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I want to purchase a second Havanese. Since we now live in East TN, I wanted to start looking for a good breeder in this area. In my search I came across KingsKids Havanese. Their web page provided a wealth of information. Is anyone familiar with this breeder?
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I want to purchase a second Havanese. Since we now live in East TN, I wanted to start looking for a good breeder in this area. In my search I came across KingsKids Havanese. Their web page provided a wealth of information. Is anyone familiar with this breeder?
The website is heavy on the bloodlines of their dogs and they obviously have shown some of them. What is glaringly absent is any information about health testing of the parents or BAER testing of the pups. Be VERY careful about this. Make sure you get CHIC numbers for the parents and BAER results on the pups before agreeing to purchase. They might do testing, and just not mention it on the site, but I find it odd, considering how complete their site is in other ways.

I, personally, don't like "one year replacement guarantees". NO ONE wants to give their puppy up at that point, no matter what is wrong with it. So these guarantees aren't worth the paper they're written on.

I also think the business with the "extended warranty" if you buy, their, exclusive, vitamins is weird. There is NO vitamin made that can prevent a dog from inheriting a genetic problem... especially after it's already born! That's just a marketing scam.

Finally, my personal opinion is that good breeders don't ship dogs. So I wouldn't buy from a breeder who does. But, in honesty, there are other people hear on the forum who don't agree with me on this last one.


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Thanks for your excellent remarks. I talked to the breeder this morning and plan on visiting her in a couple of weeks.
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