Would like to know your Opinion on having 2 havanese vs one - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
mollie and Bailey's Mommy
 
earfax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 634
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Would like to know your Opinion on having 2 havanese vs one

As some of you know I am the proud owner of my beautiful Mollie and I totally love and adore her but I really want another one. My husband thinks that it will be to much work but I dont care just love the thought of having another one to love and can handle the negative parts. Well the other part I worry about is will Mollie be upset with us for sharing our love with another Havanese. What do you guys think?

Hugs and have a Hava day!
Elizabeth,Mollie and Bailey
earfax is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 09:44 PM
Mom of Brutus and Roxie
 
Cheryl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Danville, CA
Posts: 2,152
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
I love having 2 havanese, but it is not the right decision for everyone. How old is Mollie? Do you have kids? How is Mollie when she plays with other dogs? Where does Mollie go when you are on vacation? Do you have the financial resources to handle 2 dogs.
Cheryl is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
mollie and Bailey's Mommy
 
earfax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 634
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mollie is going to be three in August. I do not have any children yet but hopefully one day. Mollie is very shy sometimes with other dogs and other times she dances around them but the moment one starts to rough play she get very shy. Mollie was jumped and I for that matter by a pit bull when she was very young at a dog park. Since that day she does not run as carefree as she did when she was 7 months. I think financially we could support two dogs.

Hugs and have a Hava day!
Elizabeth,Mollie and Bailey
earfax is offline  
 
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 09:52 PM
Senior Member
 
irnfit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 8,619
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 19 Times in 19 Posts
Having two is amazing. To see the way they interact, fight, play, is a joy. If you can get past the puppy stuff, it is worth it. I have found Kodi to be more jealous now that they are older than when they were puppies. If Shelby jumps in my lap, he either barks at her to get down, or he will jump up too and growl at her. No harm done, because my lap is big enough for 2.


Michele
Kodi & Shelby's Mom and Julian's Grandma
irnfit is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 696
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
DO IT DO IT DO IT!
SmittenHavaneseMommy is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
mollie and Bailey's Mommy
 
earfax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 634
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
I just have to try to talk my husband into it. He thinks that we are going to break Mollie's heart. I tried to explain to him and I do not know if this makes sense but if we had two children we would not love the first one any less then the second child.

Hugs and have a Hava day!
Elizabeth,Mollie and Bailey
earfax is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 10:06 PM
Senior Member
 
irnfit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 8,619
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 19 Times in 19 Posts
Just come to the playdate on Saturday and bring your husband. When he sees all those Havs together, he will change his mind.


Michele
Kodi & Shelby's Mom and Julian's Grandma
irnfit is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 696
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
If this makes sense:
some doggies are really "only dogs". I would see if you can doggiesit for a friends dog overnight and a day or 2 and see how your hav. does with being a sibling. You can totally love 2 as much as 1 but ur hubby might think your mollie will feel left out or whatever? you think?
SmittenHavaneseMommy is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 10:17 PM
Kubrick & Hitchcock's Mom
 
Lina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 7,774
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 33 Times in 24 Posts
Well, I know that I've thought about Kubrick being jealous but seriously he loves dogs SO MUCH and loves to play SO MUCH that I think things would just fall in place. There will probably be an adjustment period, but that's why you set up ground rules like always feeding the first dog first, always giving him love first, always treating him first so he doesn't feel left out compared to the "new" second. In general all Havs I've met that are social do well with a second dog. You do have to make sure, especially since Mollie has had some problems with a pit, that the second Hav you get is not too aggressive or dominant since it sounds like she's pretty submissive. This is something you should discuss with your breeder, of course.

The breeder that I'm looking at for number two knows all about Kubrick's personality and understands the sort of personality the second must have so Kubrick isn't too dominating over him. I hope that makes sense!


Visit my blog
-----
Check out my photos
-----
Photography (pets, people, weddings) - TripleC Photography
Lina is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 10:36 PM
Senior Member
 
RikiDaisyDixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,018
Submit Photo: 73
Photo Submissions 11 Times in 11 Posts
Riki was lonely

Our trainer said we could keep training Riki to be happy in his big crate while we were gone, buy special toys for him, or best of all...get another dog. We took him at 11 months to meet the puppies and he loved them all. He has always loved other dogs. I never went anywhere more than an hour or two worrying about him being alone.

Daisy loves him. He taught her to go out the doggy door and to be brave. She is fiesty even though she is half his size. He allows her to beat him up so long as she plays with them. They sleep together, eat together, and play and fight and play and pretend fight and play. They keep each other in shape.

I can now be gone more than an hour or two and they are sleeping together and do just fine.

They adore each other.
Linda
RikiDaisyDixie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome