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post #1 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-25-2009, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Happy Trails breeder

Hello all -

We are researching Havanese breeders - Is anyone familiar with "Happy Trails Havanese" in Iowa? Breeder is Marlene Nolting. www.happy-havanese.com

Any feedback greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 150 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 01:11 PM
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Bumping this to see if anybody knows this breeder? She is close to me in Iowa. (Well, "close" in my rural area means less than a 3-hour drive! )
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I did talk with her before I bought Quincy. She didn't have what I was looking for,but I would of bought from her with more "talking" back and forth.

She has testing up on her website but I would of requested to actually see the results of that testing myself first----prior to purchasing. At that time she didn't have as many litters as she has now (Quincy is almost 4) and her daughter wasn't breeding...so .....?

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If you are looking for a breeder in Iowa----I also know one.....Sandy McCabe....Heartland Havanese.

I met her in person in August in Chicago. I do not know much about their dogs per say,but I do think they do all the testing required. I had called them also prior to buying Quince,but they were never home.

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Julie, thank you! I had first looked at the Happy Trails site back at the end of November and she had some beautiful puppies at that time but they were all sold...

And thank you for the Heartland Havanese name as well!

We are planning on bringing another dog to our family in about a year or so and I would like to find a breeder now that I can get to know a little bit and be comfortable with. Looking in Iowa just because I'm here but can easily go out of state, too.
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Carolyn,
Sandy McCabe (Heartland Havanese) had a dog I kept seeing winning (the name would pop up in havanese magazines and stuff called "Heartland Hiladgo". I knew the hav world was small when I first found a havanese group and actually talked to the lady who bred Jesperson's Heartland Hildago...she was from another country,but for the life of me,I can not think of it now.

As it turned out--when I met and spoke to her and her husband in Chicago...she had had a major health thing going on around the time I bought my Quince and so they were not home much. The wierd thing is they did not know about me having a havanese and they are only like 10 miles away from me.


Marlene was very very kind as we chatted before (Happy Trails) but the one I wanted was gone....and well....I saw Quince and just knew this was my guy! Also---the wierd thing about Quince was he was bred by 2 ladies in Florida and the one I dealt with was an Iowa girl born and raised here! I also met her in Chicago! It was the strangest darn thing to walk out from the hotel in Chicago and see her across the parking lot...All excited--I walked up quick and yelled her name telling her I was Quincy's Mom! She saw his pix on my name tag (thanks to Beverly and Dana) and said......."I knew I should of kept him".....Of course in retrospect--she probably thought "who the hell is this whack-o yelling at me?"

I certainly got lucky with my Quintuplet.....

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I guess you talked to Brigitte Jespersen who live in Denmark she breed Hildago. They breed Coton de Tular and havanese and you can visit them here:
http://www.pet.no/jespersen/index.asp

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Ms. Beanie is from Happy Trails...

Carolyn:

I purchased Beanie from Marlene whom I had talked to several times; all of her pup parents are tested, and Marlene hand raises them all...Marlene was very kind and informative about her pups...she strives to produce puppies on the smaller end (the truer sized Havanese) of the scale, hence Beanie is about 8lbs and that's about as big as she'll get. I paid $140 to have Beanie flown out to California; Marlene kept her an extra 3 or 4 weeks because we were traveling during the time when she would originally have been flown out (8 weeks of age), so Marlene got her started on potty training etc. Beanie was crate trained of course, and she is a very delightful little puppy. We are completely happy with her.

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I purchased Beanie from Marlene whom I had talked to several times; all of her pup parents are tested...
Toni, can you tell me what this means? I'm not familiar with testing pups.
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Beanie's dam & sire (CERF'd, BAER tests)

Hi Kimberly:
I just meant that Marlene insured that Beanie's dam & sire were given CERF and BAER tests. Also, Beanie came with a 2 year health guarantee...against all health issues (juvenile cataracts, Legg Perthes disease, etc). That is the least you should look for in a responsible breeder...

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