NZch Wybnella's Cuddly Rascal


DOB 18th August 2007

Whilst in England September 2007, I had the privilege of visiting Wendy Allenby’s, ‘Wybnella Kennels’. 

Wendy and Shelia of Newtonwood Kennels work together, continually refining this lovely breed. 

An enormous thank you to Wendy for this one off export, the first Wybnella to Australasia.
Grimsby is named after his Port City birth place. Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire. He is a cuddly boy taking after his pedigree name ‘Cuddly Rascal’

His prodogy have the lovely large, broad heads, dark pigment, fine fluid coats, sound type and the lovely sable colours.

His soft endearing temperament has been passed on to all his puppies.  

Being the only Wybnella line in Australasia he is truely an asset to the Havanese breed in both Australia and New Zealand.


NZch Cubana's Calypso Cracker


DOB 11th April 2010

Cracker from our second litter decided to come into the world side ways which was a bit of a dilemma for mama.  Being first in line he was holding up the works not allowing his other six siblings to greet the world.  

With vet manipulation and an oxytocin injection he arrived at half past midnight!  

Cracker has grown up with his daddy’s gorgeous soft temperament, he was a joy in the show ring, with such lovely movement and an attitude that proclaimed, ‘look at me, look at me!’, full of life and vitality.

Cracker is the first golden/red sable born in NZ and is the first Havanese in NZ history to win a back to back Puppy in Show at an all breed championship show.  Cracker presents the whole package as a true to type Havanese. Cracker is now co-owned by Cubana and his new adoring parents Julie and Dave in Whangamata.


NZch Quality Choice Calvin
vom Salzetal

aka Calvin/Noodie

DOB 10th May 2010

One seriously handsome, stunning red havanese boy, Quality Choice Calvin vom Salzetal, set paws on New Zealand soil from Frankfurt Germany on 13th September 2012.

Calvin gives Cubana an important line with a lineage free of health issues so necessary in the refinement of such a wonderful and still,  rare/minor breed in NZ.

To Sabine Steinmann a huge thank you for sending us this number one gorgeous coated stud boy.

Not only is his conformation great, with soft temperament, but he is tested positive in carrying the rare red gene.

Calvin is Peaches father and now owned by Melanie Wakeman and is available at stud.

NZch Cubana's Hokey Pokey Dream

aka Whittaker

DOB 22 March 2014

It was a delight to witness the birth of Cubana’s first red and white pied boy from Peaches and Cracker. Whittaker was one of a litter of 4, Robbie our first all red boy, Dottie an apricot and Inky a jet black.

Over his first year Whittaker had some wonderful age group wins in the All Breeds Show arena and was No 1 Havanese on Dogzonline for 2 consecutive years.

Whittaker truly is ‘a lap lander with a licker licence’. At any opportunity Whitty will be on your lap with multiple kisses.​

Whittaker now lives on the Tutukaka Coast, Northland with two adoring humans and 2 havy friends Bramble and Summer. He has always been a beach bunny and now gets an opportunity almost daily to romp with freedom and glee on some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in New Zealand.


NZch Cubana’s Brite Volcanic Ember 

aka Possum

DOB 28 April 2015

This little mannie was born out of Squirrel and Calvin. He will be the last puppy from this lovely pairing. Possum got his name from his beautiful red sable colouring. He and his brother Harvey are our first ever true red sables and once again these boys are the first of their colour ‘down under’.

Possum is stunning in every way, lovely conformation, soft, warm temperament and wows the judges for Best of Breed on a very regular basis.

At our Nationals 2015 Possum achieved Baby Puppy in Show (Wellington Toy Dog Club) and Baby of Group (Prelude) which are satellite shows on 2 consecutive days. These were his first ever shows at 4.5months.

On the 30th April 2016 Possum qualified for New Zealand Championship Status and sired his first beautiful all red litter with Peaches.


aka BERT

DOB 8 November 2016 

Cubana’s Cookie Monster 

Bert came into the world through a lovely parent combo.  His mother 'Inky' a gorgeous little black girl, NZ CH Cubana's Luna Eclipse (A red Peaches daughter Imp Germany) and his father is NZ CH Quality Choice Calvin vom Salzetal (Import Germany). 
This grandfather/granddaughter pairing has produced one of Cubana's most stunning litters to date.

With the lovely red colours from Germany, Bert is our first most vibrant red sable boy.  Not only is he an eye catcher for colour but his conformation is lovely with a beautiful confident bouncy gate, a lovely little topline, perfect tail set not to mention his proportions are bang on.

Bert entered the professional show ring at just 3 months and has stolen the hearts of judges on every weekend.  To date he has been awarded multiple BOB wins over full coated adults, 23 Age Gp Baby and Puppy wins, 2 Puppy in Show (Toy Specialty) and 1 Baby Puppy in Show All Breeds level.  1 week after 12months Bertie now qualifies as a NZ Champion.

Bert loves the attention, is soft, cuddly and attentive.  I look forward to clearly, a successful show career for this one stunning little havanese.


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