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My husband and I just rescued what we believed to be a Havanese. He came from a Havanese rescue organization who got him from a mill. He is currently 4 months old and weighs a hefty 11.5 lbs. We're starting to wonder if he might actually be a Tibetan Terrier. We will absolutely love him either way, but is there anyway to tell the difference between the two? Is it possible to have such a large Havanese?
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Hi Drapers Mom, pictures of Draper would sure help us know what he looks like. But my Cash (who is now 20+lbs) shot up to 12 lbs at 4 months from 5 lbs at 3 months. He is just a bigger Havanese. Although I am not an expert from what I can tell, Tibetan Terriers are not necessarily bigger than a Hav but are usually taller. Welcome to the forum.

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TT weighs between 16 and 30 lbs. We have what COULD be a TT, and he's probably pushing 30. Least, that's what dh says. When I carry him, I swear he's way more.
But, he is longer and about 2 inches taller then my hav was.
google Tibetan Terrier, and find some pics. I find they also have much longer legs. especially as puppies.

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He could be a Hav, there are some bigger Havs that are up to 20 lbs and even a few more in some cases, I guess it depends on the breeding. I would try to find a Havanese breeder around you that does all the health testing, shows the dogs, etc. and ask if they could take a look at him and see what they think.

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Hi,
I had a wonderful TT who was nearly 12 when we lost him in January. Our decision to get a havanese was because they looked so much like TT's, but were smaller. One of the biggest differences is that TT's are supposed to be pretty "square" (length and height of body about the same). Hav's tend to be a bit longer than tall. That seems to be holding true with our Linus at 8 months.
TT's are pretty wonderful dogs too.
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Vinny is 20.8 lbs at 2 years. He came from hav parents so, I'm assuming.......lol.
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Ok...as Petfinder addicts we probably have seen him on there...which one did you get ?

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My husband and I just rescued what we believed to be a Havanese. He came from a Havanese rescue organization who got him from a mill. He is currently 4 months old and weighs a hefty 11.5 lbs. We're starting to wonder if he might actually be a Tibetan Terrier. We will absolutely love him either way, but is there anyway to tell the difference between the two? Is it possible to have such a large Havanese?
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Thanks for the responses. Whatever Draper is, he's still absolutely wonderful. He definitely has the velcro behavior of a Havanese.
No matter what he is, I'm so happy we rescued him from the mill. I can't imagine anyone hurting that sweet little face.
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I hope you will share pictures of him!
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