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Chocolate or Black & White

Some of you might remember that I've been researching into getting a havanese. Well, the breeder that I'm dealing with has a few puppies and I've narrowed it down to a B&W boy and a Chocolate girl. The girl is actually mostly white but with beautiful dark brown markings which the breeder said might lighten to coffee color. She has a brown nose and green eyes. I've read somewhere that green eyes are not up to standard but if I'm just getting the dog as a pet does it really matter? I also read that chocolate dogs might have more health issues, is that true? The health issue is what matters the most. The dam and sire are both black and white.

What do you think? Which one would you choose??? The breeder said both have wonderful temperaments. So it's just a matter of color and sex, of course. Is there really an issue with health because of the Chocolate color?

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Chocolate color does not pose any kind of health issues, it's just a color! I don't know what to tell you, but I think I'd be happy with either! Good luck choosing!


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I hadn't heard that chocolates can have health issues before(any different then any other hav)....so it's a first for me. I'd pick whichever one you feel comfortable with.

Good luck with your decision as I'm sure they are both adorable!

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Why don't you go see them and see which one you like best?
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My Bella has some chocolate featues a pink nose, pink mascara and green eyes. I love these special features - it makes her extra special. Everyone comments on her eyes! Some people have said her eyes look like human eyes. I vote for the chocolate!

My Bella has the best personality!

Good Luck - in the end any Havanese is great!

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QUOTE]Why don't you go see them and see which one you like best?[/QUOTE]
We will go see the puppies soon but I just wanted to know if I should just eliminate one off the bat because of potential issues. I'm sure I'll love ALL the puppies there so the more informed I am going into this the better.
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I wouldn't make any decision until I saw the pups. Once you meet them, it will become easier. Not only do you choose the dog, but the dog chooses you. Good luck and I can't wait to see the pics of your baby.

Oh, just wanted to mention that it would be a tough decision for me too, as I adore black and white parties and chocolates.

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I love the chocolate because I have one, but I have a black and white that I love too. I vote get both. One is not enough. I have heard that about chocolates, my chocolate is very healthy so far and she is a year old this month.
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Our breeder told me not to have any ideas of what we wanted until we met the puppies and she was so right! I fell in love with our little guy immediately but she encouraged us to look at all of the puppies she had, we kept going back to him though. He has a pink and brown nose which is what singled him out to begin with. As soon as I picked him up and snuggled him I was a goner! My DH loved him too, the kids kept playing with all the pups but as they played with just him they were convinced as well.

You'll fall in love with one. Or both!!!

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Don'gt make any choices if you're not sure. You will be when you see them. Try to choose for temperment first and looks second. We had a choice between Kodi and his sister. They were almost identical in looks, but Kodi was the one who stole our hearts because of his temperment and personality. You have a tough choice ahead of you. Good luck.


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