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Well, first, I wouldn't buy from a breeder who has a non-refundable deposit policy. Good Havanese breeders have waiting lists for their puppies. They don't have to keep people's money if, for some reason, the cannot take a certain puppy.
Second, the website ONLY shows "cute puppies". No informaion on sire and dams, (not even photos of them) no health testing listed, I'd have a LOT of questions to ask, and I certainly wouldn't even give them a deposit without first visiting, meeting the parents and seeing how the pups are raised.
They also say they have "performance prospects", but nothing on the web site explains anything about why they think their dogs are performance prospects, or what dogs in their lines have done. ...and as a performance person, there is NO WAY I'd choose a puppy from photos on the internet, nor would I put a deposit on a performance prospect without meeting the puppy first.
I spent the money to go down twice (by plane) first to check out the litter I was considering for my performance puppy, then again 3 weeks later, to bring her home.
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