Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I mean no harm in this post, I just need to be frank.
I find it very, very odd that you are not just adamant about the coat color, but the markings too. Very few Havanese have no markings at all, so even without the intense color oreference, you are really restricting yourself. Breeders understand color preference (whether they care to admit it or not, everyone has one). What they won't understand is you placing color AND markings so high on your list of priorities. I haven't seen you mention temperament, sex, etc at all. Just color and the number of dogs you want. Havanese, especially chocolates, are such a mixed bag, and that is what so many of us love about them. You can get a dog that stays the exact same color as it did when it was born, or you can end up with a diluted dog. Markings grow out, Belton ticks appear, color fades and changes quite a bit. With such a restriction before even thinking about the dog's temperament and how well suited it is for your family, you are making things incredibly difficult for yourself. What happens when that solid chocolate dog finally comes along after years, only it is nervous and scared or way too high energy for a pet only home? You wait another couple years? Honestly, one of the criteria needs to be dropped.
I wish you luck in finding a dog. You can disregard my recommendation, as the chocolates she produces have all been partis and she would be very turned off by someone with such strict aesthetic requirements.