Havana Doll House and Berdot Kennels

Havana Doll House

In 1974 Dorothy and Bert Goodale embarked on what would be the most
important search in their 30+ year career in dogs: restoring the
Havanais Bichon (Havanese) to the former genetic purity acheived by the originators of the breed.

Intrigued by references of the "Havanese", their first purchase of these
little dogs came from a chance reference in a spanish magazine. Through
contact with the editor, the Goodales were able to purchase 6 pedigreed
Havanese from two displaced Cuban families. This purchase was comprised of
an adult female, 4 daughters, and an unrelated male. Following a year long
advertisement in a Miami newspaper, the Goodales were able to purchase 6
more unrelated dogs from an elderly Cuban gentleman living in Costa Rica.
This gave them the gene pool of four bloodlines to work with.

It was from this gene pool that Dorothy and Bert were able to begin a
breeding program to prevent the extinction of this breed.

Havana Doll House
Breed History
Standards & Characteristics

Berdot Bolognese
Breed History
Standards & Characteristics

To view the Tribute to Dorothy Goodale click the link below.

A Tribute to Dorothy Goodale

To go to the Bolognese Club of America site click on the link below.

Bolognese Club of America