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Here is a great blog for puppy buyers. This isn't a Havanese breeder, but everything she writes is absolutely applicable to our breed as well!

http://rufflyspeaking.net/puppy-buyer-ettiquette/


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That's a pretty good read, but something about it doesn't strike me quite right. It seems like she takes being on her waiting list very personally. Maybe she starts sending people away too soon, once her list is full for what she thinks will be the number of available puppies. Maybe she hasn't really been doing it that long. I can't quite put my finger on it.

For us, if someone is on our waiting list and they drop off either announced or unannounced for whatever reason, including couldn't keep waiting and found one somewhere else, the next person there waiting turns out to be the ideal home for the puppy. It always seems to work out best for the puppies. We don't lose any sleep, or agonize over it.

A lot of what she says is very true, but a waiting list should not be taken personally, and I don't think it's fair to put an extra burden of guilt on someone before they put themselves on a waiting list. If things change for someone on a list, and it's rare when someone on the list doesn't have to drop off for one reason or another, the important thing is that it works out well for the puppy.
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That's a pretty good read, but something about it doesn't strike me quite right. It seems like she takes being on her waiting list very personally. Maybe she starts sending people away too soon, once her list is full for what she thinks will be the number of available puppies. Maybe she hasn't really been doing it that long. I can't quite put my finger on it.

For us, if someone is on our waiting list and they drop off either announced or unannounced for whatever reason, including couldn't keep waiting and found one somewhere else, the next person there waiting turns out to be the ideal home for the puppy. It always seems to work out best for the puppies. We don't lose any sleep, or agonize over it.

A lot of what she says is very true, but a waiting list should not be taken personally, and I don't think it's fair to put an extra burden of guilt on someone before they put themselves on a waiting list. If things change for someone on a list, and it's rare when someone on the list doesn't have to drop off for one reason or another, the important thing is that it works out well for the puppy.
I guess I was reading it that she was asking buyers to be open and communicate clearly, not leave her hanging. I think that just sounds like good manners.


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Interesting site, and I get the idea of keeping the line of communication open. There's also a lot of other postings on her site, and she seems to be a person with some strong opinions. That's OK- and some of the articles were informative.

But I agree with Tom, there is something about the tone of this that turned me off. IF I was looking for a puppy and came across this, I would probably cross her off my list. Her tone is defensive, and somewhat elitist, and I just wouldn't want to deal with it.

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