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Getting our first Havanese!

Hi everybody!
My husband and I have been looking for the perfect family dog breed and luckily came across Havanese. We were hooked after reading more about them. After much research we found a wonderful breeder in Placerville.
When we first contacted them, all the puppies in their current litter were accounted for. They had another litter months later and we immediately sent them a deposit. Today is finally the day when we get to go see them and pick our puppy. The puppies are 6 weeks old and unfortunately we just get to see the puppies and in few more weeks take one home with us.
Needless to say that we are absolutely thrilled and can barely wait to see these cuties!
I hope we can find THE ONE for us!
It was a litter on 7 beautiful puppies (black w/tan marking females and sable, sable/white parti males. We don't even know if we are going to pick a girl or a boy!
Wish me good luck!!

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How fun sbedal!!! Take your camera and take lots of pictures. I am excited for you.
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How exciting!! Take your time when you are visiting your breeder. Be sure and describe the personality you think will work for you...dominant/submissive etc to your breeder so they can help you spot personality traits and get the best little guy or girl for you. Watch how they interact with each other. It may take a little while, but you'll be able to see their personality differences if you watch. I am jealous! I remember that first day watching all the puppies...I wanted them all! We watched them all for about an hour and a half before we made our decision. Have fun! You have a wonderful adventure ahead of you. Welcome to the forum!

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How exciting for you! Just sit back and enjoy the visit. If you're anything like me, your puppy will pick you. There's just something special that happens between you and the one(s) meant for you. Do take pictures if you can and let us know how it goes.

When I went into this I was determined to get a girl and I wound up with two boys, neither of which I would give up for anything. Have fun with the process.

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How exciting for you! Just sit back and enjoy the visit. If you're anything like me, your puppy will pick you. There's just something special that happens between you and the one(s) meant for you. Do take pictures if you can and let us know how it goes.

When I went into this I was determined to get a girl and I wound up with two boys, neither of which I would give up for anything. Have fun with the process.
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Enjoy every second of the process, it's so magical to meet your pup for the first time! Can't wait to see

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Congratulations and have a great time picking your puppy. We just can't wait to see pictures of the puppies.

Best of luck,

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Thank you all for your great advice! I haven't been able to find good information on what to look for when selecting a puppy. We have a 17 month old boy so we want to make sure that we find the right puppy for our family.
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Good luck, sbedal, and have fun with the pups today! Please keep us updated so we can share in the excitement!

BTW, where is Placerville ?:?




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Good luck, sbedal, and have fun with the pups today! Please keep us updated so we can share in the excitement!

BTW, where is Placerville ?:?
Thank you!! I'll try to figure out today how to post pictures so I can show the puppy we chose.
Placerville, CA (close to Lake Tahoe)

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