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I'm Brittany. My dog, Jackson, will be 2 years old in October and is the light of my life. He's a big Yorkie at 15lbs. He's so smart, fun, willing to learn. He loves all other dogs. He's full of energy, but he also knows how to chill out. I'm debating between a few dog breeds currently for my second dog, whom I hope to have in the next 6 months. Another Yorkie or Silky Terrier, Papillon, Westie, Havanese.

I'm really hoping to learn more about your awesome breed by joining here.

Basically, I'm looking for a friendly dog who is social to strangers, loves playing with other canine companions, likes kids (don't have 'em yet, but am around lots of them), who is active and willing to go on long walks, swimming, trails, dog parks, etc, but also come home and chill out and give me cuddling and lovin'. Can you tell me if a Havanese sounds right for me?

For now, here's Jackson!:
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-06-2010, 12:34 PM
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Jackson is adorable! Welcome to the forum. What made you interested in the Havanese? and How did you come to learn of the breed? You seem to have a very outdoorsy and active lifestyle and that can be good for your more active or hyper Havanese. They are very eager to please and want to be with you ALL the time. I can vouch for the "good with children" part, I have 2 young daughters(2yrs and 5yrs) and they get along a little too well sometimes. The dogs want to be into whatever the children are into I don't know about the swimming part, My female Hav, Izzy, does not prefer water and my younger boy Hav, Fergus, doesn't mind it at all. So I think that is luck of the draw. If you do decide on a Havanese, go for a more active one in a litter, since that is more your lifestyle. Hope some of this helps

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Jackson is adorable! Welcome to the forum. What made you interested in the Havanese? and How did you come to learn of the breed? You seem to have a very outdoorsy and active lifestyle and that can be good for your more active or hyper Havanese. They are very eager to please and want to be with you ALL the time. I can vouch for the "good with children" part, I have 2 young daughters(2yrs and 5yrs) and they get along a little too well sometimes. The dogs want to be into whatever the children are into I don't know about the swimming part, My female Hav, Izzy, does not prefer water and my younger boy Hav, Fergus, doesn't mind it at all. So I think that is luck of the draw. If you do decide on a Havanese, go for a more active one in a litter, since that is more your lifestyle. Hope some of this helps
Thanks! I actually spotted on on YouTube and befriended her owner. Jasmine (on youtube as myfavoritepupjasmine, I think???) and just love her spirt. She is such a smart and happy little dog. Jackson is not really terrier like alot of other terriers are. He has some traits, of course, but he's much more laid back, no dog aggression (which seems to be common, according to breeders I've talked to, etc). So, as much as I love my Jackson (whether he's a Yorkie or a Silky) I don't know if I want to deal with another terrier, if they end up being nothing like Jackson. I want a dog that can just be sociable and happy go lucky.

I'm glad to hear they want to be with you all the time, I love that in a dog, and them being social.

Glad to hear your boy loves water. I also assumed it was more of a dog on dog basis thing and not particularly a breed thing. When looking for breeders, I will definitely mention my lifestyle and hopefully find the perfect pup for me.
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Sounds like you have a good plan and know what you want Take your time and research a lot and find a good breeder. There are some threads on here about how to find a good breeder and why it is important. Definitely ask all the questions you want on here, this forum is the "holy grail" of Havanese info and people who want to help you! So once again Welcome and good luck in your search

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My Rosie can swim; but hates it. Hates her bath also. But play, she can play. You might to want more information on the grooming thing. I noticed that you Yorkie has a short cut (i assume that you have had him trimmed) But even with a puppy cut, you have to brush these little dogs a lot. Read the threads here on "Blowing Coat". But I had schnauzers for over 20 years. Loved their attitude. But Rosie is the best dog I have ever had in 50 plus years of having dogs. She is quite--doesn't bark except to let me know that someone is knocking at the door or that the phone is ringing. And when she does, it is not that high yappy bark. It sounds like a much bigger dog. She loves everyone.
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Welcome! Jackson is ADORABLE!!! There are certainly Havs that fit your wish list... my Kodi is one. (but you can't have him) He is very athletic, LOVES long walks in the woods and getting dirty. You can see from his picture with my signature that I keep him in full coat, and I still allow him to be an active dog.

There are a couple of important things to remember if you want a Hav, whant them to be an active out-doorsy type dog, and also want them to keep their hair. First is you have to find a breeder who breeds Havs with the straighter, silky coat type. Some have curlier or cottony coats, and while these are beautiful, they are a LOT more work. Even with a dog with a silky coat, you will still have to be willing to groom them frequently, but unless he gets himself really gross, I can comb Kodi out in less than 10 minutes. If he's turned himself into a mud pie (and he does!) It usually means at least rinsing him off and a more thorough comb-out after he's dry. The ONLY reason I can do this is because of his silky coat.

But many people who have Havanese keep them in puppy cuts, no matter what coat type they have, and there is no reason not to do this unless, like me, you just love the look of the long coat. As Lucille said, you will probably still have to comb through a Hav, even with a puppy cut, a few times per week, but it's not a huge big deal.

Kodi loves to play at the edges of the water, and will swim in the pool with us, but he's not a huge fan of going in deeper than he can stand on his own. He only wants to be in if we are in with him. But he LOVE everyone he meets, human (adult or child) dog or other animal. He is very smart and loves to work, but also loves to snuggle and relax too. (usually on hi back, with all 4 furry paws in the air!<g>)

The other breeds you mentioned are all nice breeds, but terriers in general (I'm sure there are exceptions) have a bit too much attitude for me. An while I love Papillons, the ones I know are pretty high-drive dogs... that's what makes them great little agility dogs! A Hav was a perfect fit for us!


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Brittany and Jackson! You had said:

"...Basically, I'm looking for a friendly dog who is social to strangers, loves playing with other canine companions, likes kids (don't have 'em yet, but am around lots of them), who is active and willing to go on long walks, swimming, trails, dog parks, etc, but also come home and chill out and give me cuddling and lovin'. Can you tell me if a Havanese sounds right for me?"

The above sounds very much like a Havanese. If you work with a reputable breeder he or she should be able to help choose a puppy, or adult if you decide, that fits your lifestyle.

Pepper is very content to go wherever we go, and he's always up for a car ride, bike ride, stroll, or visit with family and friends.

About grooming, we had Pepper in a long coat and decided to trim it down for travel ease. He's now in a 2" trim. I brush him out every morning. I like to make sure he starts the day with a groomed coat and it has become our bonding "quiet" time. It takes me maybe 10-minutes. Plus, I like to check him over for foxtails, pests, etc. daily. If you're going to be active and doing a lot of outdoor stuff, a shorter pet trim will make grooming your Hav much easier. We bathe Pepper every week to keep his coat clean and soft.

Jackson is a cutie pie! Our next door neighbor has an 11-lb Yorkie. They're a funny, vocal little breed!

Good luck!

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Havs are brilliant!!that said like in all breeds there are variations,and sometimes Havs can be a little shy around strangers and new dogs,but they are the most loving and eager to please little dogs with a great sense of fun,obviously like the others have said the coat does need a certain amount of attention.Our Dizzie loves a long country walk[most of the day]but generally we have about an hour a day,conversely he can happily go 3 or 4 days with out a walk[we have a back garden he can play in ].He is also great with our three grandchildren aged 8 6 and 2,he is so great we have just added another Hav to our family a little girl who is shaping up to be a real dazzler!!They both get on well with our 4 cats.

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Jackson is a great looking little guy. I love his size. Welcome to the forum!

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