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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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Older Hav's

I was just thinking there are so many puppies here-- not a lot of talk about older Hav's. I was hoping some of you with pups over 4 or 5 could let us know what to expect. Any health issues? How do their looks change? Do you change what they eat? Tell us your special moments with your steadfast companions.

I don't have a story of my own-- but Cash's breeder told me a story of Cash's grandma-- The breeder said she was a very vocal dog and one day, the breeder was having a bad day and was pacing with her hands on her hips complaining a lot. And Cash's grandma started imitating her, whining and pacing and strutting as though she had her hands on her hips. My breeder stopped in her tracks and exclaimed to her daughter "she is mocking me." Way to go grandma.




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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 06-06-2007, 05:52 AM
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My oldest is not 4 yet, so I dont have much input, although I can say that she has slowed down a bit & likes to sit and watch a little more than before. I too would be very interested in hearing from people with older Havs so know what to expect. Thanks for brining this up!!
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Great thread idea!I'd be very interested in this as well!

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Dreamer is 6 years old. Though i have not had her very long i can only tell you the way she is now. She is a very loving sweet dog(arent they all?). She does sleep more than Tripp but gets this burst of energy & she goes wild. Its so cute. But most of the time she is a very well behaved, calm, serious dog. She is a total lap dog. Loves to be as close to me as possible.

She does not have a great appetite(except for treats) & can hold her pee for HOURS! She LOVES to chase birds, squirrels etc...& loves to roll in wild animal poop . She is a great watchdog but only barks if necessary. She has also been (and still is) very healthy. Since she is black/white, her color, I dont think, has not really changed. She has truly been a wondeful blessing to us. She is my
Sorry if this doesnt answer your questions.

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My oldest (Daisy) is 3 1/2, all 7 3/4 lbs of her! She is a true couch potato/lap dog.
Just last night we were outside enjoying the fire pit in the backyard. Daisy was on my lap enjoying it too! We call her our "old soul". She seems to worry about everyone. She still loves to play chase and wrestle with the other dogs. She still lets me know (very loudly) if someone is outside or knocking on the door. She is by far the laziest of them all. Sometimes when we wake up in the morning, she will come down the hall...pause....turn around and go right back in her crate for an hour or so.
I have had no health problems with her. I got her from Linda Wannamaker in South Dakota. She does get yucky gunk in her eyes that stinks, but thats it~ (I have meds I use for it sometimes). She is in full coat (all the way to the floor!) and has the easiest coat to care for of all my dogs (except Jesters puppy coat), although it was a kinky matty nightmare as a puppy. I kept her in a puppy cut for a couple of years and even tried cording her. It's a fairly easy to care for coat now, hardly ever mats.
And she is in LOVE with my parents. She just can't get enough of them!
She eats Innova adult (sometimes with Evo or Natures Variety raw kibble mixed in). She is a funny eater, one kibble at a time.
And yes, her look has really changed. She was a solid black and white puppy, and now her black has changed to a pewter silver color. But she is still beautiful to me!


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awww. I love daisy. she sounds great.




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McKenna turned 3 last April. She is a wonderful girl. Full of energy and ever curious. She is definitely a dog that uses all her five senses to explore her world. She has wonderful expressions and sometimes it's as if we can read her mind and put words in her mouth. She is not a lap dog unless she's sleepy. She cuddles right next to me in bed. She can run like the wind and on the beach there aren't many Havs who can catch her. She loves everyone and figures that everyone (human and dog) should naturally love her back (an enthusiasm we have to curb). For her first year, she had the most sensitive tummy. A couple bites of something odd and she'd be in trouble. No such issues now though. As for her coat, she's in a puppy cut because her nickname is or was Magical Matting McKenna. She's a cream color and hasn't changed. As for health, with the exception of a reaction to her rabies shot, she's been very healthy. We love her (and her half sister) to pieces and can't imagine our lives without them.

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Susan,
Would McKenna still matt now at her age?

I'm hoping they grow out of that!

Katie,
Your Daisy sounds like a true sweetie!I know just how she feels!There are many days I get up and just want to turn around and go back to bed!
Do you have any photos of her to show?I'd love to see her coat!

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I had a Havanese that was 8 years old before Maddie. We had her as a pup. She was a sweetheart and a true velcro dog. She was also black and white, but her black silvered some as she got older. She was extremely intelligent with a huge vocabulary. We took to spelling in front of her, but eventually, she learned the spell words! Like a true Havanese, her favorite spot was on the back of the couch. I can say that she definitely became much calmer and lost the urge to play all day long as she aged. Some of that may have been from patellar luxation, but she could run like the wind. She had playing bouts 2 or 3 times a day, but the rest of the time, was content to stick by us and do whatever we were doing. I've had multiple breeds of dogs throughout the years, but without a doubt, the Havanese is the best! When she passed way too early from liver disease, we knew that the only breed for us was another Hav!
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awwwww. She sounds lovely. Maddie was lucky to find a "trained" Hav owner. Jeanne, do they know why she had liver disease?




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