Friday, May 27, 2011

Havanese and Herding: It All Goes Back to the Family Poultry Flock in Cuba

The Havanese: A small, sturdy dog of immense charm who herded the family poultry flocks in Cuba. That's right! Havanese are known to have some herding instinct so Cosmo and I put it to the test on our recent outing to The Canine Ranch in Canton, Ga.

Here, Cosmo tries his paw at sheep herding. Wonder how he'd react to a poultry flock?!

The Havanese is a small sturdy dog of immense charm. He is slightly longer than tall, and covered with a profuse mantle of untrimmed long, silky, wavy hair. His plumed tail is carried loosely curled over his rump. A native of Cuba, he has evolved over the centuries from the pampered lap-dog of the aristocracy into what he is today - the quintessential family pet of a people living on a small tropical island. His duties traditionally have been those of companion, watchdog, child’s playmate and herder of the family poultry flock.
Cosmo tried all sorts of new activities last weekend. Check out his lure course run here!

Happy Friday!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure! It looked like fun to meet those sheep

    Good to meet you - I'm stopping by on the blog hop this morning. Stop by because you might enjoy my video - "The Bad Dog Blues."

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    Hope you have time to enter the Organix dog food giveaway also:

  3. Good morning! Don't forget to send your address for the prize you won: You may also be interested in entering the Organix Dog Food giveaway:

  4. Cosmo, you're a natural! And what great exercise!

  5. Wow! Cosmo did great! Never would have thought a Havenese could be a sheep herding dog! Amazing! Go Cosmo! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  6. Did you ever try him on poultry?

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