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Check out the new health section in our Wiki for all Versailles dogs.
These are health records, care and info and more. You can find ALL information about Versailles dogs & much more on many other breeds.
Simply CLICK ME to go directly to the health section.
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Karen has for more than 4 decades strived to produce the very best healthiest animals which are used Worldwide in breeding programs and gaining CH titles in those countries. She was that kid that took her pets (friends) to school when she could and slept on the kitchen floor teaching her first pet how to toilet - she was just 12, she worked in her local vet on a Saturday in the kennels. Animals to Karen are family and for whatever reason, they all love her and will chatter away to her.

She is the ONLY breeder who has owners all over the World and she keeps in touch with all. 
This year alone she has rescued rehabilitated re-homed successfully even the most abused animals that she collected from the very worst selfish owners possible and that tally exceeds 350 this year alone. Some of her exceptionally older doggies were euthanized this year to prevent suffering and she actively promotes that approach. Heartbreaking as it is she has some ashes turned into something she can wear to have close to her heart always!

Karens dogs remain the most titled in the World and are repeatedly being used by breeders in the UK and Ireland and the rest of the World. They are CORRECTLY and FULLY tested way beyond all other breeders and she is one of a handful of owners that has a DEFRA license for the work she does with animals that she trained to do as an advanced veterinary nurse and canine psychologist. Her dogs and the progeny (kids and grandkids ) of HER dogs are winning and many hold studbook numbers and one holds the 1st World Title awarded to a British dog in the Havanese breed.      
She is a qualified teacher, former civil servant and has many qualifications that enable her to treat animals, and has the UK's first and ONLY RCVS consented premises for non-veterinary surgical procedures. She works with veterinary surgeons across the UK treating pets that include exotics pets like 
Petaurus breviceps. Callithrix jacchusCallitrichidae, Erinaceidae  Psittacidae Dogs Cats and many small animals and off-site equine and farm animals.

She was the resident expert for 19 years on canine and human natural health on for 6 breeds, human and animal natural veterinary medicine and today still advises thousands of people that contact her for help which is all given without charge! She recently undertook a Ph.D. in that subject area and passed and she intends to publish her thesis when time allows.

If YOU believe that Karen is that ETHICAL breeder for you then ring her when puppies become available or just to see if she has any rescues or re-homes available - NO OTHER BREEDER IN THE UK will offer this. You will receive advice (scientific) for life and be encouraged to mix with those that may have your doggies relatives. Karen will always be available 24 hours per day but you must use social media, telephones or email to contact her, she has not yet mastered a crystal ball or smoke signals. All messages, calls, etc are retained by her and she can see if you have tried to make contact and she will get back to you. Occasionally she will have those she mentors with her when handing over your animal to ensure she forgets nothing during this exciting time. She will ALWAYS hand to new owners shampoo, medication (If necessary (rescues, etc), a full animal pack even if not her own animals and advise you how to make contact with her. Veterinary records if available will be given to you as will chip details KC papers (if bred by her) and any other important information. She knows during these exciting times many new owners often forget spoken words so she gives you printed information to ensure you fully understand how to care and love your new family member.(That does NOT include a crystal ball )

Puppy applications are just a way to encourage breeders to make lists that suit their own agendas. I believe that talking to you IS the best policy. So always call. I NOW trust my gut instinct (if only I had before 3 of my dogs would be in safer animal-loving home away from breeders who are not animal lovers who cage for lengthy periods and BREED TO THE MAXIMUM unethical false non-animal people just money hungry)

Feel free to use the navigation buttons on the side and links for all animal health and training advice. Some of that is the very latest research and all scientific and peer-reviewed


Contact me any time to chat via phone on: 07875754148
I may be unavailable when you call, but please leave a message and your number and I will return your call as soon as I'm free.
Email me

We are checked by RSPCA and Veterinary Surgeons that work here FREQUENTLY as part of our PROFESSIONAL registrations with professional organizations including The RCVS.

The latest check was PASSED 26 Feb 2020 - ALL ANIMALS CHECKED PLAYED WITH AND CUDDLED by authorities and enjoyed by them too.

As a rescue organization, we have had just 3 malicious allegations (in 35 Years) made to RSPCA by disgruntled animal abusers and we have passed EACH TIME, as one inspector stated we have absolutely no concerns, your animals are happy well cared for, playful, loving affectionate, have food water and toys readily available - YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN KNOWN TO US IN THAT RESPECT! You even have animals from us which also involved a full inspection. 

Some people just don't like the truth that they shouldn't own animals or they own the wrong animals, being told that by us is often not taken very well- BUT we will tell these owners who are sold animals by breeders of whom do not research these awful neglectful owners whatsoever resulting in abused neglected animals! 
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Versailles is a small home breeder that happens also to be the longest Havanese rescue in the UK who has mentored over 10 Havanese and Russian Toy breeders in the UK all have and still use Versailles dogs for breeding and showing.
We are the ONLY British Havanese breeder who has successfully exported dogs to every continent that have become Champions in over 38 countries.
We were the FIRST Havanese breeder that has won a World Title with our girl Tanny.
Versailles doggies are foremost pets that we may sometimes show , so to win Crufts on many occasions, world titles and have more Champion titled dogs than any other UK breeder world wide is amazing.
Versailles dogs remain the most health (BVA) (Laboklin) tested Havanese in the UK , our health testing exceeds breed club and KC recommendations.


We are veterinary trained (vet nurse advanced and level 3 ) veterinary licensed implanters (22years )Canine psychology (level 6) and also hold a PhD (Phil) Veterinary natural treatment and allopathic medicine I also teach English as a foreign language and canine First Aid

Our aim is only to have happy healthy home raised balanced socialised puppies that can leave our home and go into their new "fureva" homes full of confidence. We also rescue re-home rehabilitate many other animals which you will meet when you visit us.

Please take a look at some of our doggies, puppies, cats and other animals on our facebook pages and websites.

Before  buying any puppy you should take some time to read the FREE help and advice articles on site here just click the left side for all areas of interest.
Feel FREE to share the help and advice here , it has prevented hundreds of dogs entering rescue!

THANK YOU for taking time to stop here a while and we wish you every success in finding the right well balanced puppy from the right type of breeder.
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Welcome our new line of Russian Toy Terriers.

One of the rarest Toy Breeds in the UK

From Aristocratic Russian Lines 
Born and Bred IN Russia 

We are indebted to Yulia Semina for her help over the past 4 years.
She has mentored me throughout those years and has been a true doggy lover of tremendous value.
I promised her all those years ago I would get the Russians to Crufts and I shall.

We will be showing and breeding these wonderful doggies alongside our World Winning Havanese Lines which again started with Siegreich Kennel almost 14 Years ago. We still have those two first Hungarian Imports to the UK. Breeders in UK laughed until of course we started winning with the dogs from those and they then wanted those lines after years of non acceptance of their breeder.

We are always grateful to the breeders that have helped us as we hold value to showing TRUE sportsmanship. Being a former athlete I understand what that means and I guess those that want to climb to the top of the tree without recognising the hard work of those that mentored you show the reality of their awful personalities that lack fair play!

As always our dogs reign supreme in the show ring and at home.
Please have a look at our Russian Toy Terrier section and know that if you acquire one of these adorable little friends from our kennel, you are guaranteeing the best. Like our Havanese, our toys are tested and loved all the same.

Have a look at the information and gallery and don't hesitate to use the contact form and ask about these wonderful little dogs.
Versailles Kennels is first in the UK to continually health screen all our dogs whether they are for pleasure, show or breeding. With our dogs, you can rest assured you are getting the best bred and healthiest dogs in the United Kingdom & the world.

We test for:

  • Eyes - ALL disorders
  • Hearing - UK Standard hearing test
  • Bones - ALL disorders:
  • hips / dysplasia
  • elbows
  • knees
*All done to RCVS / BVA standards

  • Heart - ECG test on all dogs from birth and required for all dogs bred by us until the end of their lives
  • Liver - function and hemophilia according to Laboklin tests in Manchester
  • Coats - Furnishing & genetic testing for:
  • curly
  • straight
  • color
*All done at Laboklin
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Pictured above:

November 2013: International, Multi- and Multi-Grand Champion Versailles Tanika Adorele at Cotonese confirmed as full German (VDH) Champion, making up her fifteenth FCI championship title and confirming her place as one of the most successful UK bred Havanese of recent times ...Bred by Karen Clark Stapleton of Wallasey, Wirral, England and campaigned by her for all but 3 of her shows to win this award of merit!

Tanika was formally confirmed by the FCI in Brussels on the 3rd October 2013 as an FCI International Beauty Champion mostly campaigned by her British Breeder: Karen Clark Stapleton

Read more about Tanika’s history and accomplishments
Here & Here

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