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I would think the breeder would make the decision on case by case basis. The Havanese are bred for companionship and they tend thrive on being with their human family constantly. I have always worked part -time and we usually don't leave our furballs for more than 5 hours. I would think arranging a dogwalker, day care, a family member / friend to check on them would work while you are at work. I am sure folks who work outside the home, will share their experiences and recommendations. We got Lizzie for Benji. They keep each other company and really do well.
On most days I'm away no more than 3 or 4 hours. However, there are a few days when I work longer hours and can be out for 7 or 8 or ?? hours at a time. On these days, (on a weekly basis), Ellie goes to Playgroup for about 5 or 6 hours. They then bring her home and when I arrive, she's only been there for an hour or two. If it might be longer, I arrange for them to feed her when they bring her home. She's always happy to see me but truly never seems distressed.
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I am also interested in some breeds recommendations around Nj/Nyc area.
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Since Havanese were bred to be companions they need to be with their people a lot. Long periods alone are unlikely to make for a happy well adjusted dog. That said if you commit to having someone come in for an hour or so or to finding an appropriate WELL RUN playgroup or doggie day care this could work for you. You just need to be committed to that financial output as well as making certain that your pup is being properly cared for by the person you choose. Toy dog puppies can take many months to a year or so to be solidly housetrained. Many do get the hang of an indoor potty option sooner but that does require some one being there to reinforce those earlier potty efforts. Otherwise how are they to know that one potty spot is owner preferred over another.
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I recommend prospective puppy owners read this post to learn how to assess if a breeder is reputable or not and red flags you should not ignore.

Sticky: Things to Look for in a Reputable Breeder

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The link to Sticky: Things to Look for in a Reputable Breeder offers wonderful suggestions. The Greater New York Havanese Club also has a breed information letter that we will happily email. Write to [email protected]. We also suggest people visit local dog shows to see Havanese and meet with owner/breeder/handlers. You can look up most local shows at Infodog and search by state. Cheers!
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Oh! One more suggestion: The Greater New York Havanese Club is hosting a Havanese Specialty on Saturday, February 11th at the Hotel Pennsylvania. The show is one of the two local Toy Dog shows (NYC) before Westminster on the Monday following. The Progressive Dog Show is on Friday at the Hotel Pennsylvania, the GNYHC show is Saturday at the same location. It's a wonderful opportunity to see Havanese from all over who have come to NYC. You'll have a wonderful opportunity to begin to network. Find out when Havanese will be judged. Try to visit owner/breeder/handlers an hour before show time or after ring judging. Most show people return to the grooming area after they show. It's best not to try to approach folks right before they go in the ring. They are thinking about the judging and want to keep their dog focused.
A link to the February shows is at our website gnyhc.org and click on the EVENTS CALENDAR
There is also an AKC event for which the GNYHC is proud to represent the breed. The AKC Meet the Breeds event is at Pier 92 on the West Side of Manhattan the very same day as our club Specialty: February 11th. visit gnyhc.org and click on the events page for more information. We're at both locations that day. It's somewhat like the "World's Fair" of dogs (and cats, too!). The exhibitors are there to tell about their breed. No one is there to sell dogs. It's a wonderful family excursion.

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