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 GNYHC Mission Statement    
The Greater New York Havanese Club (GNYHC) is a specialty breed club whose mission is to educate both the Havanese exhibitor and pet owner about the breed: its special needs; its health issues and to mentor new Havanese owners.Club objectives are to: protect breed integrity, support and encourage public education, Havanese exhibition in shows, responsible breeding practices, disseminate information about breed health issues, participate in Havanese rescue, and host the GNYHC website.The GNYHC subscribes to the Code of Ethics, Constitution and By-Laws of the Havanese Club of America, and the American Kennel Club.
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RECONSIDER Early Spay/Neutering of your new puppy!
​Only Pet Stores and high volume breeders must comply with NYC law to spay/neuter dogs before they are sold. Research shows there are negative health consequences for early spay neuter of puppies. You may wish to speak with your vet first.  The AKC has a position paper on the subject. There are many resources on the web to find out more about this issue.

Safety First!  Keep your Havanese safe from running out when you open your door for Trick-orTreaters. Even the best-behaved dogs can become skittish or overwhelmed. Know your dog and watch his body language to decide if he’s best tucked away in a crate or a quiet room as opposed to joining the family for Trick-or-Treating, greeting the costumed neighbors or participating in a Halloween party. To prevent your dog from running out, make sure he is under control as you open the door for trick or treaters.

Treat Safety: Keep chocolate, hard candies, gum, raisins & candy wrappers away from inquiring Havanese (and other 4-legged friends)

Costumes & Decor: If you dress your Havanese, make sure they can see and walk safely. Glow sticks have a liquid that is not safe to ingest. 

Dog Walks: Walk your dog while it is still light out, if possible. Your dog may find candy, wrappers, and broken eggs on lawns and streets. Make sure that these tempting treats stay out of reach. Don’t leave your dog unattended outside on Halloween, even if he is behind a fence.
Not only can pranksters target family pets, but all the activity and commotion can increase your dog’s stress levels unnecessarily. Also, well-meaning neighbors may give unwanted treats
to your dog.

We wish you and your dog a happy and safe Halloween!