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Besides all the points that Angela has made, there are a few more. Do you have full AKC registration on your pup? Most pups that are sold by reputable breeders are sold with limited refistration, which means you could not register any puppies bred from them. Also, most puppies from reputable breeders are sold with a spay/neuter contract. Do you have the right NOT to neuter your pup?
Finally, if you have full registration on your pup and your contract from your breeder allows you to NOT neuter him, there are still some steps you need to take. As well as showing him to his championship, you will have to have all the proper testing done to make sure he is fit to be a sire. He will need x-rays of his knees, hips and elbows, heart exam, liver panel, CERF (eyes) and BAER (hearing) testing. The x-rays cannot be completed before he is 2 years old, and his joints have fully developed. You should also, during that period, get "soaps"... Photos of him wet and slicked down with soap, so that someone very knowlegable about Havanese conformation can tell you whether he is a good candidate for breeding. (that adorable fluffy coat can hide a multitude of sins when it comes to conformation!!!).
There's an awful lot that goes into breeding if you do it right, and only people who do it right should be doing it at all.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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