Join Date: May 2018
Location: Summers: Crested Butte, CO. Home Base: Stillwater, OK
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If you're going to pay $1,800 for a dog, I would make the effort and make the trip to visit the breeder, no matter where they live. You're going to have this dog for a long time and you should check out the breeder, their home and set up.
If there are LOTS! of people posting on FB that MIGHT be a positive indication the breeder has good dogs, socializes the puppies and treats puppies and breeding dogs well. It's hard to know from FB posts what's going on because the breeder would take down any negative comments...if they were smart.
In most states Puppy Mills are illegal. Those places are horrible and mistreat breeding dogs and puppies. There are breeders who may not have the best-of-the-best Havanese but have good quality and healthy dogs which make beautiful and wonderful pets.
When you meet the breeder and meet her breeding dogs and see the puppies, you'll either feel good about it or not. If the breeder doesn't have a puppy you want at the time, then you can decided if the flight arrangement works or may be go back and get the puppy. I'd go back and pick out the puppy.