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Hi Everyone, I have a question. I purchased my little guy from a breeder who had more than 10 years in experience in breeding havanese dogs. The breeder will not be breeding for now, so I looked at others. (Some of you may remember of his recent horrible haircut that i complained about, well its growing back fast, yeah!) We are thinking of another puppy, yes it is crazy, but I just love the Havanese breed. I found a few breeders, but found that they charged differently according to the gender of the puppy? Is this normal? I found one breeder who's puppies have champion sired, but had 3 years experience in breeding havanese, but had 15yrs+ breeding australian shepards, health guaranteed. Her puppies are beautiful. There is another breeder whith the price difference in gender, but has a 2 yr health gr, akc, ofa, cerf tested, petella certified. Doesn't it matter on how long a breeder has had the experience in breeding a certain breed? I just need advice on this. Samy is healthy, happy, and we just want to make sure we get a healthy little puppy. Also, any advice on gender? Some say it doesn't matter, others say one of each...Thanks everyone!!!
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gender price difference

I myself ask more for female, simply to encourage buyers to consider a boy. Most requests are for female puppies since people are not aware that female havanese also lift their leg to mark. Just not as high LOL. In my opinion the major difference is that boys have a bump on their tummy which interferes slightly with tummy rubs which they all love.
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I myself ask more for female, simply to encourage buyers to consider a boy. Most requests are for female puppies since people are not aware that female havanese also lift their leg to mark. Just not as high LOL. In my opinion the major difference is that boys have a bump on their tummy which interferes slightly with tummy rubs which they all love.
What incredibly cute puppies!!! I want them all!

I got Kodi without a long wait because my breeder had a waiting list for girls, then got a litter of 5 boys! I didn't have a strong preference in terms of gender, and after talking to her and to a bunch of Hav people here on the forum, decided it wouldn't make much difference. I couldn't be happier with my boy. He doesn't mark... he doesn't even lift his leg to pee at over 2 years old. (though I've always been careful not to allow him to sniff vertical surfaces where other dogs have marked) He has been a delight to train, and I don't mind that little "bump" on his tummy in the least.


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Boys were less expensive everywhere we looked. I have to say that I was a bit leery about a boy for all the reasons most people are -- leg-lifting, the belly rubbing thing, mounting, and aggression. But, we ended up with a boy, because that's what presented itself to us, and he was too wonderful not to take. None of my concerns has been a problem. My little boy has been so sweet. He doesn't lift his leg (neutering next week, so I think we'll make it!), I can rub his belly without any uncomfortable contact (there's all that fur anyway), he does occasionally mount my dachshund, but she does occasionally mount him, too (and she's a spayed female!). I agree with everyone who says it just depends on the individual puppy.
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I myself ask more for female, simply to encourage buyers to consider a boy. Most requests are for female puppies since people are not aware that female havanese also lift their leg to mark. Just not as high LOL. In my opinion the major difference is that boys have a bump on their tummy which interferes slightly with tummy rubs which they all love.

OMG! What adorable puppies!!! Thanks for your info...
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I have been a breeder for a over 30 years, I have never sold my females for more than the males, to me that just seems wrong, and it makes some feel a though the females are better or that maybe the males are not as good when quite the contrary. I do how ever charge a pet price and a show price. IMO if a puppy is going to go to a new home as a pet, then I believe everyone should have the same price for a pet puppy.

As far as breeding experience, well I would have to say that it is nice to have a breeder who has the experience, however if it is a breeder who does ALL the health testing and they have a good mentor behind them, then again IMO I say go for it, as everyone who has ever gotten into breeding dogs, has had to start somewhere.

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I have been breeding Havanese puppies for 5 yrs and I have a very good mentor. Caryn McGuire of McGuires Loveable Havanese. I have done all the OFA required health testing on my adult dogs and have registered them with OFA. When I first started I didn't know what questions to ask and ended up with a male I couldn't use because his tests were no good and the breeder I got him from was quick to give me a replacement dog. However the replacement dog was worse than the first dog. So after two bad starts I started over and was able to have good Havanese to breed. You can go to my web page Billie's house of Havanese to see the puppies we have available. Also the health testing is listed there.

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Please lets not be trying to sell dogs on here. We have had this forum for information purposes, not for selling dogs. Thank you

All I can say is when you are searching for your puppy, to please do your homework on the breeder in which you are wanting to work with. Again making sure they do All their health testing, and are giving you a guarantee that you are ok with. They should also be there for you before during, and long after the sale, for help with questions, or just moral support

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I have been a breeder for a over 30 years, I have never sold my females for more than the males, to me that just seems wrong, and it makes some feel a though the females are better or that maybe the males are not as good when quite the contrary. I do how ever charge a pet price and a show price. IMO if a puppy is going to go to a new home as a pet, then I believe everyone should have the same price for a pet puppy.
My breeder doesn't charge any more for girls than boys either.


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I am with Heather...I have never charged differently for boys or girls and have never had a problem placing either sex. If you are going to spay/neuter, the plumbing is not as important as finding a puppy that is a good match in personality and temperament.
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