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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-14-2009, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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New short-haired Havanese owner

Hi all,
I've had my short-haired Havanese, Tilly, for a little over a year now. She's a great little dog, and we're training for agility trials.

Sorry if it isn't protocol to introduce myself. I'm excited to find other Havanese owners, even if she's short-haired (aka shavanese).

Does anyone know the frequency with which short-haired Havanese pop up in the population? I think for any two dogs who are known to carry a copy of the "fur" gene (as opposed to the normal Havanese "hair" gene) that it would be about 25% (because it's recessive, so you need two copies to get fur), but I wonder how many dogs being bred have that dormant recessive gene.

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Welcome Jenny!
I don't have an answer to your question, but we NEED to see pictures of your little Tilly...We LOVE pictures on this board!!

Renee, Miley, & Copper too!

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Welcome to the forum Jenny. There are a couple of other Short Hair Hav owners here. I can't answer your question about genetics but wanted to say Welcome!
We'd love to see a photo of Tilly.

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Hi Jenny! Welcome to the forum. Where do you and Tilly live?

I don't know the perentages, but every breed sees the recessive gene pop up for coat eventually. The short-haired breed will get an occasional long-haired dog and the long-coated breeds get the short-hairs. I just saw a long-coated Weimerainer (sp) and that was bizarre. The coat makes such a major difference in appearance, as you know. The Short-haired Havs remind me of a tiny retriever.

What color is your Tilly? It seems most of the Shavanese I've seen are the buff or red color (and I've seen a chocolate pigmented one also), but I haven't seen many at all.
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When we were looking for a havanese pup in the spring of 2008, I came across this short-hair havanese in Nebraska. All white. 2 of the 3 in the litter were short hair. We did not go look at him cause I didn't want a dog that sheds. But he is a cutie!
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Renee, Miley, & Copper too!

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Eva has a short coat, Todd, and he's a sweetie! Please post photos and WELCOME!!!

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Jenny! We can't wait to see pics of your little girl!

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Welcome to the group. The only price of admission is pictures of your little one. We do have a few short haired havanese in the group and they are absolutely adorable.

Stick around, you're going to love it here.

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Hi Jenny,

Its nice to meet you , I'm Carol, and I also have a short haired Havanese! Here's a picture of Penny (our Havanese) and our Ragdoll cat who's about twice her size!
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posting pictures?

Hi everyone! Boy, you guys *are* a welcoming bunch!

We live in the San Francisco Bay area, although closer to San Jose and SF.

I tried to put some pictures in an album I made in my space in Gallery on the Forum, but am not having much luck. I'm not sure what's wrong!

In the meantime, for those of you that CAN'T WAIT, here's a link to pictures of Tilly:

http://howbigissam.smugmug.com/Other...28365199_7FYgZ

It's garbled, but maybe it will work. Or, you can use this tinyURL:

http://tinyurl.com/yjzugf5

Tilly is mostly white, with black ears and a black spot on her rear. She's also spotted black over much of her body, which makes for a funny look. People say she looks like a miniature Boarder Collie. Thankfully, she doesn't have the slightest bit of BC obsessiveness in her, and isn't nearly as fast. I'd have a really hard time on the agility course if she was! Those Boarder Collies are like lightening.

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