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I would wait until the next litter. I have not heard of breeders keeping dogs for six months unless they are waiting to see if it will be a show prospect.
Its good for the puppy to go to its forever home and bond with its people when its young in my opinion, like a baby does. It forms a secure attachment. You could move the dog around and it might not have attachment issues but thats a very slim chance.
Also, if they go on a trip every summer, are they the right family for a Hav? They may want to think about it. I think someone has a quote on here that says "I didnt get a Havanese, I got a lifestyle" and thats so true. Lily comes with me on every trip-I made arrangements when she was coming home to not work for the first few weeks so I could be home with her. People who do leave their Havs when they travel leave them with a very trusted friend or dog sitter and for a short time.
They can be very sensitive, attached little companion animals, you really have to factor them into your plans, and if you can't do it at the beginning, another breed or pet may be a better fit for your family.
Best luck with whatever they decide!