Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
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The year wait will pass very quickly. You will have plenty of time to research the breed (especially on HF) and then know exactly what to expect.
The other thing is, you will be on good breeders radar. It is surprising how often something turns up in the meantime - a buyer backs out for what ever reason, a puppy rescue becomes available, or another good breeder has exactly what you are looking for. The word will be out on the street that you are a serious buyer looking for just the right dog. Just last week a third party was telling us about a rescue in a town (California) about 30 minutes from us. An elderly gentleman's wife had just passed away. They had two dogs and he can only keep one, he is looking for a good home for the other, perhaps even visit once in a while. I'll tell you I am very tempted if it weren't for the fact that I am recovering from surgery myself and it will be several months before I could be responsible for a second dog. The timing is just not right for us. But this is just an example of how things (the perfect dog) drop in your lap out of the blue!
We are the third owner of Ricky (from Texas, to Washington, to California). We found him when he was 9 months old after a hot tip and after being persistent and patient in our search (about 6 months). We drove almost 1000 miles to pick him up. I don't know why the first two owners ever wanted to let him go.......but I'm glad they did. He is a high quality Havanese. We have been a happy family for 6 years now.
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
(AKC titles) CGC, BN
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