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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Getting an Adult Havanese

It's NOT ME!! lol

My sister is thinking of getting an adult Havanese. Her main question is - will the 1-2 year old dog still love them as much as getting a puppy from 10wks old?

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Yes Comet is a perfect example of that!

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I got Blossom when she was just under a year old from a friend who was hoping she was a show prospect, but she was just too small in my friend's opinion. Here's what I got: The cutest, most wonderful, loving havanese in the universe (I know you all feel that way about yours too, but she's my baby). She's extremely outgoing, loves everyone and not one bit shy. She came already housebroken, knew how to walk on a leash, knew how to behave on a grooming table. Blossom is a therapy dog, and loves her work. I take Blossom with me when I'm showing my Mari or Ruby and sometimes Blossom sees Judy, her other mommy. She is thrilled when she sees her giving her the most wonderful greeting and love but wants to come home with me. Blossom is the light of my life, our entire family just adores her; I'd get a dog like her again any day. I'm still discovering things her other mommy taught her, like one day we pulled in to McDonalds and Blossom just lit up. She tried to crawl over me when I picked up the order. That's when I learned Judy fed her burgers and fries, and months later Blossom still remembers.

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What about at first thought? Will they think they are just on a vacation and wait for their old owner to claim them?? When we are out or on vacation for a week, Beamer is ALWAYS waiting for us by the door. Will an adult dog always be waiting for the original owner to come back?? I know, kind of a weird question?? lol

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Hi Ryan,

In regards to transitioning from first owner to second owner, I can offer our case as an example. Carlito (when he was Mister Trump) absolutely adored Kimberly and her DH, as you can imagine . I think the first night was hard for him when I picked him up because Lito and I stayed in a hotel, and he had no frame of reference with me. But I feel that this breed is so adaptable, Carlito moved into our condo and if he went through a "moping" or sadness phase, I truly didn't notice it. I would recommend that your sister take some time off, as you would with a puppy, to make the transition smoother. Two days after getting him, I had to leave Lito home for 6 hours, he was absolutely frantic when I came back, which is a state he's never really been in since. I am sure every dog's personality is different, Lito loves everyone, but Nico is super attached to me, it might be a different story if I'd brought Nico home as an adult because he would have been really attached to his "original" owner!
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Ryan, Gigi was 8 years old and had been bounced from several places since the fire. Within 2 days of being here, you would have thought she was here all her life. She ran and greeted us at the door, snuggled and kissed us - more than my 3 havs!!

So the answer is - YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rumor isn't a Havanese but she is three years old. When we brought her home from her breeder's home in Oregon, you'd think she'd been in our home all along. We didn't notice depression or sadness. She was happy and playful but didn't particularly want us to be out of her sight for long. As the week wore on (we took a week off to spend with her) that need lessened to the point that when we returned to work the following Monday she had no issues at all.
The very first time she was at our house a month earlier, when we helped her along the way back to her breeder, she was anxious but I attribute that to having spent 30 days in a house with a deceased owner rather than a reaction to being at our house.

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