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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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hello all my name is rose. I will be picking up my baby Madona this saturday.. and i was just curious if her eye looked normal... she will be my first havanese. i have a toy poodle who is 11 so im just making sure this is normal.. thanks to all who reply!
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Is she a purebreed hav?? To my eyes, she does not look very happy and to me doesn't look like a typical hav puppy ... the eye is worrisome, it could be just a lack of pigment or something along those lines. Have you been to the breeders house? Met the parents? seen how she lives???

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no because she is 3 hours away but she has offered many times.. to see her parents and all.. i was thinking maybe it was just her color cuz one of her sisters has that color nose with just a little black.. should i be worried?

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this is her brother when he was a few weeks old...
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That doesn't look typical to me; worth having a vet take a look. Is Madonna a purebred Hav and have you read the 'things to look for in a reputable breeder' sticky?
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she said she is.. it doesnt bother me and when i read info about havanese it says that it can happen if there is some chocolate in the dog and isnt a health threat.. i love her either way i was just wondering..

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I would have an appointment set with vet as soon as you get her, have her checked out just to be on the safe side. She's cure regardless.
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she said she is.. it doesnt bother me and when i read info about havanese it says that it can happen if there is some chocolate in the dog and isnt a health threat.. i love her either way i was just wondering..
SAYING she's a reputable breeder means nothing. Were both parents health tested? Have you SEEN the results (or the recorded results on OFA)?

If it's just missing pigment around her eye, it's not correct, but it also is not a health concern. What bothers me is that it looks like the HAIR is missing around the eye and the skin looks irritated. Typically, with dogs lacking pigment, the very edge of the eyelid will be pink, but they still have a normal amount of hair around the eye.

I know you say you love this puppy, but you haven't even MET her yet. You really love the IDEA of a puppy. It is as easy to fall in love with a well bred, healthy puppy from a reputable breeder as a poorly bred, sickly puppy from a back yard breeder. And the second can end up costing you MUCH more in vet bills (AND heart-ache!) in the long run. Buyer beware!


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Oh, man! I just realized that these puppies are off Puppy Finder. This is an outlet for puppy mills and backyard breeders. NO reputable breeders sell their puppies through a site like this. I am afraid you are making a big mistake.


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Havanese are supposed to have black pigment around their eyes. Like you said you love her anyway. All puppies need a loving caring home and i'm excited for you. She is also a curly coated havanese. The only thing I would say is I wouldn't pay top dollar. A good havanese from a reputable breeder costs around $1.600 . I payed $900 for my Maddie from a backyard breeder. She has issues but I love her. She probably does have some chocolate in her genetics.

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