Welcome Peter. you have come to the right place!
I am waiting patiently to find out which one the breeder chooses for us. I would be blessed with any one of them.
Wise decision. Let the breeder select the puppy that will best fit in with you family personality. All Havanese are the same, all Havanese are different. How can that be? Havanese share certain breed characteristics - intelligent, inventive, active, sturdy, etc. yet each individual Havanese manifests those characteristics in different ways. Gender and coloring are unimportant, the individual personality to fit your family is important.
we are first time puppy owners. I have read both to put a soft towel or blanket in the little crate (or not) to because they may chew and injest fabric. I want the new puppy to be comfortable and warm but not have dangerous fabric to chew.
Don't waste your money on fancy blankets. Any old, worn towel will do the trick. Our Ricky doesn't care where he sleeps - warm bed or cold tile floor - he is comfortable. We live in a mild winter area, so we don't leave the heat on at night and the temperature may get down to the low 50's at night inside the house. We require that Ricky sleep in his crate at night and we cover the crate with a medium weight blanket, birdcage style to keep him out of drafts at floor level. The blanket keeps his body heat inside the crate. Ricky wakes up each morning, nice and warm, energetic, and ready to start a new day.
As far as wives accepting a new member of the family, my wife was dead set against getting a dog when we brought him home in November 2014. She said, "he's YOUR dog!" After a week she started to refer to him as "OUR dog". A couple of months after that, she started to refer to Ricky is "MY dog." Every day I prepare Ricky's twice daily meals in our utility room. Ricky watches me prepare dehydrated Honest Kitchen, a little bit of dry kibble, and then vitamins and supplements. He watches me eagerly (he is a voracious eater) licking his chops
. I then shut him in the laundry room while I take his bowl and hide it someplace in the house. This is the "FIND IT" game that he LOVES. I then open the laundry room door and he waits for my release cue (find it). He then shoots out of the laundry room like he has a rocket stuck up his butt! He uses his nose and air scenting to find the bowl hidden someplace in the house. This morning Momi was watching his search and laughing out loud. I asked, "what's so funny?" She said she never tires of watching his antics and his cute little body. Ricky is now HER dog!