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Your thoughts on getting two puppies?

Hi everyone,

I have been lurking here for a week, reading all about Havanese. Thanks for the helpful information. I am thinking of getting two puppies at once. I work during the day and although I will be coming home at lunchtime, I thought it might be comforting to the puppies to have company all day. And I would eventually like to have two Havanese anyway.

I had one breeder tell me that since I was single and I work, he probably would only sell to me if I bought two at once; then I had another breeder tell me it was a better idea to buy one, work with that puppy for 6 mos to a year, then get another one.

What have been your experiences? Do you have an opinion one way or another? Thanks in advance - I really just want to do what is best for the puppies.
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I've gotten two at the same time a few times and it was never a problem. I felt much as you do about them having each other when I was at work. I found it no harder training the two than training one. My advice would be to go with your gut feeling on it. If you decide to go that route, you'll always have us to turn to for any help you need.

There will be a lot of people who advise against it, but I'm not sure how many of them have actually raised two at the same time. It is, in the end, a very individual choice.

Good luck, whatever you decide to do.

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
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Your Words Convined Me To Get #2

Monday morning before posting Luna's photos I starting reading this thread. I finished reading, went out to DH doing his thing in the garage and asked if we needed a second Havanese. I expected a "no": I got "I'm ok with that". I called my daughter to get help and erase the insanity of her aging parents and she said "go for it." I contacted Luna's breeder (Janet Birdsall of Yuppy Puppy) on line who had several male puppies and a 15 week old female that just became available because Janet decided not to show her. We picked up our Sola yesterday! When she and Luna were RLH together in the dog yard yesterday evening DH and I almost wept with joy. Right now they are both napping in adjacent crates in the bedroom and I am watching them with the little camera we have set up for that purpose. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT POSTED ABOUT YOUR DOUBLES. You said the only error you made was not getting number 2 sooner! I think we did it just right.
Pictures of our Chocolate parti, Sola, will follow later. She looks just like Luna except she is dark chocolate with a brown nose and is smaller!

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Aw Carol, how exciting! You certainly can't go wrong with your YuppyPuppies. Congrats!

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
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Congratulations!! Pictures, pictures

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Good luck with your decision . . .and congratulations on yours, Carol. Can't wait to see the pics

. . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy,




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Good luck with your decision . . .and congratulations on yours, Carol. Can't wait to see the pics

. . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy, . . .I DON'T need another puppy,


I WANT one..I WANT one..Cooper WANTS one..need to save up $$

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Please note that I fixed my post to read "15 WEEK" old puppy, NOT 15 month old. Yes, if you can find a way, get another. We only had to buy a second crate. We had so much stuff left from Luna. Also, we feel we were being financially responsible because we had purchase 100 Pee Pads (ya know--to buy in bulk) for Luna who used about 5 of them so we had 95 left in the closet. Now Sola can use them.! LOL LOL LOL

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Also, we feel we were being financially responsible because we had purchase 100 Pee Pads (ya know--to buy in bulk) for Luna who used about 5 of them so we had 95 left in the closet. Now Sola can use them.! LOL LOL LOL
LOL, wonder if I can use that argument on my hubby




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