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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Lobby for Hav in the White House!!

So as we all know the Obama's are in the market for a new dog.. And the news tonight said that President Elect Obama's criteria is:

A) Must be hypoallergenic as Malia is allergic to dogs

B) Must be a rescue or humane society/spca dog

....I think we should politely point the Obama family in the direction of the Havanese rescue..

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I think it's a fabulous idea, and I read a quote about how strongly they feel against the evils of puppy mills.

I know they're young, but wouldn't they make terrific youth spokespeople eventually against puppy mills!

With two daughters, they could each have their own dog because we all know how great Hav's get along with other Hav's! Unless they've recently been adopted, there were actually a pair of Hav's with HRI looking for a home

I saw a beautiful picture of him with a rescue Bichon. I believe it was for a book but I can't remember for sure.

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morning after the election... I wrote them via his website... with info about our wonderful Havs. I gave him the url to havaneserescue as well as the to the forum for information. Perhaps if more than one person did he may take notice... I know a lot of people here don't want there to be a Hav in the whitehouse as it would draw too much attention to this wonderful breed and therefore more and more in pet stores and then more puppy mills...But I think that is already happening and I agree with Beverly that with such wonderful spokes-girls like the Obamas it could only help.

But don't you think he would get flack for having a Cuban dog in the whitehouse?

So Mindy, how do we organize?




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I think this is a double edge sword. We all know what a wonderful breed this is, especially for a family with kids. My concerns is this - when the public starts hearing about our precious breed, everyone will want one and the puppy mills will be churning them out in records numbers.


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Unfortunately, puppy mills have been "mass producing" havanese puppies in record numbers, just take a looks at puppyfind.com.

My DH suggested that if the Obamas really wanted to create some controversy with the puppy choice, they should go for an Afghan Hound.

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I agree, it could be a double edged sword ~ but it's already happening.

I checked out the AKC webpage and the Havanese breed has risen in popularity by 944%. The next closest is Cavalier King Charles at 406%. It's now the 37th most popular dog in the AKC. I remember a couple years ago it wasn't even ranked.

I say YES to a Havanese in the Whitehouse. We'll have to all become hav-activists to protect our furry friends.


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Our news last night said the opposite. Seems out here the word is that they DON'T want a shelter dog because most are mutts and they wouldn't know if it would be hypoallergenic or not. Yet in this same report, they announced the girls want a labordoodle, now that is crazy as that is a mutt.
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Our news last night said the opposite. Seems out here the word is that they DON'T want a shelter dog because most are mutts and they wouldn't know if it would be hypoallergenic or not. Yet in this same report, they announced the girls want a labordoodle, now that is crazy as that is a mutt.
That is bizarre since I almost wrote at the beginning it would be a labradoodle. They actually don't shed. I know someone who has one and got it for that reason. It's a mush of a dog. Sweet as can be.

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I don't know... I'm feeling kind of selfish and dont' want the whole world knowing just how wonderful Havanese are! I like that they aren't all that popular here because I won't be finding them in pet shops or in the local paper ads.

I think the quieter we are about our breed, the better! lol




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That is bizarre since I almost wrote at the beginning it would be a labradoodle. They actually don't shed. I know someone who has one and got it for that reason. It's a mush of a dog. Sweet as can be.
Well, actually, since Labradoodle's are a mix of two different dogs, one being a non-allergenic and the other not, there is no way to know for sure if a puppy would be hyperallergenic or not until it is older and by then the owner would be inlove.
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