The Havana Silk Dog Association of America

National Parent Club of the Havana Silk Dog breed

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Havana Silk Dogs are so lovable that HSDAA breeders and pet owners all agree that Silks are the perfect dog for almost every household.

The HSDAA has breeders all across the country, click here to find a happy heathy havana silk dog puppy today.

Get out your cameras and convince your Silk to strike a charming pose. It’s time for the Fourth ­Annual HSDAA Photo Contest!

  • First place winner’s photograph will appear on the cover of the Summer 2017 Silk Road.
  • Second place winner’s photograph will appear on the back cover of the Summer 2017 Silk Road.
  • Winning photos in each category will be highlighted inside the Summer 2017 Silk Road.
  • All entries meeting specifications will be published in the Summer Silk Road.
  • Some photos may be chosen to be used in the 2018 Silks Calendar.



The HSDAA Photo Contest will feature the following categories:

  1. Action
  2. Classic (with authentic background only)
  3. Puppies
  4. Multiple Silks
  5. Silk(s) and Other Animals (not eligible for top prize, which is cover of Silk Road)

There will be a winner for each category and an overall first- and second-place winner chosen from all categories. The overall winning two photographs will grace the front and back covers of the Summer 2017 Silk Road!


Photo Specifications

Photo size must be at least 2600 x 3400 pixels, or 8.75 x 11.5 inches at 300 dpi (dots per inch).

To be considered for top prize (cover of Silk Road), photo must be oriented vertically (portrait, not ­landscape format) in order to fit on the cover of the Silk Road. So rotate your camera and take a photo that is taller than it is wide.

Landscape-oriented photos may be submitted, but will not be eligible for top prize (cover of Silk Road). Landscape photos should be 9” x 12” at 300 dpi (dots per inch).

2017 HSDAA Photo Contest
Deadline is June 18!


  • Photographer must be a member of HSDAA and own (or be the breeder of) at least one of the ­Havana Silk Dogs in the photo.
  • Silk Dogs in photographs must be registered Havana Silk Dogs.
  • Photos can include one or more Silk Dogs.
  • Only photographs entered in the Multiple Animal Category can include Silk Dogs with other animals. These photos are not eligible for the cover.
  • No people in the photos.
  • Deadline is June 18.
  • Limit of 3 entries per person.
  • Photo correction or adjustment (i.e., adjusting for contrast or brightness) is allowed. Photo ­manipulation (i.e., photoshopping) is not allowed.
  • Photos cannot have been previously published.
  • Entries become the property of HSDAA and the ­photographer gives HSDAA the right to publish in the Silk Road, the Silks Calendar, the HSDAA website, etc.


How to Enter

Entries should be sent to Barb Theisen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entries should be labeled with the photographer’s name and category and, if submitting more than one entry, with a separate title or number to distinguish it from other entries (for example, SmithAction1.jpg). A list of submitted photos and a specified ­category should be included in the email message.



Judging of photos will be done by professional photographer, Kathy Plunket.

Entries will be received by Barb Theisen and coded by Serelda Elliot
so that the owner/photographer is unknown to the judge.