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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I'm curious if anyone has any experience with Lovelink Havanese. I've put down a deposit for a puppy that is scheduled to come soon. Last night I started worrying about the transaction because she wants the money first before shipping the puppy. I'm probably being paranoid, but I wanted to know if anyone else has any positive or negative experiences with them.
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nupe588, welcome to the Forum. You'll find lots of great advice here.
I just checked their website out and wasn't able to find any information about the health testings this breeder does? I tried to search for 'LL Chocolate Huckleberry' and 'lovelink' on www.offa.org where responsible breeders normally post health testing results and no dog was found. Also, most reputable breeders don't ship their dogs, they're either picked up by the owner or are flown in by the breeder/close contacts.
By health testings I mean CERFF, patella, hips, bile acids, etc. not just taking them to the Vet and get a routine check-up. I'm sure one of our breeders on the forum will chime in and give you more info.
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I guess we were checking and the same time. I didn't see any mention of health testing at all. No mention of pedigree, either. The pups are cute, so I can understand how you couldn't resist them.


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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and I'm curious if anyone has any experience with Lovelink Havanese. I've put down a deposit for a puppy that is scheduled to come soon. Last night I started worrying about the transaction because she wants the money first before shipping the puppy. I'm probably being paranoid, but I wanted to know if anyone else has any positive or negative experiences with them.
I've never heard of the breeder but I want to reassure you that breeders (to the best of my knowledge and definitely my experience) always want to get paid before shipping the puppy. Otherwise you have a puppy and they might or might not get paid. Also my experience is different than Maryam's in that both my boys were shipped to me without incident and their breeder does it all the time and has for many years.

I'll take a look at the site to see about testing, etc. Welcome to the group.

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I've never heard of the breeder but I want to reassure you that breeders (to the best of my knowledge and definitely my experience) always want to get paid before shipping the puppy. Otherwise you have a puppy and they might or might not get paid. Also my experience is different than Maryam's in that both my boys were shipped to me without incident and their breeder does it all the time and has for many years.

I'll take a look at the site to see about testing, etc. Welcome to the group.
Thanks! That answers question number one. Has anyone had any issues with the quality of puppies? I understand most breeders will register via the previously mentioned site, but if they didn't what is the downside for us? I know, I'm asking these questions too late...the kids have already fallen in love with the puppy.
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I took a look at the website and there isn't any information on health testing her breeding stock, no information that would lead me to believe her dogs are being shown ie: that they have proven themselves to be suitable breeding stock. The pups are cute, but I would be too nerv ous to deal with her. There are red flags for me. A cute pup is nice, but ultimately they're only puppies such a short time and the health of the dog is my bigger concern. Have you known the breeder long?
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Welcome to the forum

Like the others I too went to their web site and found no information about their dogs, I went onto OFA's web site and found no information on their dogs for health testing and I also went and looked on the Havanese Gallery and their dogs are not on there either. It also appears that they do not show their dogs either, the only thing I see is they have done quite a bit of breeding. I would defiantly find out if they do in fact do any health testing or not on there dogs. If not I would also ask what their guarantee is on their puppy if it was to get sick. I would hope that they are not selling these puppies for a premium price if they are not going to back it up. A reputable breeder will always stand behind their dogs that they have produced.

And to answer your question about being paid in full, yes it is a normal process that the breeder is paid in full before the puppy leaves the breeders home.

Again welcome to the forum, there is a wealth of information here and a lot of good people, I am sure some of the other breeders on here will also chime in.

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I took a look at the website and there isn't any information on health testing her breeding stock, no information that would lead me to believe her dogs are being shown ie: that they have proven themselves to be suitable breeding stock. The pups are cute, but I would be too nerv ous to deal with her. There are red flags for me. A cute pup is nice, but ultimately they're only puppies such a short time and the health of the dog is my bigger concern. Have you known the breeder long?
I have not known her long. I have no plans to show the dog, but I may breed in the future. I do have a contract that allows me to get the puppy tested here when it arrives and if we have problems it can be returned.

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nupe588, am I understanding it right that you are thinking about possibly breeding a dog whose parents apparently haven't had any of the health testings done?!?

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When you put it that way, it makes me feel kinda ill....

OK, best case scenario: I get the puppy, get it tested locally and everything turns out ok.

Worst case: test results are not to our liking and we return the dog. Am I being overly simplistic and missing something? PLEASE educate me.
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