Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Many red flags on Hand Held's site. Claiming dogs are from "champion lines" means nothing. Especially in Havanese, a vast majority of dogs will have a conformation champion within 5 generations. That speaks nothing on their quality. I see no information on the breeding stock on the site. No names, no titles...nothing. The breeder also claims hips, patellas, etc are "verified", which means jack all. I was unable to find any dogs under the kennel name Hand Held or Handheld on OFA. If a breeder is going to shell out the money for health testing, there is no reason to not pay the extra amount to send results to OFA. Steer clear.
I know I have seen good things about Woodland here before, but I have no experience with them. There are better folks to talk to the strength of their program.