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Don't go to a breeder that is breeding "pets". Go to a reputable breeder that is breeding to advance the breed. These breeders will still have dogs that are pet quality rather than show quality. Not every pairing will result in a litter full of perfect show dogs, and the ones with minor inperfections will be sold to pet homes. They are still perfect in every other way and you still benefit from all the other advantages. For example, my girl is too big for the breed, but that is her only fault that I can see. I had to sign a contract stating that I wouldn't show her or breed her and that I would agree to have her spayed and show the breeder proof. I paid a reduced rate for her as well since she wasn't "show quality", but better than most "pet havanese" that you will find from backyard breeders and puppy mills. Her parents are both champions, and I can still do obedience and rally with her.