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2000.00 is about right for a havanese. Sometimes you will find them a bit cheaper and sometimes more. If a breeder does all the necessary health testing and shows you proof of it, and also shows her dogs, there's great expense in that. Paying more for that pup may save you headaches and health problems later. That doesn't mean a pup from 2 healthy parent can't have problems, but a good breeder will guarantee that pup. Be careful some breeders will only exchange a pup if a health problem comes up. You want a breeder that will refund your money to help pay for vet costs etc. Remember just because someone charges 2000.00 for a pup, does not mean they did all health checks on the parents, ask for pictures and proof!
When I bought my Bella, I didn't know anything about health testing, let alone owning a dog. I got a discount on her because she was 7 months old. I still paid 1800.00, but her parents were not completely health tested. She ended up with 2 surgeries before age 1.5 yrs old totally over 4000.00! The only good thing was the breeder did refund my money towards surgeries. Just be careful. Sound like you are using you head. Keep up the good work and I am sure you will get a great puppy from a good breeder.