Ch. Isabella Tisza - Retired


                                                                       TR#34458201                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         CHIC #38929

                                                                                                                                               DNA Profile #V492205
                                                                                                                                               BAER, CERF, HIPS, PATELLAS,

                                                                                                                                               Cardiology & BA, ALL CURRENT





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Dedicated to restoring the original Cuban breed.



Summer 2011- Isabella 6 1/2 years old playing with her grand-puppies

She is still very fast!!!



Isabella at 5 years old, 2010

Its been a slow and steady road to Isabella's maturing and finding her place in the Havana Silk Dog world, but we are so happy we are here! Isabella was personally evaluated by Diane Klumb at the 1st Havana Silk Dog Association of America Specialty at Virginia Beach, VA, October 2007. I am proud to report that Isabella was 20 out of 20 for "type" to the Havana Silk Dog Breed and 95 out of 100 for her overall Havana Silk Dog Conformation. I knew there was something special about this sweet little girl I found, but I hadn't realized just how special and fortunate I was until Fall of 2007 as I came into the knowledgeable circle of other well-known Havanese and Havana Silk Dog Breeders. It is listening and learning from these dedicated groups of breeders, as well as  studying other resources,  that I have  established my breeding program with integrity and care to the health testing and commitment to excellence in the AKC Havanese breed and now the Havana Silk Dog Association and  Havana Silk Dog breed.  Whether we are breeding  HSDAA Havana Silk Dogs or AKC Havanese, the crucial point has been the commitment to health testing and breeding away from health issues. Thank you to my fellow breeders and friends who have helped me along the way and for supporting the health of both breeds! Thank you HSDAA for recognizing my Isabella Tisza as a true Havana Silk Dog! We are honored to be a part of restoring the original Cuban breed! 

"Welcome, Isabella, to your heritage!"

At the 1st HSDAA Specialty in Virginia Beach, VA (Isabella loved the East Coast Beach!)

October 27 2007

Isabella has vacillated between 9.5 - 10 pounds from her 1st litter and is 10 inches at the withers.


In the AKC Ring:

Toy Group 4 - Kenai Kennel Club Anchorage, AK - January 2006


Winner's Bitch & Best of Opposite Sex  - 4 Point Major, Puyallup, WA 2006


My Champion Photo

Isabella was purchased as a pup from an Iowa breeder whose Havs came from Champion lines in Hungary, and before that Europe and Russia. Isabella took Champion in Fall 2006 under handler Dixie Rae Sick with 4 majors: BOB, BOW, BOS (2) in 4 months! Isabella also took Group 4 in the Toys with me when she was only 12 months-old!


My very first photo






Me, Mom, Nate, Jessica, and Rachel 2005

My first snow!


                     Happy Champion




                                                                        "Izzy" at 26 months


Irrigation Festival Parade


Me and Mom at the parade with my therapy dog friends


Isabella has taken some agility lessons with Handler Dixie Rae but mostly she is content to lounge around and live the good life.  When we have time we participate in therapy dog visits with our local Olympic Gentle Paws club.





Patellas: Normal Hips: Good BAER: Normal CERF:  2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011  Cardiology: Normal Bile Acid: Pre 8/Post 16 


Soaps of Isabella at 6 1/2 Post -whelping her last litter 'Out With A Bang'

Isabella passed her Re-evaluation as a foundation dog by the HSDAA Evaluation Committee Summer of 2011 even though they said she was straighter in her front and rear. She still remains very healthy.


Soaps of Isabella at age 2 :   





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Phone: 360-457-7157


"A proud supporter of the original Cuban breed!"