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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Run-Like-Hell Behavior

Riley is my first Havanese and I got him when he was a year old. I was shocked and entertained the first time he ran-like-hell through the house. I was very concerned because he flies down the staircase at 100 mph. I understand now that this behavior is common to the breed...thank goodness, my dog is not crazy. Riley always does this after his morning walk and usually before bed. I wonder why they do this? Is it a game for them? He seems like he is enjoying himself. Sometimes after his wild run, he comes and lays by my feet and stares up at me with this look that says "Whew, I'm glad I got that out of the way."

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 03:41 PM
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When I got Bacca he was a year and a half old. It took him a little bit to settle in and act like a hav. I knew the Havs RLH because my daughter has 2 of them. However my DH and I still laugh when he goes in the RLH mode. He jumps over the cat and anything else in his way. He also calms down and looks at us like he is telling us that was lots of fun but I'm done! Havs sure have lots of personality!

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While researching the breed, I came across this fun trait and fell in love! I NEEDED to have a dog that was entertaining, joyful, flew over couches and round corners. Ricky was about 4 mths. old when he did his first RLH and I laughed so hard, almost peed my pants!! LOL Fun, isn't it?

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I love the Hav RLH! Even though it happens here every day, I STILL stop to watch it when it happens. They are just so much fun!

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We had workmen in the house this week and Rico and Lucy started their RLH and wrestling match. They all stopped and stood there laughing. It was a nice break!

I always love to watch them racing through the house, around coffee tables, up and over couches......great fun!

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RLH around the front yard circular brick planter... RLH off the deck and after the cat... RLH down the stairs and slide down the hall... RLH to the fence to bark like mad at the dogs next door.... but the favorite RLH is down the beach, 90 miles an hour, in and out of the water, as close to the ground as they can get, chasing each other till their tongues hang out!!!!
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My 5 month Drew does this too. He just starts running crazy for no apparent reason. I love watching him do this. There is no stopping him.
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So my two Havs are one year old. . .does this RLH behavior stop when they get older? I sure hope not, because we love it! But I just thought maybe it was more of a puppy behavior. I'd love to hear that they'll keep it up way past puppyhood!

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Riley does this on a regular basis at a year and a half. His favorite time to do this is right after a bath. I love the growlie sounds he makes. Often he grabs a toy and "kills" it as he runs! So funny!

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I'm smiling just reading this thread. My family and I are in stitches when Kipling starts this. Ears in aerodynamic position...legs moving like stopping him either and then the finale - flop on tummy and look up.
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