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Hello everyone, my name is jerry and we will be getting a new puppy in july, I was turned to this amazing breed by a friend, and I can't wait. nice to meet all of you.
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Welcome . So happy to hear you are getting a Havanese - your lfe will never be the same . These are wonderful little dogs . Do you have a name for your dog as yet ..
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Welome Jerry! if you are getting a Hav - then this is the place to be!
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thanks for the welcome, yes we are looking to find a male and call him "koda", we can't get him until after july 7th and it has been hard to find a local breeder that won't charge an arm and a leg. sorry I can't afford what they charge here in california, I am still looking for a good breeder here. but anyways sorry for rambling on. we are all excited.
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Welcome to the forum. You are right, this breed is wonderful, they aim to please and the literally stick to you, as they have been bred for companionship. These are highly intelligent dogs as well The only piece of advice I can offer, is research the breeder, PLEASE, you have to get almost anal about it. There have been unfortunate stories, of puppy buyers who have bought cute innocent puppies, and fallen in love of course, and these so-called breeders have not put any care into them. Some have been found to be very sick and have many complications. Not to scare you, but as Moptop recommended, if there are reputable breeders near you, I would consider looking into it. As for price, well, it all depends how you look at it. You could initially spend, what you may consider a small fortune with a reputable breeder, but what you will have reassurance of is the lineage and that they have put tremendous time and effort in the betterment of the breed. That translates into less potential ailments, physical problems and temperment problems - which, in turn save you that fortune in vet bills. Just be 100% sure of where and who you are purchasing your puppy from so you don't find yourself ( and puppy of course) in an unfortunate and heartbreaking situation. Jerdog, you are so welcome to this forum and do take advantage of the wonderful helpful people here. We are here to support one another and especially look out for the best interests of this breed. I sincerely wish you the best of luck
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Welcome jerdog,

you will find lots of information on this forum. If you can't find something just ask.

WhitBmom; Very well said.

"Hav" a Great Day,
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Hi Jerdog and Welcome to the Forum. You will love this site almost as much as you love your puppy. I love the name you picked for your new furbaby - my white one is Kodi (shortened from Kodiak). Good luck and post lots of pictures when you can.
PS - has anyone told you yet about the Havanese addiction? It's called the "Potato Chip Syndrome" (Bet you can't have just one) Just read the posts and you will see how many of us are on our 2nd and 3rd Hav. You have been warned.
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Hi Jerry and welocme,

Havanese are the most amazing breed and I am having a really bad potatoe chip effect (can't have just one). But, hubby says with three dogs already and two aging Persians cats it ain't happening. Lately it's been amended to "for a while".

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Jerry, welcome! I am excited for you as well! July is a long way off, but before you know it, you will have your precious new pup.

I started that term "MHS - Multiple Hav Syndrome" on a Cdn. Havanese online group a while ago because of what everyone will tell you...... they are either like chips, peanuts or candy... terribly addictive! It's the perfect syndrome to suffer from I must admit. lol

I hope you will enjoy browsing through the threads here. There is a lot of info, advice and funny stories as well as pictures. Chat soon!

Hello. My name is marj and I have MHS.

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Keep in mind though, that even though you might find a dog a little less expensive in another area.. you may end up paying 10 times that in medical bills later on.

There are lots of breeders who are reputable and fairly inexpensive. If you have until July, maybe contact some reputable breeders in your area and get on their waiting list for a pup that will be ready around then.. and then maybe make a payment plan with them. You have a while until July, so that gives you a bit of extra time to come up with the additional funds.

You also need to make sure that you have enough $ for medical expenses.. when you get the pup it will need at least routine care (shots, deworming, flea med, heart med, etc)
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