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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for breeder recommendations in the Northeast preferably

My family is looking for a new addition to brighten our days. We are new to owning dogs and would welcome suggestions on breeders or the breed itself. We live in New Jersey, but we are willing to travel to find our newest member of the family. Thanks so much.

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What part of the NE are you in? I am in Ma and would be more than happy to talk to you about some local breeders.

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I recommend that you read the Health thread (on the main page) as well as Importance of a good breeder (http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=7098) threads on the forum.

The following books would help you understand the Havanese and thier care:

The Havanese by Diane Klumb

From Nose to Tail (Grooming book)

I would also recommend this book for first time puppy owners: "How to raise a puppy that you can live with".

I am sure the forum members who are familiar with the reputable breeders in New Jersey or near by areas would help you with recommendations. My pups come from a reputable breeder in California.

Being a first time puppy owner myself, I cannot emphasis enough how important it is to do your homework and build a relationship with a reputable Havanese breeder. You will need all the support, guidance while raising an adorable Havanese puppy.

There is a good thread about "what is a Havanese" or something similar title. I couldn't find it. It tells you the pros and cons of owning one. I hope someone can find it and post it here.

Good luck with your research and quest for a Havanese puppy!
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Thanks so much. We have been doing some research. We bought the book The Havanese, which has been very useful. I appreciate the suggestions you offer. Clearly, we need to do a lot of homework to make sure we do this right. One other question I have, which I am almost afraid to ask. All the breeder questionnaires ask if the owners work outside the home. Both of us do, and our kids are at school during the day. I do work at home a lot, but I also travel for business. We have local dog visiting services that we could enlist during the days we work outside of the home, but does this mean we are an unsuitable home for a puppy? Seems even harder to find a young adult Havanese.
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Farah of WyndwardHavanese is in New Jersey and if you take a look at her thread about puppy breath at Wyndward you'll see the cutest puppies.

I know a lot of the questionnaires ask about working outside the home but I think if you can make adequate arrangements for your puppy you should be fine. Of course if they're going to be alone for hours on end it helps when they have another to keep them company.

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Thanks so much. We have been doing some research. We bought the book The Havanese, which has been very useful. I appreciate the suggestions you offer. Clearly, we need to do a lot of homework to make sure we do this right. One other question I have, which I am almost afraid to ask. All the breeder questionnaires ask if the owners work outside the home. Both of us do, and our kids are at school during the day. I do work at home a lot, but I also travel for business. We have local dog visiting services that we could enlist during the days we work outside of the home, but does this mean we are an unsuitable home for a puppy? Seems even harder to find a young adult Havanese.

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.

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I appreciate all this great advice and caring response. I am working through the questionnaires for a few different breeders, hoping something will work out for this spring/summer. This is very exciting!
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Welcome to the forum! And I hope that you find exactly what you are looking for in a pup. I agree that as long as arrangements are made for the pup to have come companionship and exercise that most breeders will be ok with it. Although it would be hard to housetrain if you are gone for long periods.
I am in Central Jersey and have three Havanese (by breeder is in southern PA). As Poornima pointed out, these are companion dogs, so not leaving them for too long should be considered.
Some breeders have young adult dogs, but you problably have to call lots before you find one.

Would love to know how you make out!! If you get a pup - please watch for a thread for my 2010 spring playdate. If you search back to NE playdates, you will see pics from previous ones.
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Welcome to the forum! And I hope that you find exactly what you are looking for in a pup. I agree that as long as arrangements are made for the pup to have come companionship and exercise that most breeders will be ok with it. Although it would be hard to housetrain if you are gone for long periods.
I am in Central Jersey and have three Havanese (by breeder is in southern PA). As Poornima pointed out, these are companion dogs, so not leaving them for too long should be considered.
Some breeders have young adult dogs, but you problably have to call lots before you find one.

Would love to know how you make out!! If you get a pup - please watch for a thread for my 2010 spring playdate. If you search back to NE playdates, you will see pics from previous ones.
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Do you mind if I ask who your breeder is? Where in PA? I live in Pittsburgh and plan on looking for a pup within the next year or so. I am also doing research and looking for reputable breeders.
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Looking for breeders in the CT/MA/NY area

After quite a bit of research we've decided to get a Havanese puppy. Apparently the dog world has changed a lot in the last 12 years when we last got a puppy. Seems that there are more shysters out there and you really need to do your homework. I have a list of breeders who don't know if they'll have puppies available in October which I consider a good sign. I got a list of questions to ask potential breeders which I got from HAC and other sites. I thought I was set. But the more I read on this forum the less secure I'm starting to feel.

So I decided to ask for recommendations for breeders in the greater CT area as well as folks to stay away from. (I've already crossed one off my list due to forum chat) Looking forward to hearing from you and becoming a Havanese companion.
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