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We have talked to a reliable breeder that has a 7 month old puppy for sale. The pups parents are show havs, and the dam & sire have been thourghly tested. Would there be any drawbacks or reasons not to purchase? We also would like to know your thoughts, on the purchase price of an older pup versus 10 week pup. Thank you.

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I bought Bella at 7 months old and still paid the regular price.... I think she should have been discounted now that I think about it. Not having to go through the puppy stage was awesome! She could hold her potty longer and did chew! Bella is awesome in every way except that she is afraid of a few things. Just loud noises. So as long as the pups been socialized and is working on his potty training, I don't see any red flags.





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We have talked to a reliable breeder that has a 7 month old puppy for sale. The pups parents are show havs, and the dam & sire have been thourghly tested. Would there be any drawbacks or reasons not to purchase? We also would like to know your thoughts, on the purchase price of an older pup versus 10 week pup. Thank you.
As long as it's a good breeder who has been regularly working with the pup, training and socializing it, I can only think of one down-side, and that is only if you are planning on a performance career for your pup. Most performance people want to start working with with their pup as young as possible, both to bond strongly and to lay a solid training foundation as early as possible. This shouldn't have any bearing on a pet dog, though, particularly with a Havanese… who, if well bred, will most likely love EVERYONE!!!

From what I have heard, most pups in this age-range, from reputable breeders do NOT go for less money. You are getting a dog who knows a lot more, and the breeder has put up with all that early puppy-stuff for you!


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The breeder told us the puppy uses a pee pad, and she let's her out before and after coming home from work. We will probably have to work on her outside potty. Planning to see the puppy tomorrow. Thank you Karen and Linda for all the help. We will keep you posted.
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The breeder told us the puppy uses a pee pad, and she let's her out before and after coming home from work...
This concerns me. Does this breeder have a full time job and leave the puppy at home all day with no socialization or training during that time?
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Nickie Two,I do not know if some one is with the dogs during the day but will find out tomorrow. I honestly don't know how anyone with a fulltime job, can properly train a dog. My wife trained our dogs, raised our children,while I worked. We never had pee pads, or crates for dogs. I think my wife's job was much harder than anything I did. Getting off the tracks a bit.
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Nickie Two,I do not know if some one is with the dogs during the day but will find out tomorrow. I honestly don't know how anyone with a fulltime job, can properly train a dog. My wife trained our dogs, raised our children,while I worked. We never had pee pads, or crates for dogs. I think my wife's job was much harder than anything I did. Getting off the tracks a bit.
I agree. I know it's not a viable option for most people but I am so grateful I have the time with Ludo (oh yeah, and my kids! LOL!) I do. Of course he's now very dependent on me but hopefully I'm not going anywhere anytime soon (knock wood).

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This thread took a surprising direction. Given the choice, I'd pick my career any day over staying home with my dog. She does great with her pen and her walker. It's not about being forced to work... Pets are a fulfilling part of a rich life, not the sole focus of my attention.


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I think your absolutely right,as an individual. But when you want to become a breeder, and sell the best dogs for the high prices.Then you should spend the time and dedication to do so. Otherwise your just a high priced puppy mill. Have a wonderful Sunday,sorry if I offended anyone, will try to stay on the subject.
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