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Should I get a second havanese?

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How many of you have multiple Havs? Do they ever fight? Is it best to get the opposite sex when getting a second one?
Boo is almost 7 months old, how old should he be to introduce a new pup?
He doesn't seem to have seperation aniexty but we do work and he loves other dogs. I don't want him to be lonely ever, but is this a good idea? We had Jack russel terriers in the past and the 2 girls fought like crazy

Any advice would be great!

Thanks in advance from Boo's mom Honey


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We decided that Scout at 1 1/2 years needed a playmate after our first Havanese Sparky passed away. Little Truffles joined us at 9 weeks old. She was very small so we had to monitor their play closely for the first six months. They are best buddies now and never apart. Although Truffles is smaller she is very assertive and thinks she is the boss Scout is very sweet and has always been very gentle with her. We had planned on getting another boy, but Scout is pretty happy with his little girlfriend
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I waited till Tim was about two to get my second. Tim was totally house trained and also well trained in other areas such as leash walking and knowing the other basic commands such as stay, sit down etc... Something else I did shortly before bringing Mae home was crate trainig. Timmy and Mae LOVE each other and are best buds. Something I am concerned with is Mae's dependency of needing Tim around. I worked pretty hard trying to do things individually, especially with Tim, so Mae could get used to being alone but she hates it. If you have a well trained dog to bring a puppy home to they will be invaluable. If you bring a puppy home to a dog that still has accidents inside or isn't where you would like them to be in terms of favorable behavior you might be signing up for double trouble. I'm not sure gender means a whole lot, you should be more concerned with personality. Work with your breeder or foster mom regarding personality, I was looking for something specific and couldn't be happier with my decision. Good luck!

Forgot to say added expense. Double cost on food, grooming, heart worm meds, tick/flea control, vet visits and yes toys can be something a lot of people don't consider so please remember that too.


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I would wait until he is 100% housebroken, before getting another pup.My 3 are all 1 year apart because I didn't want the headache of housebreaking two. My guys rarely fight. If there is a fight, it's normally Bella & Scudder or Scudder and Freddie. They hardly ever fight, maybe twice a year? Bella is Alpha dog, at only 6.5 pounds. Fred is the most passive and will not stand up to Bella. Scudder will stand up to her at times, and thats what leads to a fight. They never actually hurt each other. It sounds much worse than it is.

I tend to like boys better than the girls. The girls can be a little bitching and are normally the alpha over boys. If your guy is laid back, a girl is fine. If he likes to be the boss, I would go for a more passive boy.





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We decided that Scout at 1 1/2 years needed a playmate after our first Havanese Sparky passed away. Little Truffles joined us at 9 weeks old. She was very small so we had to monitor their play closely for the first six months. They are best buddies now and never apart. Although Truffles is smaller she is very assertive and thinks she is the boss Scout is very sweet and has always been very gentle with her. We had planned on getting another boy, but Scout is pretty happy with his little girlfriend
Thank you for the imput. I will have to give thought to how to keep apart when not being watched until the size evens out. Boo isn't very dominant so I am hoping that will help. I just want him to always have a companion when we are not home so I'll have to find a way. Sorry about your little Sparky : (


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I would wait until he is 100% housebroken, before getting another pup.My 3 are all 1 year apart because I didn't want the headache of housebreaking two. My guys rarely fight. If there is a fight, it's normally Bella & Scudder or Scudder and Freddie. They hardly ever fight, maybe twice a year? Bella is Alpha dog, at only 6.5 pounds. Fred is the most passive and will not stand up to Bella. Scudder will stand up to her at times, and thats what leads to a fight. They never actually hurt each other. It sounds much worse than it is.

I tend to like boys better than the girls. The girls can be a little bitching and are normally the alpha over boys. If your guy is laid back, a girl is fine. If he likes to be the boss, I would go for a more passive boy.
That is something to consider. Boo seems to be house broken, we have had only one accident in months and it was my fault. He uses a dog door and I had bathed him and had him where he couldn't get to his door and he just went. I told him how very sorry I was..:
So you didn't have any potty set backs spacing them as you did? Spats are fine as long as there isn't blood shed! I can live with that since they have to live with the occasional fuss between me and the hubby!


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[QUOTE=jabojenny;899354]I waited till Tim was about two to get my second. Tim was totally house trained and also well trained in other areas such as leash walking and knowing the other basic commands such as stay, sit down etc... Something else I did shortly before bringing Mae home was crate trainig. Timmy and Mae LOVE each other and are best buds. Something I am concerned with is Mae's dependency of needing Tim around. I worked pretty hard trying to do things individually, especially with Tim, so Mae could get used to being alone but she hates it. If you have a well trained dog to bring a puppy home to they will be invaluable. If you bring a puppy home to a dog that still has accidents inside or isn't where you would like them to be in terms of favorable behavior you might be signing up for double trouble. I'm not sure gender means a whole lot, you should be more concerned with personality. Work with your breeder or foster mom regarding personality, I was looking for something specific and couldn't be happier with my decision. Good luck!


Forgot to say added expense. Double cost on food, grooming, heart worm meds, tick/flea control, vet visits and yes toys can be something a lot of people don't consider so please remember that too.[/QUOTE

You guys are giving me a lot od food for thought and that is good. Boo knows a lot of words and can sit, down, high five, torn around and round, bring it, jump, soccer... Fun stuff, but won't come every time and getting him to stay very long is not happening yet. I also notice when he catches on to a new trick, that's all he wants to do for a few days. Is it possible to keep the traing progressing if a pup comes to soon? Thanks for advising!!


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You guys are giving me a lot of food for thought and that is good. Boo knows a lot of words and can sit, down, high five, torn around and round, bring it, jump, soccer... Fun stuff, but won't come every time and getting him to stay very long is not happening yet. I also notice when he catches on to a new trick, that's all he wants to do for a few days. Is it possible to keep the traing progressing if a pup comes to soon? Thanks for advising!!
I've kind of gone in the opposite direction, because training is very, VERY important to me, not only competitively, but in terms of the manners and behaviors I expect in a house dog. Fo that reason, when we get our second, Kodi will be close to 6 years old. That also gives us an advantage on the other end… we won't end up with two very geriatric dogs at the same time. It can be unfair to bring a puppy into a house with a very elderly dog.


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Does anyone have an only child and think they are just as happy without a companion? Or does everyone feel it enriched their havs life getting a companion?


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Sparky was an only pup until he was 13 years old. I think he was very happy getting all the attention. Then we got Scout. I remember Sparky not being too happy sometimes sharing the attention. I think they can be perfectly happy being the only child. I must say having to two is lots of fun and they also entertain themselves.
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