Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kirkland, WA
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Suggested reading, how old is too old, and might I be looking for a unicorn?
Hi all, I am doing my pre-purchase homework and purchased and read "Havanese" by Diane Klumb and Joanne Baldwin. Are there other books I should read? (General Havanese ownership, not going to breed).
I am open to purchasing a retired show dog or perhaps a dog that does not fit in someone's breeding program. What is a reasonable age window for such a Havanese?
And lastly, I read that HCA has a 4 Star Award for dogs that pass BAER, CERF, OFA Hips and Patellar Luxation. Is that a reasonable baseline for me as far as the purchase of an adult?
To answer those that might question my standards, about 30 years I had a beautiful German Shepherd named Remington euthanized in my arms at 18 months. He had severe hip dysplasia and in his final days could barely move. I can remember it like it happened an hour ago.
I am in the Pacific NW but understand I may need to travel. Please feel free to PM me with any suggestions. Thanks very much.
Thanks for any input regarding my questions.