I've got so excited once I got the email that my account was finally activated. I've been reading a few posts on here for the past couple of weeks. I'm 15, and my family and I are looking for a new friend. Well, I am specifically. I'm an animal person what can I say! So... a little bit about ourselves...my parnets as their first dog together, had a cocker spaniel. Then after my brother was born we seemed to get attached to German Shepherds. I myself have bred chinchillas in the past, which let me say was probably the best experience ever.
We live in LA currently, and it has been a bit of a struggle to find a breeder, that is reputable, and close by. We might be visiting this one breeder tomorrow, (she is expecting a litter in October) but we like to first of all meet them before meeting the cute bundles of joy and making rash decisions on the spot lol
) It would be really helpful if you guys could reccomend us a few breeders. We found a few in the Sacramento area, even though it is a 5-6 hour drive, we don't really mind as long as we find a good breeder.
I was first introduced to the breed in a pet store ( yes yes I know) but since we do know that 99.9% of puppies come from a puppy mill (so horrendous) we don't know the parents, or how the puppy was raised (if they have even heard some household noises, or even set foot outside for that matter) and all that, we want to find a breeder. We had first looked at a Bichon Frises but A, the breeders are just way to far away, B the close ones don't reply or aren't active and C we just seem to like over all Havanese better.
Anyways, everyone on here is like an expert, so I'm really happy to become a part of it. When we get our new friend, we will keep you all posted throughout the exciting journey.
I also have a few questions. A very experienced Bichon breeder from up North, advised us that if we were to buy a pup (many of the havanese breeders have told us that their pups are roughs 1800) that we should have them well, breed. We thought, that since pretty much all breeders require that the pup be neutered/spayed at 6 months... so we figured that we would make a compromise or just discuss with them that we would let them choose the mate, and let them be the ones to take the pups and etc...
We really haven't given it a lot of deep thought, so again, we would really appreciate your advice. WE NEED GUIDANCE hehe
Also, bringing up the price, we don't believe that the most expensive pup is the best one, but at the same time as long as they get proper vaccines, and tests, then we will. I mean I've heard of dogs selling for 5,000. Just asking though, what do you think about that? I mean I'm a little lost in this...I still think its a ton of money.
And lastly before anyone makes any thoughts about me being 15 and not having enough responsibility, and maturity, please don't becuase I'm quite the opposite...I'm really looking forward to taking him for walks, because I love walking, and miss it since I have to drive everywhere to get places in LA.
So sorry for the long post....but I wanted to give as much detail
Thanks everyone and I look forward to getting to know you all!