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Chances of Finding A Shorthair Havanese (Shavanese)

Hi everyone! This is my first post and it took me months to find this site. I figured there had to be a Hav site somewhere on the net. I kept searching and somehow didn't find it quickly until I stumbled on this place one day and I don't even remember how I got here.

Anyway, I've decided to get a Hav but I would really like to get a shorthaired Havanese, also known to some as a Shavanese. Here are some pics:
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/havanesephotos7.htm

My question is I wonder how hard it will be to find one (puppy or young adult)? I live in the northeastern US and at this point my search area is the confined to the northeast. I have contacted some breeders and no luck.
I know breeders don't breed shorthairs and I think they are probably less than 5% of the total Havs born. I'm starting to think I'm looking for a needle in a haystack. Does anyone think a search for one is unrealistic? I'm not in a rush and I'm willing to search, join Havanese clubs, go to shows and ask breeders.

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I didn't know that anyone intentionally bred them. They are just an outcrop every once in a while. We've never had any. I understand that they also shed and have dog odor so we'll just stick to doing puppy cuts. Breeders that I've heard of having them had a hard time placeing them. Of course, there is probably somebody out there somewhere selling them for a premium price since they are "rare".
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Actually I've felt as though a couple of breeders I spoke to weren't happy that I brought up the idea of a shorthair. I then thought that they may not like the idea of having one show up in their litter. Harder to sell, can't show them at conformation. I wouldn't mind the odor and the shedding, I'm just not interested in the grooming.
I've read that they some try to sell them as rare, but I won't fall for that.
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I'll keep you in mind if I hear of any but the breeders I know who had them have already pulled the dogs that produced them from their lines.
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Hi Kmax and welcome.

I sent you an e-mail, as I might have stumbled on a shorthaired Havanese....if indeed it's a purebred Hav with just short hair.

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This has become a fascination of mine only today because I am starting to think that maybe Sammy is a short hair Havanese! I can only find a handful of pictures of one on the Net and though Sammy's body hair is just slightly longer than what I've seen, his head/face looks like he could be a 'shavanese'. His hair isn't as close to the body as those I've checked out, so who knows!

Does anyone know where I can see more pics? I've already checked the top 10 or so sites that dont' have a whole bunch of pics of them but I am hoping to see more. Thanks!




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Hi Kmax and welcome.

I sent you an e-mail, as I might have stumbled on a shorthaired Havanese....if indeed it's a purebred Hav with just short hair.
Hi Juliav, I received the email that you sent but it is only a copy of what you posted above and nothing more. I'm not sure if you intended to write more than that. If you did then my email is [email protected]
I tried to email you but it looks like your preferences disallow emailing you.
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This has become a fascination of mine only today because I am starting to think that maybe Sammy is a short hair Havanese! I can only find a handful of pictures of one on the Net and though Sammy's body hair is just slightly longer than what I've seen, his head/face looks like he could be a 'shavanese'. His hair isn't as close to the body as those I've checked out, so who knows!

Does anyone know where I can see more pics? I've already checked the top 10 or so sites that dont' have a whole bunch of pics of them but I am hoping to see more. Thanks!
Marj, have you been to ERAS Havanese? Margie, the owner, has some photos of Short Hair Havanese there. I don't think they look anything like other Havanese. They look more like a small retriever to me: ERAS page on Short Hair Havanese link with photos
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KMAX - your Avatar pic is great!! What a surprised look
I agree, those dont even look like the Havanese that we are used to seeing. Until this treat, I never knew that there was such a thing!
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