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Question Boys v.girl Hav- concerned about "boy" behavior

Good Afternoon everyone!! We are just about 6 weeks away from brining home our puppy. I posted a ? about black/white/parti puppy colors- b/c we are getting a HSD- they only have these colors. The puppies are so beautiful and our breeder is amazing. She's sending weekly updates, pictures, itemized lists---she's great. We are leaning toward a girl b/c I am concerning about an adult boy dog "humping" my girls. I have 3 daughters that will shower this baby with love and the last 3 Hav's we have been around 2 of them were boys and they humped my girls, which freaked them out. What has been your experience with boys?? What advice do you have for me. Our breeder says the boys are "in-love" with you vs girls "love" you- both sound wonderful- but honestly her boys puppies are lighter and the girls are almost all black and I really wanted a parti or all white......Thanks for your time in responding!
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Just so you know Posh is a spayed female and humps other dogs, and stuffed toys regularly...the Havanese have a matriarchal society and I think with her it's a dominance thing.
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Just so you know Posh is a spayed female and humps other dogs, and stuffed toys regularly...the Havanese have a matriarchal society and I think with her it's a dominance thing.
Thanks for the info- that's def. interesting- when I asked the breeder about it she did say that it's not a sexual thing (which I would not know) and that it's a dominance thing. Thanks for posting!!
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Kona does hump. He will hump anything in sight. LOL He's a boy.... I have, just as Amy said, of girls who hump too, and to spay them doesn't stop it like they say it does. I think you will have to, either way boy or girl, explain to your children that it's going to happen and tell them to say NO NO or EH EH when they go to hump them. that's what we do with Kona and our kids and it works very well!
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If you completely trust the breeder, I would say let her pick out the best puppy for your family especially since you sound like you are unsure of what to look for. Try to really let it be about temperment and not about color or sex. And remember HSD's are havanese too

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Kubrick is a boy and has never humped anything. He does mount other dogs as a dominance thing but he doesn't actually do the motion of humping, LOL. He has never ever tried to mount anything else, though, so I'm sure it's that he's establishing his dominance over other dogs (it's not a sexual thing at all). He's very much an alpha.


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I think "humping" is hard to predict. Gabriel doesn't hump, but my friend's Hav goes nuts on her leg or arm if he thinks she's leaving him or gives my Hav's attention..

So far as the "my girl Hav loves me" but "my boy Hav is in love" with me..
I had read this before deciding on a male and was intrigued by it.

I have to say that I had never owned a male dog before Gabriel and so far, he not only doesn't hump or lift his leg, but he does act like he is "in" love..

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The real difference I've found is the need to mark - neutered or not. I've always thought boys were more affectionate until I got my first female Havanese - she's just a major love. I really think the most important issue is their personality - have your breeder pick the one that matches your household best. And besides, color is an ever changing thing in our Havanese. LOL


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Humping is very often just showing dominance. If you read The Havanese book, you will discover a passage about female Havanese being very dominant too and therefore hump and even lift their legs to pee. Pablo has humped a few dogs when he was a puppy but we let him know we don't like that. He now only humps his blankie on occasion when it comes out of the dryer or when I hold it up and tell him to give it a hug. LOL.

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Lisa, I'm not sure about marking. Kubrick has never done it. He doesn't lift his leg either. I guess he just doesn't feel the need to?


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