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We thought we were getting a quiet lap dog when we got a Havanese, but Shama barks more than we'd ever imagined she would (we blame the barky neighborhood dogs), and she doesn't ever climb up onto our laps. She will tolerate being held when she has to, but her preference is to be lying somewhere on the floor or in one of her beds near us. She has gotten very good at letting me brush and comb her while she's on my lap, however. She still hates having her head combed and will paw at her head, messing up what I've just combed and twisted, until the moment when I'm putting in the clip, when she suddenly goes very still. We're still thinking she may become more of a lap dog with age, but we're not holding our breath . . . I'd say the best thing you can do is make it clear to the breeder exactly what you're hoping to get in your Havanese even as you understand that you will love whatever sweet puppy you get!