The HCA is the American Kennel Club (AKC) Parent Breed Club for the Havanese and as such we; have a broad-based knowledge of the breed, are the home to a directory of responsible breeders, offer considerable educational resources and a commitment to being positive stewards of the purebred Havanese.

The HCA encourages all Havanese owners and fanciers to become involved with club activities, whether on a local or national level. For many new Havanese owners, joining a club is the best opportunity to learn more about our breed, network with fellow owners, and participate in fun activities that come with membership.

The HCA is dedicated to the following principles:

  • Agreeing to abide by the HCA Constitution and By-Laws & Code of Ethics
  • Committing to doing all in our power to protect and advance the interests of the breed
  • Expecting members-breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by the AKC as the only standard of excellence by which Havanese shall be judged
  • Encouraging and supporting the organization of independent local Havanese Specialty Clubs
  • Practicing respectful, sportsmanlike behavior at all dog shows and events
  • Overseeing organized, fair, safe, and efficiently run events that the HCA hosts under the Rules and Regulations of the American Kennel Club
  • Building a community of dog fanciers devoted to honoring the spirit and temperament of the Havanese

We invite you to explore our website for more information about our breed, history, activities, and so many more benefits of HCA membership..

See our Membership FAQs, Membership Application and Sponsor Forms on the right.

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