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Smile Hello and breeders in Texas

Hello, I am new to the forum. My family (kids aged 11,9, and 6.5) is planning on getting a puppy within the next year. After doing a lot of research, it seems that the Havanese may be just the breed for us. This will be our first dog. Since we're new to this, I'm looking for reputable breeders in Texas. Any suggestions to help us get started would be so appreciated.
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I don't, personally, know any breeders in Texas, but I know the subject has come up before, and other people have mentioned some. You might want to search the archives.

Don't get too caught up on WHERE your puppy is, though. Work to find the best breeder you can find with the right puppy for you. I live in Mass, and bought my puppy in NC. I had to fly down to get him, but it was well worth it. I got the perfect dog for me, and have developed a great relationship with my breeder.


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Thanks! I've just been reading so much about how careful one has to be about the environment that the puppy is bred it, and I figured it would be easier for me to feel confident in the choice of the breeder if I could actually go there in person. That's why I was thinking of someone in my home state. Do a lot of people buy their puppies from out of state breeders?
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Welcome to the forum.
I just googled Havanese clubs in Texas It is a good place to start . If you become a member you will be able to find out good breeders in your area. You can Email the president of the club.

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Thanks Suzi, I'll do that.
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There are a couple of Havanese clubs in Texas, depending on where you live. Here are their links:

http://www.lonestarhavaneseclub.org/

http://gulfcoasthavaneseclub.org/

There is a breeder who occasionally posts on this forum. She is in TX and she is a show/hobby breeder who shows her dogs to AKC championship and health tests all her breeding dogs. Here's a link to her website.

http://www.jolainhavanese.com/

I hope more members will chime in with TX breeders.
Good luck with your search.

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I drove to OKC and used Marilyn Griswold with SideKick Farms

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Thanks! I've just been reading so much about how careful one has to be about the environment that the puppy is bred it, and I figured it would be easier for me to feel confident in the choice of the breeder if I could actually go there in person. That's why I was thinking of someone in my home state. Do a lot of people buy their puppies from out of state breeders?
Yes, a lot of people buy out of state. But if you can find someone really good close to you, of course that is so much the better. That often means you can visit the puppies multiple times as they are growing.

My point was that it's really important not to compromise quality by insisting on buying close to home. (some people do). There are ways of scoping out good breeders that are in other parts of the country. I actually " met" my breeder on this forum after NOT finding the kind of breeder I wanted nearby who ALSO had the right puppy in the right time frame for me. That's not to say we don't have very good breeders here in N.E., (we do) but they didn't have the right puppy at the right time.


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I went to FL to get Panda. It was a drive (and we made it twice before we brought her home), but so worth it. I got the puppy I wanted from a reputable breeder who shows her dog to CH and does all the appropriate health testing. All of that may be accomplished close to home, but as big as TX is - you may have the same drive I did and still be in the same state!

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I got my girl Misty from out of state here in the South it's not that far to travel out of state. I was looking for a 'calm' adult, I looked at a few and came back to this one and really liked the breeder. Meeting the Breeder and seeing where the dogs are kept can really change your mind. Like I went to a breeder and everything was way too neat and clean she claimed they had the run of the house but I really felt they seldom left the sun room (she had a good number of breeding females). You really need to feel comfortable. I hope you find a breeder you really like with the right pup for you.

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