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I don't think havanese are a suitable breed for people who are away from home 9-10 hours a day on a regular basis. This is a companion breed, and they live to be with their people.
Day care or someone to come in daily for an hour or so would be minimum to make that situation work... And not just while it is a puppy... It would rally have to be forever, IMO. There ARE breeds that are more independent, and migt be OK with this type of situation, if they have a dog door so they can go out as needed to relieve themselves. OTOH, lots of dogs who have regular, unsupervised access to a fenced yard become fence runners and yappers, turning into a neighborhood nuisance that barks at everything and anyone who goes by... Just because they are bored, and it's something to fill the time.
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