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Help to identify a Havanese
My name is Pamela and I am a foster "mom" for our local animal shelter in Santa Barbara.
Currently I am fostering an abandoned mama-dog and her seven newborn puppies. A woman at the shelter said that the mother sure looks like a Havanese. I have been looking at pictures online and think she definitely has a heck of a lot of the Havanese features. Fine silky wavy soft hair (but some of it has been cut to reveal her face prior to coming to me), the hair is gorgeous soft but tends to mat and get "downy" near the skin. Gigi has a super sweet disposition, and is becoming a bouncy happy little mama.
However, she was severely malnourished when I got her and trying to support seven puppies, so I am working hard to fatten her up (which is an uphill battle while she is nursing) and also providing some supplemental bottle feeding for the puppies. I have taken her from 8 lbs to about 9.5 lbs.
Anyway, my reason for joining in was to see if you all could take a look at her picture and see if you think she looks "Havanese". Either way she is a sweetheart and I am sure we will find a good home for her eventually. I will have her at least eight weeks until the puppies are ready for adoption.
FYI, no idea who sired the pups, no idea of her background. She was left in a box at the shelter, very very pregnant. The puppies were born two days after she was dropped there. But she is trained with basic commands and completely housebroken so someone obviously owned her. No microchip, no tags.
Sorry for the long post,
Appreciate any assistance you could offer in identification.