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Havanese - working or non-working home?
I am fairly new to this forum. I have been going back and forth from the maltese and the havanese.
I love the looks and the temperments of both. Very similar breeds. Doing a ton of research on both breeds. A member of maltese forum's, and also of course here. Originally I wanted the maltese, but did wish it came in different colors than the standard white. Then I discovered the havanese.
Best of both worlds!
There is no doubt in my mind that I could give either of these breeds a home filled with love and great happiness.
What is upsetting to me is that today, once again, I read a post that a breeder posted that she would not sell her puppies to a home in which the owners worked.
I work. Full time. Have no choice in the matter. Mid 50's, single, and looking forward to retirement in the next 10 years. Yet I probably would give a pup more love and attention than some (many) that do not work.
So my question is:
Who are these people that give these pups a home?
Are there truly that many people out there who do not work, who are young, and or, financially independant that they can give more love and attention to a pup?
So I have to ask the breeders:
Would you rather find a home for your pups with a older retired couple (person) who does not have the years to share with this pup, the dog will have to be rehomed because of death or sickness, or a younger couple (person) who does work, who can give love and devotion to the dog for all the years it will live?
In a perfect world, I would never have to work, could devote all of my time to my dog. But this is not a perfect world.
Yet I have 2 dogs, not havanese granted, but 2 dogs who are very happy and share my life. Are they living a deprived life? No. They get more attention in the hours I am home, than many dogs that live in a household where the owners do not work.
From what I have read here, the majority of owners work. Does this make them bad or underserving of this breed?
We are all here because of our great love for our dogs.
Should a dog (havanese) be deprived of a great home because the owner has to work?
Should a owner be deprived of the love of a havanese because they work?
I say NO on both questions.
A person who works is capable of giving this great breed the same amount of love and attention that a non-working person could give the breed.
So please, all you breeders who think that only a non-working home can give your pup the love and attention it deserves.. rethink your opinion.
All situations are different.
I would like to know the true percentage of those that are a member of this forum that do work, or do not work, that own this breed.
To the breeders out there:
Give us workers the chance to share our lifes with this great breed.