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Are Havanese ok living with large dogs?

I have 2 dogs, a husky/lab that I adopted from a local shelter who is now 18 months & a Golden Retriever I adopted from A GR rescue who is 1 year old. I have wanted a Havanese for a long time, but there don't seem to be any around me in rescues & because I have large dogs I don't know what my chances would be. They are both social & attend doggy day care sometimes which required a temperment test.

From what I've read Havanese are good with kids & other animals. So does anyone here have a large breed dog in addition to your Havanese? If so, do they play well together? TIA
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I think it really depends on the big dog. Oliver was super friends with my neighbors St. Bernard (now deceased).
However there is one big dog up the street that HATES Oliver and now Oliver barks back when ever they see each other. He plays great with other big dogs

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I have a 90 lb lab mix, but she is 11 and doesn't really play much with my two Havs. She "tolorates" them pretty well, though. I certainly don't worry about their safely with Kai......

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I think it entirely depends on the dog. I do some breeders are leery of letting younger pups go to homes with bigger dogs and rescue can be a bit picky sometimes. But if you have an "interview" be sure to have them meet your big dog so that you can both get "approved". The only thing to worry about is that the bigger dog can accidentally hurt the smaller one, but good supervision can nix that concern.


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Our standard poodle and english springer spaniel get along very well with Cricket.

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In addition to Milo and Bailey I have two older (big) girls, Cagney and Lacey. There have been no problems (other than the little guys mounting the girls) with the difference in size. They all get along harmoniously and, I'd venture to say love each other.

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Absolutely as long as the larger dogs are gentle non aggressive havs can hold their own. My 2 live with pulik (and a cavalier). The puppy that I sold here in KY spends the day with a 90lb labX that she runs ragged.
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The only problem that we had with our 90+ ln Lab and Todd was that our lab would accidentally step on Todd and hurt him. Other than that they got along really well.

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Eva I must ask...what is a short haired havanese?
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Eva I must ask...what is a short haired havanese?
Lol... ( I get that a lot)...a purebred havanese with a short coat...Here's a website that explains the short hair gene.
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/havanesephotos7.htm

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