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Scooters story...a good one! Kimberly is very wise!
Honestly, I didn't care about color...although we did want a girl at first. Riki was the one best suited to us personality wise, and he was a wonderful fit. With Daisy it was a harder choice as several of the puppies were wonderful. I actually wanted an all black...but Alana wanted the little black and white girl...and so now we have Daisy. Daisy's calm temperament actually fit better with Riki's assertiveness. They are a great fit.
Here is the challenge with these dogs, Riki started out black and white...and turned silver...and if you read some of the threads, many of the dogs completely change.
Yes, you might have your heart set on a specific color...but even in the ring, dogs of all colors are winners. You could even find a breeder with a good deposit situation and you get there to meet your perfect puppy, and you could even fall in love with another whose temperament matches you better.
A really good breeder knows that temperament is the key to your lifetime with a dog who could change colors up to three or more times! Your breeder wants to insure a good match, with color actually being secondary regarding being a good fit.
We wanted a girl and didn't care what color with the first. Ended up with a beautiful energetic boy who turned silver. We wanted a an black girl, and ended up with a very calm and sweet black and white parti girl who stayed the truest black.
Good luck. You might just get lucky and get all three...good deposit system, right color, and great disposition for your family and not have to wait too long.
Remember you aren't getting a dog, you are getting a lifestyle!
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003