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Hi all. I've been lurking here for a couple weeks and joined just a couple days ago. We aren't owners yet but have found a couple breeders in my state that I have been working with asking tons of questions and hope to have a pup by the middle of the year or so. Mother's Day would be fabulous in my opinion.....

We are a family of 5. I have three daughters, 14, 8, and just about 4 and of course a wonderful husband too. We recently moved and are settled into our new home and surroundings. I attend school online and work from home part-time. I got interested in getting a dog again when my best friend got a bichon frise and found that I didn't break out in hives, have runny eyes and nose and scratch to death when I was around her. Then out of the blue we were at a volleyball tournament for my oldest and this lady had a havanese and I fell in love!!!! I didn't get all her info but she answered all my questions and allowed me to drool on her fabulous dog so I came home and began my research about havanese breed....wow....fabulous dogs....so precious and loved by so many, which is great!!! We don't want a pet but an addition to our family!

I wanted to thank you all for such an informative, upbeat site. I have gotten so many questions answered already just from reading your posts, and from some of your websited so THANK YOU!! I look forward to chatting more and learning more about this great breed! I'm already excited to have another little member to make snacks for....

Tonya

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Hello and to the forum Tonya! It sounds like you have had your heart stolen by a Havanese already and you don't even have one yet! What a promising start for MHS.

Please let us know when you find your little one. We love our puppy pics around here, if you haven't noticed that yet.


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Tonya..

Welcome! Hope you get your new family member in the near future!!

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Welcome Tonya. If you think you're in love now, just wait. These little angels do steal your heart and sometimes addle your brain. There is much fun to be had here, so stick around.

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
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Welcome to the fuorum! This is a great place to hang out, see pics, hear stories and share all the agonys of waiting impatiently for your new Hav!
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Hi Tonya, and to the Forum! We're all in love with Havanese here, as you can tell. But take your time and find a reputable breeder who fully tests their breeding dogs. We have alot of information here, and you'll get any help you need. Your wait for one of these adorable dogs will be well worth it!

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I can't say enough about the breed.....you will fall in love!

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Welcome to the forum can't wait to see when you get your new little one but as stated above do find a reputable breeder that does do their testing.
Good luck with your search for your new little Havanese!!

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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."

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Welcome, Tonya. Hope you find a wonderful Havanese to add to your family soon.. Ours has been a complete joy. My husband is also very allergic, and has no problem with our dog. All the best!



HAV A GREAT DAY ! ~~AMY & BISCUIT~~
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