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I welcome any feedback on Glamour Queen Havanese (http://gqhavanese.com/default.aspx). Many thanks!
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Looks like they do not do any sort of health testing or anything on the parents. (well they do not openly say they do anyhow) Looks to be like soem sort of 'hobby' breeder. Personally, I would pass.

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Hello Jeffo, and welcome to the forum.

I haven't a clue who these breeders are, but when looking for a healthy Havanese, there are quite a few questions you need to ask yourself and the breeders. Check here to learn more: http://havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=380

Here too: http://havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=6169

Hope these help. You can check out the Havanse Club of America website, http://www.havanese.org/education/pu...0-puppy-buyers which can help as well.

If a breeder doesn't health test and post results at ofa.org, you have to wonder why. Having a vet check the puppies and parents out is all good, but it isn't an x-ray, blood test or eye test.




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There are some other members in Washington, perhaps they can help you in your search. I agree with Ryan's above post.

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Jeff,

Those puppies are admittedly adorable. However, a few things seem a bit disturbing to me. One is the mention on the home page and elsewhere on the site that they are "in a loving home." It doesn't say "their" loving home, though they do mention that on one of the other pages. Just raises a red flag for me. The second thing is, I would bet they don't do the testing since they do mention the dogs are checked by their vet to make sure they're okay (or words to that effect) and nothing more about testing.

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I welcome any feedback on Glamour Queen Havanese (http://gqhavanese.com/default.aspx). Many thanks!
Ahhh, several red flags for me.

1-UKC registered is not an AKC Havanese. It could be anything, mixed with anything.

2-One year health guarantee. Really? One whole whopping year? Ummm-no thanks.

3-The "about us" page list several people that work with/for GQ. If a breeder is breeding "small number of Havanese", you surely don't need anyone working in sales, answering calls or replying to emails for you. To me that says they have more that a SMALL number of Havanese.

4-health testing? No mention of it.

5-no pictures of their dogs that they own. Most breeders with a website proudly show off all their dogs.

I think there are much better options out there. JMO

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I second what Janet says! If it were me, I'd keep looking.
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Also, with UKC it may be that they bought a dog from a breeder with limited AKC papers and then registered the dog with UKC so that they could breed her. I don't know of any good breeders who breed "just for pets". We breed to get puppies as close to the standard as we possibly can and for that perfect show dog.


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