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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Havanese popularity

I subscribe to the pet place newsletter & just read this in todays email. I was surprised because almost everyone I encounter has never even heard of the breed. Just thought you might find this interesting!

"The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently released their numbers of registered dogs in 2007. One dog breed made a 994% increase in the past decade. Can you guess who it was?

According to the AKC, "The Havanese, a small dog with a coat type that is a good choice for people with allergies, has enjoyed the greatest surge in popularity since 1997, increasing 994%. It now ranks as the 37th most popular breed".

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Jen, I bet that 80% of those Havs live in NYC, LOL. Here it's the #3 dog (tied with the Dauchsund and the Poodle) according to AKC registration.


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Just love being a head of the curve!

However we did it because we knew they were great...others may follow because they are "happening">>>> beware of backyard breeders!

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That's funny, Lina. What a difference three hours makes! No one here has heard of them & as far as I know, Carol is the only other Hav owner nearby. Even our vet said she's only treated a few in all her years.

Catherine, I agree....I'm sure there are a lot of people who will get one b/c their "in style". I'd never heard of them before until i started my research online (that only took me a year) & they sounded perfect for us.

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We first of heard of a Havanese when I was planning our wedding and this buisness happen to have one...I thought that he was the cutest thing and then forgot about it...planning a wedding you know...other things going on. Then my hubby and I bought a dog book and saw this breed....so I looked on line and found some breeders and the rest is history!!!!! They really are a great dog!!!!

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How interesting! My vet has only seen a handful here in the southwest. Personally, I am so in love with them, I cannot understand how anyone would choose a different breed! LOL
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When we had our first Havanese nearly 10 years ago, I could find no one that knew about them. Now I find many more people that know about them. I can't say that I'm happy about their popularity. That tends to bring out the backyard breeders and puppy mill breeding.

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When I took Norah to the vet, they didn't believe that she was a havanese at first. They said "Aren't havanese only white?" All colors of the rainbow!
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I don't know. As recently as last summer, people on Long Island would say a hava what? My vet has a few in his practice and I've still not seen more than a couple locally. However, a year ago(ish) I could have been counted in that number. If it hadn't been for a client who had recently gotten a havanese and told me what a great dog it was (potty training aside), I might never have ventured into this world. Now I can't imagine my life without Milo.

Funny thing is I dreamed last night that I bought 3 more dogs. They were all white.

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When I took Norah to the vet, they didn't believe that she was a havanese at first. They said "Aren't havanese only white?" All colors of the rainbow!

I've gotten that comment too!!
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