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A good time for a second havanese?

We have a one-year-old havanese, Felicity. She is so much fun! The perfect dog for us. We are considering adding another havanese puppy to our family. What should we be thinking about as we make a decision other than the extra cost?
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Extra grooming time because two together will chew on each other, roll each other in the grass, leaves, dirt, and chase each other through the wet grass. You will need time alone with each of them to train and to bond to the new puppy. You will need to consider the temperament of your current dog and with a breeder's help find a compatible buddy. You will want to think about traveling with two rather than one and if places you take your current pup are ok with having two dogs rather than just one. Be prepared for a bit of transition, a couple days to a few weeks, before the pups become friends. I have almost always had multiple dogs and enjoy my pack but it requires more planning in every way than one dog alone.


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Everything Pucks said is true but I believe there are two main benefits to having two instead of one. For you it's twice the joy and for the pup it's less time alone. I was told not to get two puppies at once because it was too much work and difficult to train. Well they are now six months and I won't lie, it's been lots of work but what a joy they are. They are fully housebroken and get along great. Also, I know I can leave them alone and they have each other. Go ahead a get a second one and enjoy them.
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I am considering getting another also...I just don't know what to do. I think she would be happier with a buddy, but the extra grooming and all is making this a tough choice.
My Cassie is two and a half, and finally slowing down a bit.


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Timmy got Mae as a 2nd birthday present LOL. Seriously though for me, I don't think it's that much more work. Timmy is in a pretty short cut so I don't comb him out everyday, just wipe eyes, brush teeth and that's about it. I'm trying to keep Mae in a long coat which does mean comb outs everyday. I will admit though that Timmy has the patience of a saint because Mae does jump, lick and bite him A LOT, but they have the sweetest relationship. If Cassie's personality warrants a second pup and you can work closely with your breeder for a workable personality I say "Go for it, you won't regret it!"

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We decided on getting another Havanese when Sparky was 15yrs. He had a very bad heart murmur and I could not imagine being without him. Sparky wasn't that happy when his new little friend Scout arrived. Scout was so full of energy... They eventually became best buddies. Sparky passed away and Scout definitely missed his friend. Scout was 1 1/2 yrs when we added Truffles in Dec. It was the best thing we could have done for Scout. They play nonstop and are never apart. The first few months we had to constantly watch them because Truffles was so little. I think you should go for it )
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One sweet girl I am deciding on...sorry so big! Wasn't really looking for this coloring, but she is silky smooth and I love that.



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One sweet girl I am deciding on...sorry so big! Wasn't really looking for this coloring, but she is silky smooth and I love that.

She is beautiful! I am sure that in spite of the extra effort required to maintain 2 dogs over one, you and your current dog will find much joy in your new addition when the right one and time comes.


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Yeah I guess once we see a pup's personality and temperament we can change our minds on the coloring. Cute dog! Enjoy :-)

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She is a sweet girl My Maddie looks like that Good coloring that hides staining. I love having two Havanese. Your floors will get twice the twigs.

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