Hello and welcome to our website! We are Patty and David, a husband and wife from Raleigh, NC who are animal lovers in general and dog enthusiasts in particular! We live on a small farm outside of town with our two horses, Lil and LJ, our yellow Labs, Lydia and Levon and our two Havanese, Trip and Bunny. Both of us are professional photographers and enjoy the flexible schedule that gives us to travel and spend time at the ocean and mountains with our dogs.
Our animals are our family! My husband began breeding labs 25 years ago when he fell in love with the breed’s loyalty and eagerness to please. When I married him ten years ago, I started looking for a small lap dog for myself. While I love the labs, they aren’t exactly lap dog material (not that they’ll agree with me!). I’ve always been a cat person, but David is allergic to them, so I wanted to get a small dog instead. I also was interested in getting into showing, so I needed to take that into consideration as well. After researching different breeds for a year, I knew I’d found the right one for us when a Havanese breeder described them to me as having a Lab personality in a small dog’s body! They fit in perfectly with their bigger brothers and sisters. Trip was the first dog I showed and when he got his championship, I was hooked! I enjoy not just being able to show off my dogs, whom I am very proud of, but also the social aspect of it as well. Currently I serve on the board of the Central Carolina Havanese Club.