Hi. I'm new to the forum, and I've enjoyed reading the posts. I've seen people talking about how big their dogs are,
18 lbs and up. I have a teenaged daughter who really wants a big dog for her own. We kept a golden retriever last week--which my daughter loved-- but my allergies flared. I have a 10 year old Hav already who is 17 lbs who is bonded to another daughter. Since I know I can tolerate Havanese without allergy problems I'm now looking for the biggest one I can find. I'd like to find a pup with big parents, preferably a girl. I know there are no guarantees and that this is probably a long shot, but I'd love to hear any ideas! TIA!!
The problem is, reputable breeders are not going to purposely be breeding for big Hav, even though they certainly do show up from time to time, even in the "best of families"
Also, weight doesn't say all that much about size. Some dogs are slim, trim and tall at 17 lbs, where there are LOTS more who are shorter, slightly on the chubby side, and easily make 17 or 18 lbs.
I really urge you to find a good, reputable breeder, who breeds to the standard, and tell them that, all else being equal, you'd love to get a larger pup. The cards may fall in your favor.... or they may not, and you may get a perfectly average sized Hav, that you absolutely love to pieces anyway!
I was NOT looking for an over-standard dog, but Kodi was absolutely everything ELSE I wanted in a dog. (and his breeders where everything I wanted in breeders) So when his breeder told me he would be on the large side (though even she didn't realize HOW big at the time
) I didn't even blink before deciding he was the one for me.