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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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"Is that a Maltese?"

"No, he's a Havanese."

"A what?"

"A Havanese.... they originated in Cuba, get it Havana?"

Blank stare....

How often have YOU had this conversation?

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More than I can count. I don't get the "is he a Maltese" question, just a "what is he?"
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No one's ever guessed Maltese (maybe if he was white they might)...usually it's Shih-Tzu or Shih-Tzu-X. Then I get "have a what?" after I tell them what he is.

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My oldest girl is almost 9 years old. Between her and her 3 Havanese siblings I have gotten that question over 100 times!!!!
I think in the long run it is good that so many people dont know - we have cornered the market on the best pups around!!!

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I also get the question, "What breeds are mixed to make that?" o.O
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I also get the question, "What breeds are mixed to make that?" o.O
I try to cut that short by adding that they are the Cuban national dog. Of course, with the REAL idiots, that doesn't help, because they don't always know that Havana is the capital of Cuba!

With Kodi, the next question I get is, "Do they all have black heads like that?!?!?"


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I heard one person say, "I thought that was a skunk at first". I mostly just tell them she is a mutt. To hard to explain.

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Lucile, you must get the "Do they all have black heads like that" comment!


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LOL, get used to it. Can't count how many times I've been asked what she is.
Because Tillie is mostly white often times people don't even ASK what she is and probably assume from a distance she is a shih tzu mix... until they get closer and her love and joy radiate through her as she loves on anything that comes her way.. THEN they ask what she is and about 1/2 the time they ask WHEN she is having puppies... sigh.
A lot of people guess "Malti-poo" for her breed...

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