Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: East Bay near San Francisco
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Reputable breeders want to follow up with the owners of their puppies for their lifetimes. They make themselves available to answer questions. BUT, sometimes there are extenuating circumstances that keep any person from responding to an email or a phone message.
If I were you, I would not take a lack of a response to a single attempt at contact as being ignored. I would try every avenue of contact I had at my disposal: telephone, text message, email, and Facebook and showing up at the breeder's doorstep.
This puppy's temperament is not normal for a well-socialized Havanese. Some breeders I have heard about may ignore temperament issues in the parents in order to breed for color or some other characteristic. Then the puppy's human parents are left to deal with the problem.
You may need to handle this as if he had been a puppymill dog with a lot of patience and positive reinforcement. Good luck!
Starr in NorCal
Mom to Buffy & Buster & Benny & Champ
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