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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-27-2007, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have any information on Heidi Gonzales in Tacoma, WA? If so, will you please let me know. Thanks.

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Heidi is very nice as far as cooresponding goes and I almost got a puppy from her last last year. The downside is she doesn't do health testing! I like her pedigree line but am not ready to chance without health testing. She does say she has a lifetime guarantee and I know she has taken one puppy back a year later because of family illness.

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That name doesn't ring a bell from when I was looking locally, but you may as at the Cascade Havanese Club to see if they know anything more.

if you are really interested in one of the pups, I'll just have to go visit her, since it's just a good hour from me <g> Of course I'd probably be the one ending up with another puppy and I have my hands full with the one I have for now.

The hard thing with the guarantees is that I don't know how people can just "trade in the defective puppy" for a good one after you fall head over heels in love with them....

If you know which tests would be important for you, maybe she can just have the puppy of interest tested for those things, even if you pay extra for that? Better to find out before than after!!

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Thanks Libby and Alexa!

I didn't realize she doesn't do the testing. I have spoken to and e-mailed so many breeders that if it wasn't for my notes I would truly go

Both of your babies are adorable! Did you get them in Washington? There are quite a few breeders on the west coast who seem very reputable but most will not ship puppies. I understand that but, when you live in Virginia and don't like to fly, it's a little hard to get a west coast puppy!

Alexa, I may just have to take you up on your offer!

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Thank you Eileen, I got my little girl from an unknown breeder in Texas who is now just starting to do health testing. I have been after her to start and am happy she is now doing so. Kohana has all of her health testing done except her hips x-rayed when she turns two in March. I believe you have some good breeders out in your area too. I think the ideal situation is to find a breeder in your area and wait for a new litter and go and visit as much as possible watching your baby grow up! Good luck and try to be patient ~ you will find your baby!

~Libby, Kohana, Pebble & Piper ~

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Eileen, How far are you willing to drive? ARe you looking for a puppy that is Def. tested?? Is this for show or a pet?? My breeder is in south eastern PA, very close to the DE border. She has 5 babies available right now. I know that she shows the pedigree of her parents, and CERFS them, but I do not believe that she tests the pups. If you are interested, let me know, I would be happy to give you her website.
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I believe you don't need to buy a pup that tested, but you want the PARENTS to have the tests done. When you hear about health testing, that usually means the parents are the ones being tested, not the pup. The results can be found on the OFFA website. If you visit that website and enter the kennel name, you will be able to see just how much testing a breeder does on each dog. Some of the test can't be done until a certain age. Good luck!





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Hello,

Just like Alexa, I also live in Washington. 10 minutes from Tacoma. I'd be happy to go check it out for you.

When I did my research on Washington breeders, she did not come up. That doesn't mean she isn't fabulous, only that there are other breeders here that are more popular and do more testing.

If Laurie has a more local breeder for you, that would be a great place to start.

Let me know if I can help!


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Thank you Eileen, I got my little girl from an unknown breeder in Texas who is now just starting to do health testing. I have been after her to start and am happy she is now doing so. !
Libby, you deserve a gold star!!!!!!!!

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Did you get Bear is that then one????
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