'Bono' Is Top-Winning Havanese In Breed History


Charming, sweet and playful, a 2-year-old silver-and-white male named “Bono” is the top-winning Best in Show and Toy Group First Havanese in breed history. The No. 1 Havanese in all systems and No. 4 Toy dog, Multi-BIS/Multi-BISS GCH Oeste’s In The Name of Love shines with his outgoing, friendly nature. Bono was bred and is owned by the husband and wife team of Rafe Schindler and Mary King of Menlo Park, California, along with Julie Vogel of Norman, Oklahoma, and Taffe McFadden, of Acampo, California, also the handler. “Bono has a darling, beguiling face and expression that absolutely melts hearts,” McFadden says. “He is the essence of the breed, winning you over with his looks and spirited personality.” Considered a mirror image of his dam, BIS GCH Oeste’s Stealing The Starlight, Bono also reflects the standout qualities of his aunt, Multi-RBIS/Multi-BISS GCH Oeste’s Flirt’N With An Outlaw ROM, the No. 1 Havanese in all systems in 2013, who also was bred and owned by the Oeste Havanese team and shown by McFadden. At the Havanese Club of America National Specialty, Bono took Best of Breed in 2018 and was awarded Best in Sweepstakes in 2017 as a 1-year-old. He has won nine Bests in Show, including the Whidbey Island Kennel Club show in November 2018 in Monroe, Washington, and the Yosemite Kennel Club show at Woofstock in June 2018 in Vallejo, California. The adorable Havanese is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Salmon & Rice Formula.