Ethical Breeder

Ethical Breeder

Our Ethics

Ellingly Kennels are members of the Tasmanian Cannie Association (TCA) and follow their code of Ethics.  Our ethics outlined here meets or is beyond the requirements of the TCA Code of Ethics. 

As a member of the TCA we shall constantly strive to improve our knowledge of the Havanese breed, and our knowledge of the requirements for the care, welfare and betterment of dogs

We breed primarily for the purpose of improving the quality, health, welfare, soundness or working ability of the breed in accordance with the breed standard, and not specifically for the pet or commercial market.

We will not sell or otherwise transfer from our care any puppy under ten weeks of age.

Should any of our puppies/dogs require re-housing due to a change in circumstances, we expect to be made aware of this and will assist in rehousing them into suitable new homes.


Every breeding will be done from the standpoint of bettering the breed.  At Ellingly Kennels we intend to maintain and improve the standard of the Havanese breed and the health, welfare and soundness of our dogs having regard to the following:

  • By striving to eliminate hereditary diseases within our dogs and the Havanese breed.
  • That the health, physical welfare and fitness for function of dogs is of prime importance, and
  • We shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that dogs bred by us do not suffer from any disorder that impedes their sight, breathing or ability  to move freely or which is otherwise detrimental to their comfort and wellbeing.

A bitch will not be bred from unless it is in good health and has reached adequate maturity and, in any case, no matings shall be permitted before the age of 18 months.  We will not breed any bitch kept by us causing it to whelp more than twice in any 18 month period.