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Breeders: I have a question for you

Just curious how often it is that you may have an older puppy available (maybe one you were evaluating for show and it didn't turn out the way you had hoped) or a very young adult for adoption? I am trying to help my mom think about all of her options for a new Hav. She just lost her 15 y/o male Hav a week ago and she is devastated. She travels once a month for a week at a time but her husband is home and not sure if he wants to go thru the little puppy phase again. Any suggestions? If anyone has an older male available please PM me. They have thought about rescue dogs as well but she is not sure she wants to do that- it's not for everyone. I feel so bad for her and I know how much it hurts. TIA!!!


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Nicole, I just know the perfect little soul is waiting to be a part of your mother's life.

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I'm not a breeder and don't have any leads for you... But I can tell you that when we were looking for a hav, we met an awesome breeder that had a 1 yr old girl that she decided she was not going to continue to show b/c she was too long. She was GORGEOUS! DH & I loved her, but I felt awful bringing her into my small condo with no yard as an only doggie when she was used to living in a house with a big yard and a bunch of other doggies. I know dogs can adjust, but I just didn't feel in my heart that she'd be happy here. She ended up going to a home with another hav, so I'm sure she's living a happy hav life now And I got Lola, who doesn't know she's missing out on a yard and a sibling, lol

I'm hoping that I can find a similar situation again when I'm ready for hav #2 b/c the puppy phase seems overwhelming to me too. I know they're out there! Your mom will find a good match soon!
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I would take Jake and Darla myself, but my husband says two is enough.

http://www.cornerstonekennels.com/nursery/

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How often older puppies are available will vary greatly from breeder to breeder. The breeders like myself(Im in college) who have a litter *maybe* once a year almost never have older dogs available because, personally, I don't have the room to keep more than one puppy to grow up. However there are other breeders who have 2-3-4 litters a year and who keep a puppy or two out of each and who frequently have puppies available. It all depends! Sorry if I wasn't much help :/

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Nicole I totally understand what your Mom is going through. I am not as young as I used to be and I also did not want to go through the Puppy stage again. I bought a retired breeder from Yuppy Puppy Havanese in Florida and it has worked out wonderfully. I was a little worried about getting him at a year and a half but it could not have worked out better. Bacca is the best dog we have ever had!

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I would take Jake and Darla myself, but my husband says two is enough.

http://www.cornerstonekennels.com/nursery/

Wow, they have about 29 puppies for placement! I have never seen so many puppies of such different ages for placement.

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I would take Jake and Darla myself, but my husband says two is enough.

http://www.cornerstonekennels.com/nursery/
I don't know... They have an AWFUL lot of puppies available. I'd want to know a lot more about this breeder before buying from them. It's hard to believe they can be raising that many puppies and young dogs under home conditions, and giving all of them the training and socialization they need.


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I would take Jake and Darla myself, but my husband says two is enough.

http://www.cornerstonekennels.com/nursery/
This answers my own question:

"We have a small kennel with large, comfortable indoor/outdoor runs for our dogs that are nicely heated and cooled."

Not a place I'd buy a puppy from! A fancy puppy mill maybe, but still a puppy mill.


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Hi Nicole,

I got Riley when he was 10 months old from a breeder. He did not work out as a show dog. Like your mom, I did not want to go through the puppy training stage. Riley was fully house broken, didn't chew anything, slept through the night...it has been wonderful. I am sure he is a far better dog than he would have been if I raised him from a tiny pup.

Once I started looking for an older dog, it took me about 6 weeks to find Riley. A breeder referred me to another breeder who had him.

I think posting here is the best way to find an older dog. I am sure you will find a wonderful dog for your mom.

Good luck and keep us posted!

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