Flynn of Sir Winston fame
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Helen, Georgia
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Will try to answer all questions so far here....She is very sweet and Sir Winston thinks she is the greatest thing since sliced bred, because she is in season...thus keeping them apart. Not an ideal situation, but flight was already scheduled and she came into season at that time. When I first started researching Lowchen I found one of the oldest kennels, Duncara located in France, and started looking at lines..there were certain lines I liked and certain lines that worried me more than others regarding health problems/issues. I made friends with the owner of the Duncara line. She has much knowledge/insight into different European lines, etc. and had imported some to the US. Then I started looking again at the Havanese. I got SW as a result of looking at rescues, and love him to pieces. Then, I almost purchased a Havanese, but it did not work out...so in the meantime my friend decided to close out her kennel, due to her health...she had this one little girl who was the last of her original line and decided to sell her, I applied and got her. I do not know if I will breed her. There is one dog in the US which might work well with her lines..but I am not sure I will breed her period. She had a litter last fall. She may well just be a companion. I don't think I will show her as she needs tons of coat and I do not plan to restrict her playing with Sir Winston to grow coat...she will be allowed to just be a dog..so we will see what the future brings. Simply stated, I wanted her lines, but what I will do remains to be seen...and thought since she is older, it might be a good fit.
It is difficult to name a dog or see the personality in such little time. I do have it narrowed down to a few names...but not sure yet. I know her personality will be different once she is through with her season...hoping SW will still love her...
It has been an ordeal keeping them apart...I am anxious to see them together..but since he was just neutered, have to keep them apart for a while..the vet said it was not positively safe for 6 months...duh!!
Hope this is one of those things that just happened at the right time...I still love the Havs..always will like both breeds, but I have to tell you Sir Winston is a jewel...wish I could bottle him!!!
Sir Winston sez "Non Basta Una Vita.”
Flynn, lady-in-waiting to Sir Winston and Lady Mia