The official Havanese parent club the American Kennel Club.
WHOLE DOG JOURNAL
Although a generally healthy breed, there are some hereditary conditions that occur in Havanese. If you buy from an ethical breeder who has done the required health testing on their dogs your chances of having a healthy puppy will be greatly increased. The Southern Magnolia Havanese Club follows the parent club, Havanese Club of America, in promoting health testing. To see what testing that the HCA recommends and how to verify that a dog has passed the testing, please check http://www.havanese.org/health.
We encourage breeders to have the health testing results posted on http://www.offa.org/index.html
HEALTH SCREENING PROVIDERS RECOMMENDED BY OUR MEMBERS
Please click on the link above for a list of veterinarians who our club members have found to provide excellent testing services.