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Even an Englishman out for a stroll in the mid-day Caribbean sunshine might be tempted to loosen his tie, perhaps even lose the jacket. As the humidity rises to 100% and the temperature dial goes past 30 0C who knows maybe even to loosen a top button or two. Not the proud owners of Havana’s finest canines as they are put through their paces as Havana’s annual international dog show. Indeed this is probably as impeccably groomed as you will find the human variety on this laid-back island nation. As for the Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Bichón Habanero, Siberian Husky and Rhodesian Ridgeback – they were all about before dawn talking with their hair stylists and getting over last minute nerves…

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