encore havenese

At Encore Havanese we are committed to breeding dogs of the highest caliber.  Our breeding program looks at the various elements that go into providing a healthy and well rounded companion for families with wide varieties of  interests, ages and environments.  We go to extraordinary efforts in attempting to provide Havanese who enhance the standard and are less prone to genetic health problems.

Here I am enjoying another fun part of having puppies...picking 2 for Encore Havanese. There have been a lot of puppies I would have kept for myself, but I am so happy about the families each is now with.

Encore Havanese Breeding Guidelines:

The Encore kennels originated with Briards in 1995. Marilyn
Vaughn and her husband Steve Sivitz and their Briards,
were active in conformation, herding and agility. Marilyn
acquired her first Havanese in partnership with a long time
friend, Mary Lopez, Amor Havanese, in 1999. 

encore havenese family

These are the current members of the Encore Havanese family. They make me so proud and bring a lot of joy to our home … and their offspring give to our friends.”


CH Amors Bit O Honey; Encore Havanese’s first Champion

Desi, Teddi & Cruiser

Amors Bit O Honey; Amors Tiny Dancer; Tapscott's P.T. Cruiser D'Amor


Amor Rumor Has It


Encore She’s Smoking Hot; Jennie’s daughter


Amor Encore Dreamin’ Of You


Encore’s Ruby Tuesday


Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This


Encore The Chauffeur's Daughter


Amor's I'll Have Another


Amor Encore's Warrior Princess


Amor Encore Imagine I’m A Dreamer


Encore Simply The Best


Amor Encore Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now


Amor Encore The Best Is Yet To Come


Encore’s It’s Time To Decide


The Havanese is part of the Bichon  family of toy breeds which probably originated in the Mediterranean area.  The French word Bichon means “fleecy dog”.  The most popular members of the Bichon breed are: Maltese, Bichon Frise,  Havanese, Lowchen and Coton de Tulear.

Grooming your Havanese not only keeps her/him looking good but keeping him/her healthy


At Encore Havanese we are committed to breeding dogs of the highest caliber.


It doesn’t matter the age of your dog, you’ll always receive full support from us

CH Encore Little Miss Liberty (Libby) represents the type of dog I constantly strive for in my breedings.

"A Havanese likes everybody"

"Who's this sleeping in my bed?"

"The Encore Havanese gate guards...and welcoming committee"

Havanese look great in red...and so flashy. Here are my 4 red girls - Ruby (left) and Ruby with Jazz (center) Starlet (right) and Twix (bottom).
What a Weekend For Blaze
        Nov. 15 – 16, 2008
     2 Best of Breed Wins

CH Amor Encore Thoroughly Modern Milly - "Milly" Jan 2013. She is a classic Havanese... beautiful, spirited, and friendly.

CH Amor Walk Like A Man - "Frankie". Best of Breed - Havanese Club of America Specialty Oct. 2006. #2 Havanese in 2006, Frankie was invited to compete in the 2007 131st Westminster Kennel Club dog show NY, NY & Crufts; Birmingham, U.K.

CH Encore Little Miss Liberty - "Libby". Another Best of Breed winner for Encore Havanese. At 4 shows on 2011 4th July weekend Libby was Best of Breed & twice Best of Opposite Sex.

Libby, 5 months old, with her Mom, Blaze.

Libby is a very flashy red & white sable.

Lennon looking good

For many people, selecting a new dog has challenges and uncertainties.  I have been there myself.  If you are specifically interested in having an Encore Havanese as part of your family, I would like you to answer a few questions so that I can understand your situation and desires, to help select the most appropriate dog for you.  I look forward to helping you,