Most of you know that I ended up buying a Havanese (Darby) considered a "rare teeny tiny" who should be between 3-5 lbs. Of course, now I know that it is wrong to force the breed to be smaller, but since I paid a whopping $3,500 for this "rare" dog, I am curious as to what all of you have paid in the past or are paying now. I realize there is a great variance in how much different breeders charge, but am curious as at some point we may get another Hav for Darby, but a standard size this time!
By the way, the breeder, Lynda Denson (http://www.wheatstate.com/~denson/
), told me verbally that if Darby should go over five pounds, she would make a financial adjustment. So this will be interesting. He is seven months old and at his last vet visit, weighed 4-1/4 lbs. I almost hope he goes over 5 lbs so I can see how she will jack me around a second time! Also, despite my telling her that any Havanese parents who give birth to a puppy with a defect, the mom and dad cannot be bred again. Well, both of Darby's parents are still up on her website. Why am I surprised?
Anyway, back to the prices you've all paid, if you care to share, I would be happy to know. Penny