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Personalities of different lines
I am wondering if different lines of Havanese, that is lines from different breeders, are known for having different specific temperament characteristics. The reason I ask is because I visited two different (reputable) breeders, and both have fabulous dogs, but the dogs seemed somewhat different from each other. One breeder's dogs were very energetic and outgoing, and the other breeder's dogs were more calm. This is based on only seeing some of their dogs, of course, but it got me thinking because I ended up choosing a pup from the breeder with seemingly calmer dogs, and she displays similar characteristics. The breeder mentioned her dogs are very "licky" and that definitely seems to be the case. I would have been equally happy with a dog from either breeder, I'm sure, and chose the way I did mainly because of timing/age of pup.
My parents are considering a Havanese (hehe...I've almost convinced them), and I want to tell them as much as possible to help them on their search. So I'm wondering if it is the case that certain lines are known for certain characteristics. If you feel comfortable telling breeder names, or are a breeder yourself, I'd love to know what traits your dogs have that may be characteristic of the lines.