After several months of research, we decided on the Havanese breed (one I had never heard of!) We got Miley when she was 9 weeks old on Easter weekend from a breeder here in Nebraska. My husband & I have 2 kids, a boy age12 & a girl age 8. We had a poodle for 16 years (our first baby) and after we had to put him to sleep, we swore we'd never get another dog. Well, 3 years later we have a puppy. We just felt it was important for our kids to grow up with a dog...many valuable lessons can be learned from having a dog. Anyway....I have a few questions since we've gotten Miley:
#1, we have an issue with tear staining. Her parents do not have tear staining, so I'm hoping she outgrows it. Are the odds pretty good she'll outgrow it? I've switched to distilled water and tried the boric acid/water and a flea comb. It helps some, but the hardest part is getting her to sit still while I work on her face. Any ideas?
#2...I see talk on this board about Havs "blowing their coat". Does this only happen once when they lose their puppy fur, or every year? I was under the understanding they do not shed, so I'm hoping it's only once.
We are all absolutely in love with this dog. She does the funniest things. We've got to buy her a little cape, because she literally "flys" through the air off of the end of the recliner. Of course we laugh, and she does it even more. The only really bad thing she's done is chewed a hole in the corner of a wall...through the wallpaper, through the drywall, all while I was in the shower for 20 minutes. But I still wouldn't trade her for anything!