Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Lots and lots of research. I knew I wanted a puppy this year, and I had NO clue what breed it would be. I knew I wanted a small dog, friendly, smart, social. I wasn't really concerned about how it "looked". I wanted a companion dog that could handle my big family and going to work with me. I asked a few friends that know alot about dogs to suggest breeds to me. One friend put "Havanese" on the top of the list. She has 5 dogs (1 havanese, the other ones are cockapoos, maltese, etc)
Anyhow, I narrowed my search down to Havanese and a few other breeds and the Havanese topped my list from day one. I ordered books about them, lurked on this forum, read websites and looked on dogster. I decided the Havanese was the right breed for me and my family.
I was RIGHT on target! Gucci made herself at home and has been a great addition to the family from day ONE. She is intellegent, loving, playful, doesn't bark alot. doesn't shed alot and allergy friendly (PERFECT!).....all of the qualities I was looking for. We just all love her so much! I even brought up to my husband the other night about getting another Hav. But he thinks she might be jealous!?....I'll have to wait on that one.She is indeed pretty spoiled with attention and love.
But I really give all the credit to my friend, Caleigh, who took the time to write a list of some suggestions of dog breeds to me and list their attributes and detributes. I believe she stated that the downside to Havanese is they do not like to be left alone (I find this to be very true, but I'm with her 95% of the time) and the require ALOT of grooming (which is not a problem for me) So it was a good call.
Last edited by Thumper; 04-05-2007 at 11:09 AM.