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You've had dogs your entire life...but you've never had a Havanese! ;-)
I had large dogs my entire life, as well. I had a GSD who was the most amazing girl... At different points I've also had border collies (who actually worked, I grew up on a farm/ranch), a blue heeler, pit bulls, and an akita. They were all amazing and wonderful in their own way.
But I have to be honest - I was completely unprepared for a small/companion dog! Their personalities are SOO different from any large breed. It took some adjusting, but we have a good routine now. They trained me properly! ;-)
You'll do fine! Just don't be surprised if you have to re-learn many things you previously knew. At least, that was my experience. Thanks for stopping in, and we definitely want pictures once your newest family member joins you!