The firsts in life are always exciting, and that’s true for the HCA too. Conquering, overcoming, and accomplishing our first times are important, a measure of hard work and dedication. Achieving a first is fun, the joy one feels when one does something meaningful – if only to that one. Firsts are worthy of a moment; to be recognized, celebrated, and remembered.

Indulge us as we look back, and anticipate the yet-to-be…

1989, Sept. 30First Annual Awards Banquet
Janesville, Wisconsin
First Best In Show WinnerHavana's Little Lulu of Ti-AraDorothy GoodaleArlene Gaglione
First Companion DogBISS CH Cliff Creek Vanna Starkette, CDDelores DixonJan Stark
First Kennel of MeritDestiny KennelLiz Vargo
First Female ROMHavana's Summer BlossomsDorothy GoodaleDorothy Goodale
ROMMendoza's Mona LisaSadie StrombergDorothy Goodale
Transferred to Liz Vargo
1999First Havanese shown in corded coat‘Max’ CH Smallhaven’s Perfect ImpresionAlice & Steve Lawrence
2010First Havanese to win Best of Breed at Westminster twice‘SweePea’ CH Fuzzy Farm Devil Made Me Do ItAlice & Steve Lawrence
2010First Havanese Grand ChampionGCH CH Wyhaven’s Walking In MemphisCathy WileyE Ann Ingram, Cathy Wiley and Martha Hayes