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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-06-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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New puppy arriving in three weeks!!

Hi! I just wanted to finally delurk - my puppy is arriving in just under three weeks! I'm just too excited - I've wanted a Havanese for years, after researching the breed extensively. Every time I see a new photo of my little Pickles from the breeder, I want to cry! I'm probably going to drop bucketloads of tears when I finally get him!

How did you all react to getting your first Havanese puppy? And what made you decide on the breed? I'm just curious - they're a rare sight in my neighbourhood.
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Hi and welcome! I was totally crazy when I got Kodi. It was a very long time (17 yrs) since I had a puppy, and he was so tiny and adorable. I couldn't believe that a little 11 week old furball could sleep through the night, so I was up all night checking to make sure he was alright.

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I just LOVE the name Pickles!! It was just a year ago that I began my puppy search. Baxter arrived in July and it's been a love affair ever since. He is everything people described Havanese to be, and more. I've turned into a total "crazy dog lady" and I love it. We are in the process of switching over to a king size bed so that "the babies" can sleep with us. They have been in a crate together since Baxter came to join Tess. Good luck with your new baby and come back with pictures!!
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I researched dogs very carefully. I wanted a small, low allergy dog that I could do obedience and agility trials with. havanese fit the bill perfectly!

As far as how I felt when I got Kodi? It was love at first sight! He has truly changed my life for the better. He is a ray of sunshine to everyone who meets him!

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You should post some of the pictures!
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welcome veridea!
I got a hav because a friend had one and I just thought the breed was delightful.
Very smart, and funny, such a good sense of humor , though very needy too.
Have fun shopping for everything you will need to welcome pup home.
Pickles, what a cute name!
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We used to have Tibetan Terriers,and when the last one died,we said no more dogs,but then a few years later my brother in law who had been in America showed us a pic of his friends Havanese,and told us what a great little dog he was,so then I researched them on the net,loved what I saw and heard,and then as luck would have it,the breeder where our last Tibetan Terrier came from,had started breeding Havs as well,so we ended up with our dear Dizzie,who is such a lovely dog.Then of course MHS struck,and along came sweet silly little Nellie,who will be 2 years old tomorrow,she is such a pretty little dog.My excitement and anticipation level was so high,it was like being an 8 year old at Christmas!!

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Thanks so much everyone! Here's Pickles at 3-5 weeks...

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I knew I wanted a Bichon-type of dog, but not all-white. The Havanese temperament was just a perfect fit for me and they come in colours! I'll admit, there were moments after I got him that I really wondered what on earth I had gotten myself into. But mostly, it's just been pure love.

Pickles is adorable!

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Welcome. Is this your first dog.?

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