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Looking To Get a Puppy -- I Need Your Advice
I'm very new to this forum but happy that I've found it because there seems to be a lot of people here with a ton of knowledge about the Havanese.
I love the Havanese breed and have been wanting to get one for awhile but unfortunately I can't afford $1200 to $2500 to buy one. I found an ad on a website from a breeder that lives close to me (another important factor, as I'm a bit apprehensive about shipping a puppy) and they are offering to sell a puppy for around $500 (which is within my price range).
I know it must sound horrible of me that I'm looking around to buy a Havanese at the cheapest price I can, but it truly comes down to the affordability factor at this time. We will love the puppy no less and are planning for him to be a close member of our family, and he will be spoiled to pieces, but I do have to be a bit practical right now in trying to purchase one.
I need your advice...
Provided that we're able to go and meet the puppy and we find that his personality fits with ours and appears to be in good health...
1. What questions should I ask the breeder?
2. Should I be really concerned that the breeder would be willing to let one
of these little cuties go for such a low price (is this too good to be true)?
3. Are there other (more reputable) avenues I could explore to find a puppy
within my price range?
4. Has anyone else on the board gone this route and how did it turn out?