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Hello all,

I am watching the view as we type... Barbra Walters talked about Cha Cha, her Havanese. She discussed how Obama needs to contact Havanese Rescue because the Havs are the best way to go.

Yes, this is true. However, we all know what happens when a breed (Yorkie's come to my mind) is blown up in the media eye. Puppy Mills start mill'en out pups more so then normal. More dogs will be placed into rescue because of the people who didnt research, and are disapointed in their pet. Breeders who are honest and hard working, trying to better the breed, may make mistakes on homes for their pets and those pets may get hurt due to accidents, no one caring for their pet, children being a little to rough, etc.

This worries me. Im sure a ton of you will argue and disagree. Thats fine. It doesnt change my view.

I would hate to see more people mill out these amazing animals and distroy what we have worked so hard to build. This is still a small breed both in size and number. I would hate to see that change.

I know when I was trying to find my Roxy (Yorkie) it took me a couple of years to find a breeder I could trust, one that cared about health testing (in Yorkies thats hard to find), and that wasnt a mill'er. I finally found one in WA that I was impressed with, loved her breeding program, her lines, etc. And I fell in love with my baby. However, I am few and fare between when it comes to searching for a dog. People rush and want their dog NOW. They dont want to wait. This can cause several issues. I know you all aware.

Anyway, if you want to see the clip of Barbra discussing her Cha Cha go to abc.com and click on The View. Go to Hot Topics. They havent posted todays video, and wont until HI sees the show. So I would wait for a couple of hours.

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While I am sure that BW loves her Cha Cha just as we all love our neezer's, I do think she is using her television in a manner that really she shouldn't. She isn't thinking about the long term effects of our breed in MY opinion.

I certainly hope the new president and his family get a different breed dog and I am so sorry that Mr. Obama had to announce his families desires in the first place. This has been so blown out of proportion that no matter what breed they decide on, it will have a negative impact on that breed and that poor puppy will be hounded (no pun intended) for several years to come.

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This has been so blown out of proportion that no matter what breed they decide on, it will have a negative impact on that breed and that poor puppy will be hounded (no pun intended) for several years to come.
I totally agree with you. It's a no win situation for whichever breed the Obamas go for, there will be a run on that breed.

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There's already been some discussion about the pros and cons to this whole thing. check it out! http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....ighlight=lobby

Thing is, I may have got a little 'rude' in expressing my own opinions. I guess that is what happens when we feel passionately about something.

I am recording the View at 4 to see what Babs has to say.




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Marj,
Can you post to youtube so those of us at work could watch it later?
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I saw the View and didn't know for sure that ChaCha was a Hav - but the photo sure looked like it. Well, the Hav is out of the bag...so we can only hope things go well for our precious breed.

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Can you post to youtube so those of us at work could watch it later?
Those of us who are at work should be working not playing on the forum, wait till I get home from work and tell my boys what you were doing today...

I am also one who hopes they do not get a neezer.

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yup- we're working allright. I come to the debate about whether the Obama's should get a Hav or not from a totally different angle. Having had terrible allergies my whole life and finally finding a breed I could totally tolerate--as crazy as it seems I am allergic to poodles-- I think those little girls deserve to know of our Havs as an option. I think they would be great ambassadors and that is what they were originally used as by spanish sea captains to gain favor with wealthy merchants' wives in Cuba. And if the Obama's were to go through rescue all the better.

I am already seeing Havs every other time I go into a pet store that sells puppies. I think we are already there. And even though the celebrity may raise the popularity and therefore the risk of more puppymills... the popularity would also open up the door for more adoptions and perhaps even more health studies and research. Just another point of view.




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While I am sure that BW loves her Cha Cha just as we all love our neezer's, I do think she is using her television in a manner that really she shouldn't. She isn't thinking about the long term effects of our breed in MY opinion.
I completely agree. Kinda like "ooh look, we have the same doggie as the first family"
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I think most of us are on the same page. Does anyone know where BW got her hav, is it from health tested parents, etc?

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