Hi all, this is my first post on this forum, and in doing so i would like to ask a few questions of which i hope you could help me answer.
Just recently on my trip to Thailand, we walked into a shop of which had 4 dogs. They were very small, very cute, and very placid. We asked the owners about their age and were astounded to find out one of them was 10 years old - all the dogs looked like pups. Unfortunately we never asked what dog type they were.
Just a few days ago i was thinking about buying a new dog to accompany my maltese terrier. I thought about the dogs i saw and decided to do some research on the net, as i had taken a photo with them while i was there.
While searching i found a dog that looked very similar to it, and when reading it stated it was a Red Sable Havanese. The picture i am referring to is the following
The dog on the left.
As i'm not sure that it is the dog i saw, i just wanted to ask a few questions in regard to the breed. Basically, the dogs I saw in Thailand looked similar in size, if not a bit bigger than the picture shown. Is it possible to get a full grown Havanese that size?
Another thing, one of the family members gets allergies, hence the reason why we have a maltese to prevent any issues, as the dog is an inside dog. While reading on the internet i read that long haired havanese are not recommended for those with allergies, and that the short haired are fine. Is the one in the image a short haired, or is it a long haired of whoms hair has been clipped/groomed?
Lastly, if all the above boxes were to be ticked in regards to what the family is looking for, where would you recommend the best place to find/purchase like the dog shown in the picture above? Basically we are looking to get the exact same type of the dog shown.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.