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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2019, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Hi I am looking for info on adopting a 14 month old Continental Kennel club registered havanese puppy.
I couldn't find any info on breeder at all.
Then I was told the breeder was found on craigslist.
So I am torn on whether I should adopt him since he is more than likely a back yard breeder or puppy mill puppy.
I'm just concerned about health issues.
But then I think its probably no worse than adopting a pup from a rescue or shelter with no known history and possibly being abused.
I know this guy has been loved and taken very good care of.
I had to put my boy to sleep last year so am a little anxious about another pup. My boy was a Pom or Pom mix and we put him to sleep at 4 1/2 years old .
So I'm just hoping to get some in put from y'all since y'all know more about these guys than I do.
How healthy or unhealthy are these guys.
I also have an opt of adopting a younger mix puppy thats yorkie/ chihuahua/pomeranian mix. The dad is Pom and he looks like hes an older boy so assuming hes health is good.
Anyway just looking for opinions as I want a pup but I'm just scared to take that leap.
Thank you

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Oh the 14 month old is a Havanese.
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I don’t know what the continental kennel club is, but it is not the club reputable breeders would be registered with. If you want a puppy with good health checks and careful breeding you need to research breeders through Havanese organizations or go to dog shows and speak to breeders there. Start by reading how to choose a breeder right here on the forum. Good luck.





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adopt (rescue) or buy?

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Hi I am looking for info on adopting a 14 month old Continental Kennel club registered havanese puppy.
I couldn't find any info on breeder at all.
Then I was told the breeder was found on craigslist.
So I am torn on whether I should adopt him since he is more than likely a back yard breeder or puppy mill puppy.
I'm just concerned about health issues.
But then I think its probably no worse than adopting a pup from a rescue or shelter with no known history and possibly being abused.
I know this guy has been loved and taken very good care of.
I had to put my boy to sleep last year so am a little anxious about another pup. My boy was a Pom or Pom mix and we put him to sleep at 4 1/2 years old .
So I'm just hoping to get some in put from y'all since y'all know more about these guys than I do.
How healthy or unhealthy are these guys.
I also have an opt of adopting a younger mix puppy thats yorkie/ chihuahua/pomeranian mix. The dad is Pom and he looks like hes an older boy so assuming hes health is good.
Anyway just looking for opinions as I want a pup but I'm just scared to take that leap.
Thank you
So I think the question is whether you are actually "adopting" (i.e. rescuing) where there is an adoption fee that helps the rescue help more dogs or if it's buying from the breeder on craigs list. If you're calling it adopting but it's paying a breeder for the pup, then in my opinion there is a big difference from getting from a rescue because from a breeder you're helping them profit from bad practices and conditions - from a rescue you're getting a dog and helping the rescue continue their work. The health concerns, socialization, etc are often very similar, but where your money goes and what you support is very very different.

Does that make sense?
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Okay I guess a better word to use would be rehoming.
I would be getting him from his orginal owner who purchased him off of craigslist as a puppy from a breeder I and another person can find no info on the breeder.
My main thing was comparing getting him versus getting a rescue.
A lot of rescues have been neglected, abused and or have no known history on care, health or temperament.
At least this guy I know has grown up in a very loving spoiled enviroment and has been taken very good care of except for food.
I feed premium foods and they did not.
I can get him and take a chance but I really don't know how great a risk health wise it would be but I'm guessing no greater than a rescued pup.
I guess this was my main question just didn't word it properly was to late last night brain was half asleep already.
Anyway I knid of have a choice between him or a small mix that I can see both parents.
I probably wouldn't even of thought twice about it before putting our boy to sleep lasr year at such an early age.
Anyway thanks
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Looking to rescue a havanese

Anyone know of someone who can no longer take care of their havanese. I had to put mine down in November 14 1/2 yrs old
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Sounds to me like rehoming or “rescuing” it from the previous owner. I would think you are doing the dog a favor and you are not supporting bad breeders.
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Sounds to me like rehoming or “rescuing” it from the previous owner. I would think you are doing the dog a favor and you are not supporting bad breeders.
I agree - the health issues crap-shoot would be the same as for a rescue, knowing that going in there's no big difference. You're rehoming/ rescuing from the last owner, you're not profiting the puppy mill, so in that regard it's similar to rescue.
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