Initially, when I told first told my husband I wanted a puppy, he was against it, because we have 7 kids! I have 3 from a previous marriage and he has 4! He said "we already have too many mouths to feed!" lol, but I stuck to my guns and kept *nagging* him from one until he agreed.
Well.......then I started researching breeds! I really had no clue what kind of dog to get, but I knew I wanted a small dog that I could take to work with me a few days a week and that didn't shed. I slowly started ruling out breeds and ended up falling in love with the Havanese breed the more I researched the breed!
Yes......his jaw did ***DROP*** when I told him the price range! I really had to reiterate WHY I thought a Havanese would be PERFECT for our family! The fact they are easier on people with allergies was a big PLUS in the argument! Because I have allergies and so does my stepson! ALSO, the fact that they don't SHED was a good point.
He also liked the fact that alot of Havanese love the water! We live in a beach town, with a lake in our backyard and a pool. And I thought it would be great to have a dog that would jump in the pool with us
So just be really CLEAR on WHY you want a Havanese.
And then he was even more flipped out when I decided to go with an out of state breeder, because I didn't want to wait a year on the list for our local breeder (which is a wonderful breeder, but I chose to get on a shorter waiting list out of state)
SO that added more $$ for the dog for having to fly there and pick her up, but he reluctantly agreed.
You just have to get him to realize that you are adding a member to your family and not just getting a "dog", know what I mean? My husband now adores Gucci and I know he has NO regrets about the $$ we spent on her. He is even enjoying the social outlet we now have with other Havanese owners in our area.
It really is a fabulous breed! I hope that you do persuade him into getting one. With persistance, I'm sure you can!