Like the others before me have said, you dont make any money breeding dogs, ESPECUALLY a breed like Havanese. We are breeding our first litter this spring, and with health tests alone we have equaled the price of a puppy, if not more. Hailey(my girl) just had her hips and elbows x-rayed, and it was $400+ dollors. That was just one test.
ALos, like an above poster said, you cant just walk up to another Havanese owner and ask if you can breed your girl to them, luckly, in Havanese, we have very few BYB(compared to breeds like goldens and labs, etc) so you cant just find a male any where and breed them. Most stud owners want to make sure your female is fully health tested(if they dont, then they obvously dont care about the puppies, and do you really want your female to be kept with someone(because, well, there arnt that many havanese around here, so you will probably have to take her to the stud's house, or ship her there, more $$$) who dosnt care about the puppies well being? Oh, and a stud fee is normally about the price of a puppy(there is about 2 1/2 puppy prices down)
Then there is all of the routine vet bills and other expenses like buying puppy birthing products, and the vet care of the puppies once they are born. Add that all up, and thats about a puppy price(depending on the price you sell your puppys for, which *normaly* ranges from $1800 to $2500 depending on quality, etc. Now your up to about 4 pups)
Well, most maiden bitches have small litters, of about four of five. When you add in all the bits and pieces of money of breeding, you break even. Thats without all of the suprises. Or food. I could add many more items to the list, and I am giving a low estimate, but it is VERY hard to make money on a litter, unless you only half do everything, and risk producing unhealthy puppies. Plus, not a whole lot of ppl know about havanese, and could you really find homes for all your puppies?
Finally, I agree with the above, you should definatly try entering your dog in dog shows, or talk to an experianced breeder(who health tests and shows their dogs) what they think of your girl.
Hope that helped!
oh, and NEVER try breeding on your own! it is a complicated process, and make sure you can find a mentor who has much experiance breeding dogs. Have you talked to your girl's breeder about this?
Hailey, Ch Hyatt's Estrella Filante
Lizzy, Ch Hermosa's A Pirates Life For Me
Esme, Hermosa's Forbidden Romance(hitting show rings late 2009/early 2010!)