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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone know this breeder?

I've done my research, called the references she gave me, but thought I'd check here as well. The breeder is Sue Mosher and the name of the kennel is Southpaw Havanese in Conroe, Texas. I'm picking up my new pup in 2 weeks, so I'm hoping no one has any bad news for me!

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 11:09 AM
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Don't know her but congrats on your puppy! We love photos here so post pics when you can. Welcome!!!

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My computer is acting up and anytime I open her website it crashes, so I was unable to check her dogs. I imagine that you checked that her dogs are Health Tested and checked those results on offa yourself (not vet checked, but Health tested)?
She does have beautiful dogs! and congrats on your new puppy! Make sure to post pictures!!!

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I don't know her either but I'm sure someone here will. I hope you'll stay with us when you have your puppy and of course share photos with us. We do so love our babies.

Good luck!

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They don't have much information on their website. Hope you asked lots of questions.

1. Do they do all the health tests? OFA Hips/Heart, CERF testing for eye problems?
2. Are they registered
3. Do they offer a guarantee & for how long?
4. Have you met the puppy and it's parents.

I am sure someone with more experience can pipe in, but make sure you meet the puppy first I think that would be a biggie.

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They don't mention anything on their website about health testing. That would concern me. There are no guarantees with any of our puppies that they will not develop health issues over time, but tested parents give us a better chance of not having to deal with common and costly issues known to this breed. My guess is if she did the testing she would mention it on her site.

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I did ask her tons of questions (ones I read about on line). She does do health tests and can give me copies. She did provide me references. She will guarantee her pups. They are registered. The only thing it looks like I've failed to do is meet the parents. If you don't live close to your breeder and can't do that, is there another suggestion? I won't even meet Toby until I pick him up in 2 weeks. I am picking him up at her place, and she has invited me to meet the parents then. Does all that sound ok?
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That she's inviting you to her home is a good sign, she's not trying to hide things. You'll get to meet the parents when you go to pick him up. We only met Scooter, his parents, and the breeder once before we brought him home.

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I never met either of my guys before I got them and it was no problem. I saw the sire and dam on my breeder's website and I saw their lineage. I also saw the test results on both parents. It just seems odd to me that she says she's done the testing but I could find no mention of it on the site.

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I never met either of my guys before I got them and it was no problem. I saw the sire and dam on my breeder's website and I saw their lineage. I also saw the test results on both parents. It just seems odd to me that she says she's done the testing but I could find no mention of it on the site.
This will be my case. I will only meet them when I pick my pup up, but I have seen enough proof that my breeder is responsible and I trust her.

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