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If you are wanting someone to tell you that its a good idea to buy a Havanese from a breeder who does not do health testing on the dam and sire, I really doubt that is going to happen. There are too many people here who have Havanese or who have seen a Havanese with genetic defects that affect the quality of the dogs life, nobody here will promote that type of breeding. If you choose to support it that is your business but you won't find people here who encourage you to do it.
The breeder you are asking about states on her web site: "I do breed to the AKC Havanese Standard which is 7-13 pounds" however, the AKC Havanese standard does not mention weight.
Here is the standard for size:
The height range is from 8˝ to 11˝ inches, with the ideal being between 9 and 10˝ inches, measured at the withers, and is slightly less than the length from point of shoulder to point of buttocks, creating a rectangular outline rather than a square one. The Havanese is a sturdy little dog, and should never appear fragile. A coarse dog with excessive bone is likewise contrary to type and therefore equally undesirable. The minimum height ranges set forth in the description above shall not apply to dogs and bitches under twelve months of age. Disqualification: Height at withers under 8˝ inches or over 11˝ inches, except that the minimum height ranges set forth in the description above shall not apply to dogs or bitches under twelve months of age.
So my question is, how can you breed to an AKC standard weight that does not exist?