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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 05-13-2009, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Question What are the Reasons?

What are reasons you decided to get a Hav (puppy, youngster or adult) at this point in your life?

There must be lots of reasons and I am very curious to know, so post away!



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no kids, work at home alone every day which was getting monotonous and lonely. I wanted to add another variable, something new to change the dynamic of life in this house, which was marginally OK with my husband, though I think he'll come around. He thinks she's adorable, but he's not particularly interested in doing any of the work associated with having a dog. On only day 3 of puppy training, I'm tired and occasionally asking myself why I wanted to take on the extra expense and responsibility, but I'm pretty sure by the time we get into a routine and especially once she's reliably potty trained, she'll be great company. The benefits of having a dog at this point in my life outweighed the drawbacks, and I fell in love with this breed after reading about them and meeting a few.
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I always wanted a dog. And I just love having a companion dog.
A friend of mine has a hav and I just thought how well natured she was and then I found Henry shortly thereafter!
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My kids had been asking for a dog for so long and my ex always said no. Looking back, that was wise as I had 3 small kids and he was never home to help.

Fast forward many years, kids are teens, wonderful new husband and a dog search began. Due to my boys, allergies and asthma, I had a limited number of breeds to look at. Once I found Havanese and began reading about them I was hooked! I'm home alone during the day and knew I had the time to devote to a puppy now.

DH and I talked about it and found our breeder. One Saturday we told the kids we were taking a road trip, about an hour away, and off we went. We told them on the way and they were so excited! We chose Scooter and picked him up a few weeks later. We all loved him so much! I couldn't wait to add another after talking with everyone on here and we added Murphy a few months ago.

Best decisions we've ever made!!! (Just don't ask me about it at 5am when Murphy is whining to go out!)

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no kids, work at home alone every day which was getting monotonous and lonely. I wanted to add another variable, something new to change the dynamic of life in this house, which was marginally OK with my husband, though I think he'll come around. He thinks she's adorable, but he's not particularly interested in doing any of the work associated with having a dog. On only day 3 of puppy training, I'm tired and occasionally asking myself why I wanted to take on the extra expense and responsibility, but I'm pretty sure by the time we get into a routine and especially once she's reliably potty trained, she'll be great company. The benefits of having a dog at this point in my life outweighed the drawbacks, and I fell in love with this breed after reading about them and meeting a few.
You sound exactly like my situation! Hang in there girlfriend! You will enjoy all the training and potty breaks, just think of all the exercise you are getting!

My dh is coming around, when you dh starts complaining that your pup is not listening to him, just tell him he needs to get more involved with the feeding/training/and walking/potty breaks, and so forth.....



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I was scouring the internet to help my daughter find a puppy when I got the fever myself! The second hav is your fault!

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What a great thread Linda. When I have a second (spay day today) I cannot wait to reply. In the meantime, I will ready every one's response. So far it is all ditto, ditto, ditto.

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I always always wanted a dog! But never ever had one. ;-) It was a dream I had since I was 8. You know how some kids are nuts about horses or dolls? With me it was Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, and collecting little porcelain dogs.

Fast forward many decades, empty nest, both my husband and I at home a lot so could devote the time. . . .but what really precipitated the decision to get each dog, was a family illness or death. . . .and so the dogs helped distract me and center me through some hard times. DH didn't want them but absolutely fell in love and really helps care for them. . . .lucky me!



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We'd had Goldens but needed to look for a smaller dog as we got older. I took a quiz on the right dog for me, and Havanese came up - I had never heard of them, but researching the breed made it clear this was just what we wanted (and we haven't been disappointed!)

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I lost my 17 year old Pom in Nov of '07. It was 'so quite' in the house and I would search the internet looking at different breeds and reading. When I found Havs and read about their temperment I thought they would be great around anyone....and started talking about them. DH has "never" been a dog person so I decided that I would never have another furbaby even after always having one in my life. Well, in Feb DH found Cicero and wanted to go look at him. I told him, "No, there will never be another doggie here. You have always been good and allowed me to have them, but I respect the fact that you are not a dog person and I think it's time we settle down to not having to care and worry about a pet." He drove me nuts wanting to go see this puppy. I finally told him we would, but we were not going to get the first one we looked at ... and probably were not going to get one ever. Well, Cicero ran right to DH and he picked him up....and the rest is history...he is still holding him. It was instant love between the two and everyone is amazed at the change in DH. It still surprises him that he "fell in love with Cicero the minute he saw him" and it's icing on the cake for me to have a man that knows the love of a dog like I have always known. It's music to my ears to here DH say daily..."You little sweetie pie - you really are my best friend." This is the greatest breed!!


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