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purchase havanese

Hi, We are new to this forum. We are looking to purchase a puppie for
our daughter and have a few questions. We have a 5 year old male indoor
cat. Will the Havanese dog and the cat get along. Our cat has a very
friendly personality. Also is it better to purchase a male or female dog.I
saw a havanese dog the other day at the mall ,and they are so beautiful.
Also does anybody know any breeders they would recommend purchasing
a havanese puppie from .Thank You
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What state are you in. It is never a good idea to buy from a pet store as you never really know what you are getting. We all seem to be spread out so where you live might make a difference, as my breeder will not ship, and will only do pick up. She is in PA and has two beautiful girls available next week. Let me know. Laurie
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Hi, We live in Long Island, NY and will only buy from a breeder. We will
not purchase from a pet store.thanks
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well if you are interested in one from PA - just let me know. I have two females & will be getting a male in January. Mine are pets, not show dogs. I do not have cats so I cannot speak on that, but I do have a ferret & a rabbit & my girls LOVE the rabbit!! I believe there are some threads on this forum that address the dog/cat issues.
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HAvanese Pups

Havanese are not for everyone - they are very hard to housebreak, shred everything paper and do not do well alone. You need to be careful and do your homework. There are many less than reputable breeders that are into the money and not health testing. Go to www.havanese.org and read the health issues and buyers education. Also at www.lulu.com there is a book called The Havanese by Diane Klumb - it is the best there is on havanese and tells it as it is. Prices from reputable breeders should range from $1800 to $2500. They should be able to provide certificates on health testing and you can verify health testing at www.offa.org
One the HCA website there is a link to Breeder Referral so you can get a list of people in the club that have pups available.

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Havanese are not for everyone - they are very hard to housebreak, shred everything paper and do not do well alone. You need to be careful and do your homework. There are many less than reputable breeders that are into the money and not health testing. Go to www.havanese.org and read the health issues and buyers education. Also at www.lulu.com there is a book called The Havanese by Diane Klumb - it is the best there is on havanese and tells it as it is. Prices from reputable breeders should range from $1800 to $2500. They should be able to provide certificates on health testing and you can verify health testing at www.offa.org
One the HCA website there is a link to Breeder Referral so you can get a list of people in the club that have pups available.

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I'll second the book "The Havanese" by Diane Klumb with Dr. Joanne Balwin. Just got the book in the mail yesterday and it is an excellent book. I couldn't put it down till I ended up reading it cover to cover.

You have numerous pro's here with alot of experience who can help answer all your questions. I am brand new to the breed myself with my boy Derian who just turned 9 weeks old yesterday, so i can't answer your question on how they get along with cats.

Alot of info on this site also about the breed.

http://www.mts.net/~mckay55/
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It varies with individuals how they deal with cats. Some will let them curl up with them and others cannot accept the fact that they aren't just to chase.
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Ollie is 5 months - and we worked from the time he was 9 weeks till about 16 weeks like crazy on the housebreaking - and now he is amazing.....not great on saying when - but perfectly on a schedule and holds it like a good boy - in the last month we had 2 accidents and they were 2 nites in a row - i was devasted but he went right back to his normal schedule. Don't believe they are "hard" to train - just know they take attention and consistency....if you can't give them that then get another kitty - otherwise enjoy the love of your life with your forever friend! Oh and Ollie chases our 9 year old cat - but they are finally sleeping in my bed together with a bit of separation between them....

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I think if you socialize with the cat during puppy hood it would be better. I never did this. Dora was totally socialized with all size of dogs though. I don't have cats and my havanese Dora thinks they are meant to be chased. She loves to chase our neighbors out door cat when he makes the mistake of coming into our yard. She tried this approach at my in-laws farm with the barn cats.... they don't run, they turn around!!! Oh my little girl came running to me <BG> but at the same time barking as loud as she could!!! The only time she barks is with squirrels and cats.

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i am also a new havanese owner. i agree that they do require attention and do not like being left alone. charlie, my dog, has done pretty well with potty training. i pay attention to when he drinks or eats and take him out shortly after. i have learned the havanese is a great breed. charlie has become my new best friend. he is very playful and also very sweet. good luck with your search!
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