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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!

Hello! I've been enjoying reading all of the great information and looking at all of the sweet doggies.

I found your forum when trying to identify the breed of our new 16 month old little rescue. We were able to intervene before he had to go the shelter. The owners' adult daughter had not been taking care of him and she dropped him off at their house, but they didn't have time for or want a dog. They thought maybe he was a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix, but our vet seems to think he is a Havanese, or, at least, a Hav mix.

Here's our new buddy, Alfie. He has the chocolate coloring, liver nose, brown pads and nails, light eyes, and no black anywhere. He has the build, curled tail and general look of a Hav. He was so matted that the groomer had to do a radical cut, but was able to keep that sweet little fluffy face.

What do you guys think? Is he a Hav?

Oh, gosh, sorry for the sideways pics! I can't get them to straighten up.
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Thanks for the welcome and for straightening my wonky pics!
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He's a cutie! It's so hard to tell with all the "cute fluffy mixed breeds" out there these days. Nowadays, if it doesn't have a short nose, and it has a curly tail, it has become very fashionable to call it a "Havanese cross". (they call all the short-nosed ones Shih Tzu crosses! LOL!) But whatever he is, he's adorable, I'm sure you will enjoy him, and you are welcome here, one way or the other. We have a number of "honorary Havanese" here!


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Thanks for the welcome Karen. Alfie will be happy to be an "Honorary Havanese"!

We have only had him a week and a half, but from day one, he moved right in like he has been here all his life. He is the absoute best dog in the world, with the sweetest personality. He has the most soft silky hair and loves to be brushed. Which will come in handy when his coat grows back out, I'm sure. He sticks like glue to my husband and follows him wherever he goes. It was love at first sight for me. I can't imagine anyone letting him go.
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I think he's just adorable! How could anyone not want him??!!



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I love his face! I donít know how anyone could let him go either! Iím glad he and you found each other!


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Welcome! Alfie is a cutie! Looks like a Havanese to me. 😊 He's a lucky boy to have found you!

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I think we are the lucky ones to have have him.

It pays to make a friend at the shelter We had been looking for a while. We had been scouring the shelters in our area for a while. It was a heart breaking row after row of pitbulls and pitbull mixes. Smaller, cute doggies usually get adopted very quicky.

When the owners went in to drop Alfie off (that wasn't his name), they weren't able to, because they make you make an appointment to surrender an animal. Our friend at the shelter told them she knew of someone that may be interested in taking him. She texted a photo and we met up with them and brought him home. They showed up with nothing more than a leash. Someone has worked with him in the past, though. He is crate trained, very well potty trained, and will mind you if you tell him to stay, not to bark, and will give you his paw. He's a little gentleman.
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He sure is beautiful! Welcome!
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