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post #1 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think Lucky has any Havanese in him?

I rescued Lucky about 2 months ago and my groomer said he had some Havanese in him, but my vet said he more Maltese. (Sorry for the big pictures...I don't know how to make them smaller). As fellow dog lovers, I'm sure that you understand I don't care what breed he is...I'm just curious on his background.


Here's a picture of him in the shelter.
(Breaks my heart every time I look at it)




The day I brought him home and gave him a bath



After his haircut (he had tons of matting)



His hair is growing back in.




This is his "smile"...he does it when he's happy. (Scared the beejezus out of me the first time he did it).


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post #2 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 09:12 PM
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Welcome to the forum. The name Lucky fits him after finding such a good Mommy to adopt him. He sure looks a lot like a Hav to me but I'm no expert! Whatever his breed, he is adorable! Thanks for all the great pictures ~ love that smile.....LOL

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Christie, bless your heart for adopting Lucky and for turning his life around. I would agree there might be some Havanese, or he's all Hav. Maltese don't usually have other colors than white/cream. Lucky has silver/gray ears and his head has a Hav shape to it.

Funny about that "smile". I was visiting someone last week and her Yorkie does the same thing. It's not very welcoming when you don't know!! LOL

How old is Lucky? He looks adorable!




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He looks like a Havanese mix to me too, what a cutie!!!

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He looks awfully havie to me. I see it in his eyes, in the shape of the head and body. I'm so glad he's found a happy home with people who love him.

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Wow! Thanks for the kind words everyone! Since everyone is sooo nice I have to tell you the story behind Lucky. (I'll try to make it short). I had to put down my 14 year old fur baby earlier this year. She had cancer and had gone from weighing 24 lbs. to 14lbs. The last month I had her I spent so many nights on the kitchen floor trying to get her to eat anything. The vet agreed we had done all that we could do so I made the hardest decision of my life. I was absolutely devastated and swore I would never get another dog. But with the huge gaping hole in my life, I thought about fostering a dog so I got online and happened to see a posting somewhere about a "high kill" shelter in my area. I got online and found the shelter's website and fell in love with Lucky. (He looks a lot like my Roxie). The shelter was supposed to be putting Lucky down at the end of the day so of course I couldn’t get anyone to answer the phone at the shelter, so I am going 90 miles an hour to get there before they closed. The whole time I was thinking to myself, surely someone has adopted him. After a 45 minute drive I get there and he’s not there. The lady at the counter said she would “go out back” and see if he was there. It turns out they had him in the back and were planning on euthanizing him soon. (I didn’t have the stomach to ask how close he came to that). She brought him up and it was love at first sight.

The shelter said he was 4 years old, but when I took him to my vet, he said more like 7 years old. Unfortunately the vet saw that Lucky had 4 broken teeth (probably due to blunt force trauma) so we had to get those taken out right away.

Long story short (I know...too late), Lucky has been a lifesaver for me. He is the most loving dog. It may have to do with my rescuing him, but he just can't get enough attention and he is super smart.

I guess it just goes to show....never say never.

Here's a picture of my Roxie the last time she was able to go to the lake.


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What a sweet story and Lucky is a jewel. I had tears in my eyes reading the story.

He sure is a cutie!!


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Wow-your story really made me well up too. Lucky looks like a hav to me.
You're a real hero for taking him home. I'm looking forward to lots more pics and stories from both of you.

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How wonderful that you saw Lucky's photo and got to him in time!! Wow! Welcome! The picture of you and Roxy is sweet--she looks very happy and carefree.

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One more picture (I promise). Apparently Lucky thinks I have been on the computer way too long and decided to climb in my lap and then on top of the desk where is now about to fall asleep.

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