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Havs and Cats?? Friends??
Hello! A little background on us: Our Hav Boy, Dash, will be 9 months old right after Christmas. He's a super sweet guy- has taken QUITE a while on the potty training, but seems to have that down now. He's a total mama's-boy, following me everywhere around the house. He's somewhat slowing down on the puppy chewing phase (not eating all our shoes anymore, at least!), and is GREAT with our 3 daughters. He will growl slightly if they approach him when he's eating a rawhide, but not if he has a Kong or other treat. They know that you never go near a dog who is eating, and we are working with him on that, too. He rarely barks (only if the doorbell rings and he's asleep- if he's awake, he doesn't bark at it), and is actually a very calm puppy. Overall- he's an excellent breed/dog for our family!
My question is this: how are Havs with Cats? Our oldest daughter ONLY wants a kitten for christmas. Seriously, she can't even think of something else she wants to ask for. We've never had a cat before, mainly because my hubby isn't a huge fan of them, but also because our old dog (who died last spring) couldn't stand them. I grew up with them, so it's no biggie to me. I think I remember hearing Havs are good with them, is it true? It would be a kitten, I'm sure, not an adult cat (she does understand that they grow, though!). Is is a good idea to mix Havs and cats? How do you get your Have used to the new kitten? I don't want to get her a Cat and then have to get rid of it because Dash hates it. He hasn't been around cats ever, but does fine with other dogs. He plays with the neighbors dog, who is 3x his size, and has played with a little yorkie-poo sometimes, and done fine. He did get to play with a tiny puppy yorkie-poo once, and I had to put him in his crate. He wasn't being mean to it, just kind of rough running and rolling it over. I honestly think he would have calmed down eventually, but the dog's owner was getting frustrated, so I took him inside. (he never growled, bared his teeth or snapped at the puppy)
Any advice you have would be great- Thanks!