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Welcome Tonya! Please keep us posted as you search for your baby. Don't be afraid to ask questions of us, or any breeder you're thinking of getting a pup from.
Here's a quote from one of the threads that may be useful to you during your search. It comes from Jan (JASHavanese)
"What do you ask a breeder? Here are some of the things I can think of off the top of my head.
What health testing has been done on the parents?
What are the names of the sire and dam so that I can go to offa.org and look up the results myself?
How are the puppies raised?
Are there any known health issues in your dogs?
Do you stand behind your dogs and if so, what is your policy?
If there is a genetic problem with the puppy, what do you do?
If for some reason I can't keep the dog, what do you do?
And what should you expect from a breeder? Here are my requirements:
Soaped pictures of the sire and dam
Soaped pictures of the puppy
A good and honest relationship
One who is willing to help you at any hour of the day
One who wants to see that puppy as it grows whether in person or pictures
The websites to the sire and dam's offa.org pages.
There are times health tests aren't posted yet so expect the breeder to show you the paperwork and feel free to ask why it isn't in the database yet."
At our house, we spell happiness H-A-V-A-N-E-S-E