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HELP - Two puppies

So on friday the 23rd of December in a moment of shear joy we bought two Havanese puppies from the same litter and both males.

Now on tuesday the 27th december I am reading that raising two puppies together is a big NO.

Is this true? Can it be done? What are my options?

Thanks.
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I'm no expert, but I think that the downside is in raising littermates, as they are already bonded and that makes them a bit slower to bond to you. You already have these babies, so you'll just need to forge ahead with what you've got. Congratulations!!! Pictures, please! And names! And share with us all of your ups and downs of puppy raising. Welcome to the Havanese world! When I woke this morning, I told my two furbabies how very much they have enriched my life over the last 3/4 of a year. I'm sure you will have a similar experience. Good luck!

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So on friday the 23rd of December in a moment of shear joy we bought two Havanese puppies from the same litter and both males.

Now on tuesday the 27th december I am reading that raising two puppies together is a big NO.

Is this true? Can it be done? What are my options?

Thanks.
It's not a big no... people on this forum have done it successfully, but it is much, MUCH harder than a single puppy, or a new puppy with an older dog. You will just have to work that much harder for the first 6-12 months to make sure they are FULLY potty trained and get past all the chew monster stuff with them intact and you sane. After that, things will be fine.

You do have the advantage that when they need to be confined, they have each other to play with, and are much less likely to develop separation anxiety. (at least from you... you WILL have to work at making sure they get used to being separated from each other for increasing periods of time) So you will need to rely heavily on confining them to prevent accidents.


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One of our forum members got 3 at the same time, I think they are a year old now and she survived

You'll get plenty of good advice here to help you!

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I would say 2 is harder, but it really depends on the dog, the home, the time devoted, the temperament of the pups, so many things factor in. As stated above, it has been done successfully, so there is hope If you are having remorse, is the breeder willing to take one back?

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There is no way we could give one back, we are to attached to them.
It looks like we have a long road ahead of us, but can make it happen.

On another side note, how do I post pictures?
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Oh my, I wish you luck! When we went to look at a litter earlier this year, we too, came home with two. One boy and one girl from the same litter. We had discussed the possibility of it being too much with the breeder prior to leaving, and she assured us that bringing back one within a few days would be fine. Needless to say, that's exactly what we did. We kept the boy and he's a love and now that he's pretty well potty trained, we'll probably look for a companion for him in the spring.
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Don't panic. I got two from the same litter last time (not Havanese). Yes, in one way it was a little harder, but on the other side of the coin, it was wonderful for them and for me and I wouldn't have given up the experience for all the world. They adored each other all their lives and I suffered no loss of affection as a byproduct. I never understand the concern people have about their bonding to each other rather than their humans. They are capable of both. My girls, by having each other all their lives, had a kind of serenity and love that was wonderful to witness.

Now, for the photos. When you reply go to "post reply" at the bottom of the thread, left side, not "quick reply." You'll see a paperclip on top of the text box. Click on that to upload photos. You can load up to five at a time. If you have any issues with it, just holler.

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Here is a picture of the two we have.
The white one is called Javier and the Black one is Desi.
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They're adorable.

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
Geri, Milo, Bailey and HRH Princess Ruby Tuesday

If you're thinking of getting a puppy, click here
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