Goldie and Stogie
Join Date: Aug 2006
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I really sorry to hear about your Scotties. I do not know much about them, except how cute they are.
I think you proposed a great question, it not only touches on if the breed is right for you, but of the health and longevity. Of course you cant guarantee any dog to live a long life, as you well know. I hope more pipe in here with their opinions on helping you make that decision.
Based on the dog, I think its the best breed ever! I have been around a lot of different dogs, and Havanese are just different than any dog I have owned. They have great temperaments, they are very loving and loyal.
My two Goldie and Stogie you can see in my avatar. I can only imagine your pain having to deal with these issues with two different dogs under 8!
I want my two here forever!
I hope others elaborate on the lifespan of Havs. Im not sure, and I know it vaires a great deal.
There is a book called The Havanese. I think you get it at LuLu.com
I bought four, because I knew I would give them away. Its a great book on Havanese and covers so many questions you would have about the breed.
I would highly recommend it.
Good luck! Thanks for joining, and ask as many questions as you want!