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Introducing Bear

Hi my name is Denise. I thought I would introduce myself. My 6 month havenese is named Bear.
Let me start by saying, Iím a big believer in a good human and pet relationship starts with a kind of mutual selection.

He was about 6-8 weeks old at the time when I met him. I honestly wasnít intending on adopting a puppy that day. I was simply investigating the breeder and checking out her facilities. He was bouncing and playing with the other pups and of course when I walked in he instantly started to investigate the Ďnew humaní. I acknowledged him, but made sure I paid equal attention to all the available as I was talking with the breeder.

The thing about Bear was he was persistent, not in the way that all puppies are curiosity-persistent. More like a patient-persistent waiting for me to truly look at him. Of course when I did I couldnít just let him go I had to keep him.

I brought him home at the end of September. Since then I have learned more and more about Havenese, not just from him but also from reading this forum.

He gets walks several times a day. I take him to an obedience class once a week - not sure if they are more for me or for him some times. I was a little surprised by his velcro tendencies and Iím glad this is normal for the breed. I work from home so the only real challenge has been when I leave to go to the gym, run errands, and the like. Now that he is a little older he is asserting his independence, sometimes in not so good ways. Nothing like finding a throw pillow has been thoroughly mulled while I take my shower in the morning, because he is bored with is usual toys.

Regardless I love him - his puppy kisses, his ĎI didnít do ití looks among shredded kleenex, his moments of intense hyperactivity (my mom calls it doggie-ADHD), etc.
Here a few pictures of him being himself.

Thanks for this great forum.
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Hi Denise,

Welcome to you and Bear! He's so sweet, surely he didn't shred a pillow or any Kleenex. I think we've all gotten that "I didn't do it!" look from our dogs.

Sounds like you and Bear are getting along great. I love my doggies with all my heart but some days they just drive me nuts! (Like my kids do!) Thanks for the photos and I hope you'll post more of your adventures with little Bear so we can watch him grow!

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Welcome to the forum, Denise! Adorable pics and I LOVE the story about how you ended up choosing Bear

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Welcome to you and Bear. You do know of course that he would get less bored if he had a little brother/sister to play with while you were in the shower.

He's an absolute cutie and I look forward to seeing more photos of your sweet little boy.

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welcome ,you are one of the smart ones to show pictures on the first post. These people loooooove pics.

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Welcome to the forum. Bear is adorable and by his antics, sounds like a true Havanese. Your story reminds me of how our Kodi picked us.

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792438ui78urttco[1].gif Denise..

What a cute boy you HAV !!!!!!

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What a little sweetheart! He's beautiful : )

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Denise and Bear.
He is a cutie patootie. I love his color. We look forward to many more pics.

Vinny, Lulu, Gabby and Richie too!

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
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