About Mariposa Havanese


 
 Welcome to Mariposa Havanese!  
This is my passion and what I do full time. 
Call me anytime to "talk Havanese"  
803-322-3211
Member of:
Havanese Club of America
Member, Volunteer
www.havanese.org


Central Carolina Havanese Club
Past Vice President, Past Secretary,
Member, Volunteer
www.centralcarolinahavaneseclub.com 


Havanese Rescue 
Board Member, Veterinary Liaison & Volunteer


Piedmont Kennel Club
Membership Chair, Past 2nd Vice President, volunteer

Charlotte, NC
www.pkc.org

 

Charlotte Dog Training Club
Member, Volunteer
www.charlottedogtraining.com





A few notes from our families:

"We just can't thank you enough for Lacey. She is MORE than we ever expected. We love her so much. You should be proud of the job you've done shaping these puppies into the delightful babies they are."
Love,
Kathy and Tim Coder
Fitchburg, MA

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"After retiring, I spent a year researching breeds and breeders for our next family dog. I am so fortunate to have found Michele at Mariposa Havanese! I have owned four other dogs, but never have I had such a positive dog purchasing experience as I had with Michele. Having only large dogs in the past, I had lots of questions about this small breed with which I was relatively unfamiliar. During my first phone call Michele not only answered all of my questions, but graciously invited me to her home to meet her Havanese family.  As I sat in her living room surrounded by several of her beautiful Havanese, I was able to quickly fall in love with this breed and see first-hand what a wonderful environment Michele provides for her dogs and puppies. She further explained her breeding philosophy to me. I was most impressed by the Carmen Battaglia Early Neurological Stimulation, Temperament Evaluations, and the early socialization she does with her puppies to ensure they get the very best start possible. This is the mark of a great breeder who truly cares about each puppy, and I am convinced this is why we have such a smart, well-adjusted puppy today. Michele's primary goal is clearly not to make fast money, but to create wonderful canine companions while preserving a lineage of which she can be extremely proud.

After my first visit, I was invited to come back and visit any time and did indeed make several visits once the puppies were born. Michele was instrumental in helping me choose the best puppy for our family, blending knowledge of our life style with her expert observations of the personalities of the individual puppies. Michele kept in constant communication throughout the entire process, from sending weekly pictures and videos to recommendations of supplies and home preparation for a puppy to assistance finding a good local vet. When we picked up our puppy she took time to show us some grooming tips, and sent us home with a crate, a huge bag full of supplies, a notebook full of important information and tips, all his paperwork, and even a flash drive with all his pictures on it!

On top of all that, our relationship didn't end the day we took our puppy home.  Michele continues to be a resource who welcomes us to call her with any questions or concerns, no matter how big or small. She sends emails encouraging the proper continuing training and socialization for creating a “good canine citizen." Thanks to Michele, we now have a sweet, smart, lively, loving ball of furry fun in our little Dash. We couldn't be more pleased or recommend a breeder relationship more highly than with Michele Nieberding at Mariposa Havanese."

Brenda and John Woodcock
Charlotte, NC

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"I picked a Mariposa Havanese puppy after months of researching Havanese breeders and meeting with several of them. Michele is by far the most involved breeder I have met. The amount of time she spends with the puppies makes such a difference, as well as her attention to every detail. She is devoted to all of her dogs and is careful to place each pup in the best home, finding the best match. She has also made herself readily available to help with any questions.

My pup, Bear, has spent every night happily in a crate since the day I brought him home. He was fairly easy to house train and rings a bell to go outside.

He has quite a personality, everyone loves him. When he first meets someone, it takes about a minute for him to investigate, and then he has a new best friend. I do think it helps every pup to get out and be socialized as soon as possible, he started puppy training right away, and goes lots of places with the family. He is eager to learn and please. Also, he is very smart. When the bears come around the house, he hides behind his big brother, an 80 pound Labrador Retriever.

Bear has been going out to the farm where I keep my horse since he was a puppy. He learned quickly to stay out of the way on trail rides. As he has aged, when I ride in the ring he hangs out on the sidelines, instead of running around. He gets along well with the four dogs at the barn.

Bear has been taking agility classes for a year and loves it. He is quite fast and agile.

Because he is so active, I take him to the groomer every 5-6 weeks to get trimmed in a puppy cut, no maintenance!

In summary, I am thrilled that I chose a Havanese and so happy to have found Michele!"

Nancy Jones
Asheville, NC

    




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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