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Anyone live in South Carolina?

Just wondering if anyone on the forum lives in sunny South Carolina? I keep looking at the places where those of you that are posting are from and everyone seems to be in the northeast or midwest. I guess a few in North Carolina and California. I feel like the lone ranger over here.


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Not in SC but close, Karen. I'm in the north metro Atlanta area. And a new mommy to a three year old Hav, Lola. I'm hoping to meet some other doggies also. Went to a new doc on Monday. He said his neighbors have two - and they're nearby! Don't know if he'll follow through with my request to talk with them.

Your Hav is a beauty. Lola came to me with a shaved face and feet. I'm looking forward to seeing all the facial hair as it comes in. Having a wonderful time with her!!
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Hi Rosie!
Thanks for responding and Thanks for the compliments on Dance. She's my first Havanese too! Their hair grows super fast so you shouldn't have to wait long for Lola's to come back. I've been in Tibetan Terriers which physically look like a larger Havanese but with very different personalities. I'm so in love with the Havanese and look forward to breeding and having more! My sister-in-law lives in Mt Pleasant SC, 2 hrs from me and has 2 Havs. We try to get together as much as we can for playdates. Our dogs love it! I would love to find someone even closer though.


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Karen, was trying to remember where Mt. Pleasant was so Googled it. Came upon the Town of Mt. Pleasant's website, found it so well done I forwarded to my City Manager. He's already written back, thanking me, saying that ours is being redeveloped.

Looking at my curly girl who really would benefit from a bath, but heavy rains predicted. Will postpone. Would like to know how you handle rain and Dance. I want to make a raincoat.........correction, I need to make a raincoat. Lola has a very curly coat, major poofey when brushed and combed.
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Karen, was trying to remember where Mt. Pleasant was so Googled it. Came upon the Town of Mt. Pleasant's website, found it so well done I forwarded to my City Manager. He's already written back, thanking me, saying that ours is being redeveloped.

Looking at my curly girl who really would benefit from a bath, but heavy rains predicted. Will postpone. Would like to know how you handle rain and Dance. I want to make a raincoat.........correction, I need to make a raincoat. Lola has a very curly coat, major poofey when brushed and combed.
Petco sells small, vinyl raincoats that are cheap and work fine for occasional rain use. The proportions aren't perfect for a Hav... the belly strap is a bit long, and the front part is long enough that it was tripping Kodi. But since it's Vinyl cloth and doesn't fray, I simply cut the front bib short enough that it doesn't drag on the ground. The belly strap is useable as-is, there's just a lot left over. So I just tuck that in under the rest of the strap.

You can also order a custom-fit one on Etsy, but it's a lot more money. For occasional use, the Petco one works fine.


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I'll look at the pet shop, but think I could easily make one which would be a custom fit. Found a Butterick pattern at a garage sale last week - cute, cute. May look at a thrift store for a girls raincoat I can use for my fabric. Also would like to line it with some wick-away fabric to keep it from being too hot.

What we'll do for our pets, huh? I've already dedicated a large kitchen drawer to "Lola Stuff". Don't have top of the line stuff and won't, unless I find it at garage sales. Would love a GREAT comb, but not spending $40. Deferred gratification will be my modus.

Wish you were closer. Would love to meet you two.

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Rain is not a problem because Dance just won't go out in it. Apparently, she'll melt if she gets rained on. But wet grass is a problem. She comes back inside with wet feet, legs and belly. Not sure a raincoat would help much unless you added galoshes! Which I tried years ago with my Tibetan Terriers, but their furnishings were so long that they wouldn't fit in the boot.

I understand buying doggie stuff. I have a ridiculous collection of leads. Show leads, training leads, walking leads. It's embarrassing. Not to mention brushes and combs and hair product!

Mt Pleasant is a lovely city and aptly named. Except I've never seen a "Mt". You should post pics of Lola. I love the name!


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Don't mind the wet feet, just towel off. But Lola doesn't have full feet yet - some fool gave her a poodle cut on her tootsie.

Here's a question for you, since this seems to be our private forum. Do you have wee wee pads inside? You say she won't go out in the rain. Your weather is much like ours, sometimes the rain continues for a long, long time. What I don't know is how long a doggie can safely hold it in.

No, I never saw a mountain in coastal SC either. More like 35 feet above sea level max.

Enjoying our conversations, Karen. Wish we were neighbors.

No pics yet. Name Lola came from a Mexican friend who I asked for suggestions of Hispanic names. She came to me as Maggie, but is totally Lola now.

I have ONE lead. She walks really well on it though and goes into throes of ecstasy when I get it out of the drawer.
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Dance's breeder used washable wee pads, so that's what she learned before I got her. I was very diligent with outside house training the minute she came home and she learned very quickly and will often potty on command. However, as she became more trustworthy I became more slack with taking her out. Waiting on her to tell me she needed to go. So, as it stands now at 2 yrs of age. She will ask to go outside. But if I am busy or don't notice her signals, she will look for a place in the back of the house to go. Usually a rug or pile of dirty clothes. But as long as I offer her to go out every couple of hours she never has an accident. That the normal day routine.

Now, factor in extended rain and it's a crap shoot. She HATES the rain. Even if I can get her outside she'll just stand on the cement and refuse to go in the grass. If she has to go badly enough and it's raining softly and I go out with her, she will go. But if it's raining hard, forget it. She won't use a wee pad in the family room where anyone can see her. She wants to go off somewhere private. Which honestly is pretty adorable. So, if I put the wee pad in the laundry room and show it to her, she will go in and use it. I only do this with really prolonged hard rain. If she won't go I will crate her for several hours and then try again. She'll usually go after that.

I don't know what the actual "safe" time is. I imagine that would vary with each dog. But a toy does have a small bladder and it's not good for them to hold it for extended periods of time often. I mean they can go all night of course. So, as long as they are confined and sleeping 8 or 9 hours is good. But during the day, I think they should go every 2 hours. Keeping the kidneys flushed is the best for health.

Yes, being neighbors would be nice. Havanese love playing with anyone, but prefer their own kind. No one else RLH's like a Hav. I hope to keep a puppy from our upcoming planned litter. So, she'll have another buddy before we know it.


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Rain is not a problem because Dance just won't go out in it. Apparently, she'll melt if she gets rained on. But wet grass is a problem. She comes back inside with wet feet, legs and belly. Not sure a raincoat would help much unless you added galoshes! Which I tried years ago with my Tibetan Terriers, but their furnishings were so long that they wouldn't fit in the boot.

I understand buying doggie stuff. I have a ridiculous collection of leads. Show leads, training leads, walking leads. It's embarrassing. Not to mention brushes and combs and hair product!
Ooohhh! I'm a leash hoarder too! Beaded, kangaroo, Stibbar (my current favorite), Hogan leather... You name it, I probably like it. (and either have it or want it ) Not QUITE so many brushes and combs, though the ones I do have are top of the line. And I tend to stick with the same products. (which seem to work really well for his coat!)


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