancaster’s Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire. CHIC #86228
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Smokie is our own home grown cutie. Born Black and White with Tan points, she silvered rapidly. Smokie is the daughter of Tillie and Miki. She is petite and fearless. She loves people and other dogs alike.
Addendum 12/2014 – Smokie has been spayed and retired from breeding. She is living the good life with her new BFF Sue.