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Hello everyone!
Joined the forum a couple of weeks ago and wanted to say a quick hello and introduce myself and Risa. I got Risa in mid December and he's now 18 weeks and 7.6 lbs. He's full of energy and loves to play fetch.

I wanted to get some advice from the forum members as we're approaching Risa's age where I should decide whether to get him neutered. He has full AKC registration and I just sent in my application to join my local Havanese Club. I am considering becoming involved in conformation and possibly breeding him. Any advice to help me make this decision?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-31-2009, 03:48 PM
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Welcome!

My advice would be to get involved with your local club and find some good mentors that can give you the straight poop on all that is involved. Secondly, don't even think about the breeding part until you get through conformation & health testing. Too many people think that a championship = breeding quality, but there is so much more to it.

You have a good club down there and there are a lot of good potential mentors. You'll have fun with their activities, meeting new Hav families and if you ever think of getting into obedience & rally, you'll have some good company there.

Again, welcome!
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Thanks Kimberly. I am really looking forward to club involvement and meeting other Havanese owners!
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welcome to the forum gogolf !
Risa is a little darlin'.
I'm sure you're having lots of fun.
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Welcome to the forum !! Your furbaby is adorable !!

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Hi, just wanted to welcome you and your precious little boy to the forum. Risa and Evye are very similar in their coloring. It will be fun to see what they really end up looking like months for now. Welcome. Enjoy your little "guy".

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Welcome gogolf! We have another forum member who lives near you! Maybe you would like to come to our playday in Carlsbad on Feb 15th at 11 am. Let me know if you are interested!
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WELCOME Irene, Risa is a cutie!!!

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WELCOME! More pics pics please...


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Welcome and where is Chino Hills?

I'm in Redondo...and yes, we hope to see all Los Angeles and Orange County havs at the Valentine Havarama!

Adorable puppy!

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