Ok I have a clearer idea about the grooming needs of the havanese and how much time it would take me. I didn't know there were differences in the american vs european havanese.
I like hairy dogs to and I love going with the fingers through the hair of a long haired dog, In fact I don't know how to pet a short haired dog and not to mention that long haired dogs have less doggy odour or none(my spitz and havanese too). My dog smells nice even when he is wet. As for brushing I am used to do the line brushing of my dog and It takes me 15 minutes(I also clip the hair on the butt so no poop gets stuck in and I clip the hair on the front and back legs and the belly area). Now in the summer and winter he gets shorter clips but only to the belly area and on his legs so he gets less dirty. I like doing this and I hope If I get a havanese I will be able to make something similar. I like the havanese faces and that you can make a top knot.
The breeder of my dog didn't start the housebreaking proces either so he had no problem peeing on his bed and sleeping on a wet bed. He also began to eat his poop and so when he pooped in his crate he also eat it like a meal
. I was taking him outside every hour or two for months. I also had a problem with taking him outside and after we went inside I just left for 5 min and when I come back he peed again, always when he was alone for minutes. I was at home all the time and I thought I will be able to teach him fairly quickly but he just didn't get it till 7 months. But after that he never had an accident only a few times when he had and urinary infection. Overall we had a lot of accidents and the fact that it rained from day one when I brought him from the breeder didn't help either(he hates rain) So my second dog must be a spring puppy because housebreaking a dog in winter is much harder.
It is possible that the already housebroken dog statrs peeing/marking on the puppy accidents in the house?
Lexi is neutered but he always marks on top of others dogs pee immediately after they do it.
My Lexi was very interested in other people when he was a puppy he would go to them and walk with them. He is still interested and wants to sniff others but he doesn't want to be petted by them, he always moves away. He may wiggle his tail but thats all.
I had a different problem with him, from the first day I got him he chased our cat, he was a pro.chaser (he learned it from his mum I guess) and then he began chasing cars, runners, bikers and so on. So I made a long line(40 ft) and began teaching him come, stay, go slowly and so on, he would drag the line and he had no sense that he was on a leash. When he was getting better I began to use a shorter line. I think this is the best way to teach a dog, because he thinks he is free and you can always step on the line and prevent something. They say that pomeranians are hard to train, because they are stubborn, well it is true it takes a lot of time, determination and positive reinforcements but It can be done. And since havanese are known to be a more people pleasing breed It shouldn't be more difficult to teach them to be off leash(so I hope
) Lexi is my first dog and I can say he is very obedient and has a very good recall so I hope the puppy would learn from him. I walk him always in the woods, far from the roads