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Can you tell me about your experience with MHS?

I don't post here too often, usually when I come by when I need grooming help. EVERY time I come here, my MHS feelings intensify...LOL.

We all adore our Peanut, he does so many things that I have never heard of another dog doing....such as walking into things when he is looking up at me or spinning when he is trying to tell me "YES!" ... Not to mention, i just think Havanese are sooo beautiful it's almost unbearable

Anyway, I know we can't right now and I need to get a really good handle on grooming first, and the thought of grooming two seems scary to me right now! It will be at least a year or more, but I already know the coloring, the sex and the name of our next pup.

so a couple of questions, do these feelings just get stronger as time goes on? Is it a lot harder to care for two than one?

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I got two right off the bat. It probably takes me a little longer to get them to learn a new trick. Well Bella picks up fast but Zoey is a tad ADD. I really do not find it much more work. Obviously instead of one bath you are doing two, I suppose you could through them both in the tub together. I can't bend over the tub so I do them in the kitchen sink. I do however find that they are much more than double the joy. I am going to be looking for another one soon. I want one in every color. hahaha

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i can't imagine having only one.

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I find, in many ways, that it's easier having two. They adore each other and keep each other (and me) amused. It is definitely more work in the grooming department, but when all is said and done I'd never choose to have just one.

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I love having 2 and look forward to having 3 someday. The only thing I would recommend is put aside the thought of sex and coloring of your next and put all your attention to finding the right temperament, one that fits well with your family & Peanut. Finding the right breeder will help you make the right decision so both fur kids are successful and happy.

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I love having 2 and look forward to having 3 someday. The only thing I would recommend is put aside the thought of sex and coloring of your next and put all your attention to finding the right temperament, one that fits well with your family & Peanut. Finding the right breeder will help you make the right decision so both fur kids are successful and happy.
Excellent advice. Temperament is most important.

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I can't imagine not having two. I fell head over heels in love with Kodi, my first Hav, and just had to hav another one. So just 3 weeks shy of a year, we got Shelby. It's not any harder taking care of two, just double the expense - food, vet, grooming, etc. I would have at least two more if I could.


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I know I am most likely going with Linda again, and she doesn't tell you about different temperaments of her dogs. I was a little concerned about it given that other breeders do this, but as it turns out, we could't ask for a better temperament w/ Peanut. He is wonderful!

But yeah, I am definitely flexible on the coloring and sex.

Man, I hope this feeling doesn't get worse! LOL

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I have to say that all the extra work is a nit considering all the love and joy they bring you...that, and seeing how much they enjoy having each other to pal around with.

If I could I would get another one..

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I know I am most likely going with Linda again, and she doesn't tell you about different temperaments of her dogs. I was a little concerned about it given that other breeders do this, but as it turns out, we could't ask for a better temperament w/ Peanut. He is wonderful!

But yeah, I am definitely flexible on the coloring and sex.

Man, I hope this feeling doesn't get worse! LOL
I don't think Leeann meant temperament as in nice versus nasty... One would hope that no ethical breeder would be selling puppies with "bad" temperaments. But every Hav is an individual, just as every child is. You will find some that are a little shyer and more retiring, and others that are more outgoing. There will be some that are more intense and adventurous, and others that prefer to couch potatoes. And there can be one of each in any litter. This has nothing to do with good breeding, it's just individual variation.

It's also not a matter of "good" or "bad". My Kodi is very outgoing, and always looking for something to do. He's perfect for me because I wanted a dog to work with and do serious training. But for someone who expected to be able to leave their puppy loose in the house by 6 months... he'd be a big disappointment. He is like having a two year old child in the house... curious and into everything. He needs constant supervision. On the other hand, he's smart as a whip.

What's important is that you find a puppy whose personality is a great fit for your family AND the dog you already have. If, for instance, Peanut is a quite, laid back kind of guy, a busy, wild, active personality type might just aggravate him all the time. If Peanut were very territorial about his possessions, you'd want to find a puppy whose was a bit more of a follower, and would respect his space.

I can't imagine your breeder wouldn't work with you to find a pup who is a good match for Peanut and the rest of your family. If she wouldn't, I'd find another breeder who would.


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