Join Date: May 2016
Location: Naples, Florida
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As mean as this may sound, if you want to avoid a higher risk of health issues, and vet bills, or worse, losing the love of your life far too early, then go to a responsible breeder with a long track record and get a pup that has been health tested. Havanese rescues could be products of puppy mills, with all kinds of emotional and physical issues that may not show until you are already smitten by those woeful eyes or a few years have passed. I say this because most responsible breeders will have you sign a contract that if your dog doesn't work out for you, you must bring it back to the breeder. They CARE who gets their dogs and that they go to good homes. A well-bred Havanese rarely winds up in a "rescue". There is usually a waiting list for a good Hav.
Reasons for a Havanese:
Happy, loving, clownish, wonderful personalities, SMART, loves to please, LISTENS intently to every word you say and learns quickly, loves to be by your side always.
Mine does not shed, (except the puppy coat at about a year old).
Small in size (9-11 lbs), never barks unless someone is at the door
I wouldn't recommend a Havanese (for the dog's sake) if you are not with the pup most of the day. I've had lots of other breeds that didn't mind being alone, but Havanese LOVE being with people. Try to match a dog breed with your lifestyle and home accommodations.