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Havanese? Shavanese? What-a-nese?

We got a puppy yesterday who was advertised as havanese and both parents are AKC registered, but he was sold without papers. He was very inexpensive, and she said she'd get papers on him for a lot of money. We aren't interested in breeding or showing, except possibly agility someday, so they are irrelevant.

Some of the litter looked like what I was expecting with fluffy faces. Two of the litter were clearly short hair with fuzzy ears, fringed legs and tail, but quite short body hair. Then the one we got - he's got the same fluffball body the others had but a short hair face. Are there long hair shavanese? Or regular havanese with messed up face hair? Or is he just an in-between weirdo? if it makes a difference, I've been brushing him with a slicker brush and have not gotten any hair off him, so I'm hoping he won't be a shedder. I so very much prefer this short hair face but am wondering if he's going to be short hair after he blows his puppy coat?

He is 13 weeks old in yesterday's pictures with my kids and the zoomed in picture from the breeder is from several weeks ago.
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What ever he is, he looks like a cute confident little fellow,what a sweet heart,have you a name for him yet?You know the puppies can be fathered by different dogs,hence very different appearances.Did you actually see both parents?

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He certainly has a Havenese bum and tail. Very cute little guy. I love his coloring and markings - very similar to a Border Collie's. I do know that we have a Shavanese in the forum. I can't remember who but the facial hair is very similar.

He is adorable. (Your human kids are cute, too. )

I found one of the threads! http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthr...ight=shavanese


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Yes, we saw who were supposedly the parents. Dad was black/white and mom was brown/white. They were both clipped short but looked like I'd think they should. I'm totally new to this breed though. He's just been a joy so far, great with the kids, didn't wake me up last night, confident but not cocky. I have a feeling we'll have another one eventually.

And NO we haven't named him yet! I am very partial to Baxter. My 3 year old named him Pup (get it mom? pup like a puppy!) My 4 year old said the only acceptable names were Jellybean or Spot, though she also refused to acknowledge he's not a she. Hubby wants something a little kooky like Embargo or Castro. I assume he'll eventually be something like Jelly-Pup.
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He sure is a cutie and seems to be really good with your kids who are also adorable. I don't know if it's possible to have a partial Shavanese or not. But I must say the short face hair might be a big advantage!!!

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So Cute! (all of them) By the looks of the faces in the pictures I'd say you have a keeper no matter what he is. Enjoy and welcome!!

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Congratulations and Welcome!!!

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Welcome!! Cute little guy no matter what he is! Your children are going to love growing up with him and no doubt become best of friends. Let us know when the name is final!

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I don't see any hav in him other than the tail. He is however, very cute and all that ticking is beautiful!
Your Children are adorable, I love your little boy's carefree laugh!


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He's very cute

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