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Any other lazy havs?

Hello all,

Here comes the story. I don't know what to think about it, and I'm hoping there're people who will recognize the following.
Some of you know that last February I have added a second hav to our small household. Fedja has turned 5 years young on September 4, but he is not slowing down. Still very active outside, loooves, loooves his walks and his Chuckit ball. He could fetch this one for hours.

Sasha is however completely different story. She is now 9 months and 9 days old, and very relaxed and mellow. After her initial puppy craziness, she has mellowed to the point that I'm beginning to think that something is wrong with her. She is going for our daily walks, but you can see that she would rather stay home. Once she has done her thing outside she wants to go home. When outside she takes every chance she can to lie down.
I have taken her to the vet, he did a check up on her, and said that everything seems to be normal, and that there's no need to be concerned. It's just her personality according to him. But I'm still worried. Are there really dogs that don't like to walk? Can a dog be lazy lol? Especially this young. Any other lazy hav owners here? I really don't know what to think.

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I wish! (as long as they are healthy!) Ted never stops but he does lay down when he has had enough on a walk! Usually within 15-20 minutes. I wonder if they get slow because they are sooo velcro. Just when I think Ted is sleeping soundly and I sneak out of the room to do something, there he is! I wonder if its like when we sleep 8 hours but get up frequently. You never feel rested and always feel tired. Does Sasha have many short naps or a few long ones?

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Tillie has become incredibly lazy, but she IS 2 yrs old now ... and she does get all excited and is if I initiate play or a walk or a drive... but if I don't do anything exciting, she will gladly sleep all day and night... lol

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Originally Posted by TilliesMom View Post
Tillie has become incredibly lazy, but she IS 2 yrs old now ... and she does get all excited and is if I initiate play or a walk or a drive... but if I don't do anything exciting, she will gladly sleep all day and night... lol
Ha! The trainer I work with calls that "canine inertia"... A body at rest tends to stay at rest

That said, while Kodi is an energizer bunny if there is something fun to do, and will walk for miles (he'll also sleep all day if nothing is going on!) I know we've heard from other people on the forum who have Havanese who are pretty much couch potatoes. (I think Missy has one of each) so I DO think it is a matter of disposition, not necessarily something "wrong".

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Two things, IMHO:

1) irrespective of breed, dogs reflect the lifestyle of their owners, generally speaking.

2) dogs are like ppl when it comes to physical fitness. yes they can be out of shape, or in excellent shape, depending on how often they workout and the type of workout you give them. just like ppl.

I've never had a dog that didn't like to take walks, but I've met a few.
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We want pic of that lazy Sasha!


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My mom's hav is like that. Wakes up in the AM, eats, then sleeps in her pen all day, eats at 5pm, goes for a 40 min. walk then sleeps for the rest of the night. She's six years old, but she's the easiest dog I've ever known.

My Desilu on the other hand is a maniac and if she's not harassing my 50 lb lab, she's chasing the cat or just being her jumpy run-a-muk self. Its great fun and very entertaining, so I'm not complaining.
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Whimsy is a calm, cool and collected dog. (Oh sure we play outside and RLH during the day for exercise, but she is very content to snooze away if nothing is going on. She is the most active after dinner for some reason. That is her favorite time to play.

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Brody isn't really a high energy dog. Even as a pup it didn't take a whole lot to play him out. He's enthusiastic and happy about everything he does and he enjoys playing, but it's in short bursts. For the most part he's generally laid back and not on the go all the time. This works for me, because I'm not a go-go-go person so I'd wanted a more laid back pup.

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I agree with the statement above, different dogs, different habits. Mine are generally active, but take alot of naps. My oldest has slowed down alot, but she has her moments. Mine are all related, so I imagine that's why they are very similar activity wise.

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