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What is a Havanese?

Please list all the Pros & Cons of a Havanese. This might prove helpful for all lurkers thinking about getting a Havanese dog.



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Loves being around you!



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Grooming can be a con for someone without time and patience.

PRO: sweet, personable, good with kids, not yappy, will defend property though and oh so smart!
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Pros: Too many to mention, so here is just a few..
No shedding
Extremely attentive
Trains easily
Very smart
Not a yapper, barks only when necessary
Follows you everywhere

Cons: Just a few
Tear and beard staining
Picky eating
unties shoes
Follows you everywhere


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Pros:
Intelligent
sweet
trainable
playful
sturdy
require moderate exercise
adaptable
great companions
not yappy



Cons:
Need attention and affection 24 /7
regular grooming
picky eating habits


The breed is extremely affectionate and needs human companionship constantly. They are called "velcro" dogs for nothing. If you do not want a fur shadow, this is not a dog for you. They are bred for companionship and they take it very seriously. They will be with you ALL the time where ever you are. These furballs are not suitable for households with busy work, social life, family life that cannot provide time, attention and care that they need as companion dogs.

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"fur shadow" - cute term!
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There are quite a few threads on this subject... check them out :

http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....ight=pros+cons

http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....ight=pros+cons

http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....ight=pros+cons

and more ..




Hello. My name is marj and I have MHS.




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Pros:

Loves attention and will seek to get it when they are lonely!
Fur is so soft!
Beautiful eyes!
Follows you everywhere, even the bathroom!
Little eaters and little poops!
Hardly barks!
Comes in different colors! And, they change colors!
Runs like hell! I have never seen a dog do this!

Cons:

Lots of money will be spent to spoil your puppy!
Loves every type of paper and will tear it up!
Fussy eaters.
Needs lots of grooming if you want long hair.
They talk back!
They need exercise to tire them out or you will be fussed at!



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I think the number one negative, the big thing that new owners should consider...the one that lands Neezer's in rescue most is...

HAVANESE CAN BE DIFFICULT TO POTTY TRAIN! I do not think we can state this enough. Big dogs are usually trained by 4 months old. Little dogs are harder and it takes a big commitment and vigilance for up to a year. And there are setbacks, and you start all over. But if you keep at it, It pays off. But even when they are fully trained you have to remember that they are little dogs and just cannot hold it as long as a bigger dog.




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What's this about picky eating? Chico at fourteen months will any thing at any time. I just finished dragging wax crayons out of his mouth. I am missing a few. I suspect I know where they are.
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