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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for Chocolate Breeders

I am looking to purchase a show quality (that will be a pet first and foremost!!)chocolate puppy. Can anyone recommend a few breeders to contact? I've read numerous things about breeders not wanting to sell "show quality" puppies but figured there had to be some!!
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I suggest you go to local dog shows and meet local breeders and perhaps find someone to mentor/co-own the dog with.
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Educate yourself! Happy, healthy Havanese come from reputable breeders!

To find Reputable breeders:
Visit:
http://www.havanese.org/

You can meet reputable breeders at AKC Shows and visiting events arranged by official local Havanese Club.

Please help and adopt from:

Havanese Rescue:
http://www.havaneserescue.com/
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Thanks for the info...
I have a rescued Havanese, I rescued the mom and litter of 3. He is a light colored chocolate (that will be neutered!!!)and an absolute doll.
I will keep looking!!
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Where are you? If you are wanting to get into showing, you will want a mentor. If you are getting into chocolates, it is even more necessary to have a mentor. Keep in mind that a lot of judges don't like chocolates so you're getting into one of the most expensive avenues possible. I had a dark brown chocolate male and have had experience at showing and he still took a long time to finish. I had a lot of compliments on him by experienced breeders and people with great reputations for high standards (including Havanese breeders and judges), but chocolates are not held in high regard by many in the show/breeding arena.
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Please PLEASE make sure that you read some of the threads and posts about reputable breeders and doing research properly to find the right breeder and right havanese for you.

There are many threads right now that have been hot topics lately because some people have failed to do their homework before purchasing a dog.


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I have a chocolate female I love dearly. I also went looking for a chocolate because I met one at a show that I fell in love with. What I found out is that there are alot of backyard breeders and worse who "specialize" in chocolates. Be careful who you decide to buy one from.Also, I didn't meet any reputable breeder who didn't want to co-own a show female(although I'm sure there may be some). As I wasn't interested in showing or breeding it wasn't an issue for me. Have fun looking!!!

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I second Kimberly in that a choc. will be MUCH harder to show and win with, especually if you are new to it. Before I got my first Hav, I thought I wanted chocolate....then the more I was around them, the more I realized that I didn't. You can have more problems with pigment, and a MUCH harder time showing them.

I think the most important thing would be finding a breeder who can mentor you, and who has dogs with whom you stand a fighting chance with in the ring. Go to shows. Talk to breeders. See who wins(although Handlers can play a BIG role in this, if a dog is winning consistantly, w/o a handler, proabiility is that it is a nice dog)

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There is so many things to say about chocolade, so I do not have the space...lol..
I love them, but am the first to say that if you are looking for your first showdog, walk in a other direction...
Learn about the breed, and find a breeder you thrust with a filosopy you chare.
You will have a much easier start in to showing with a black pigmented havanese, and will probably have easier to find a breeder to mentor you...

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I second Kimberly in that a choc. will be MUCH harder to show and win with, especually if you are new to it. Before I got my first Hav, I thought I wanted chocolate....then the more I was around them, the more I realized that I didn't. You can have more problems with pigment, and a MUCH harder time showing them.
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Yes, pigment is a problem and so is eye color. It is very hard to get a chocolate with an eye color that will do okay showing.
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