I have raised my 18 mo old Havanese bought through a breeder from 10 wks. and am very close to her as a retired recent widow that lives aaline in my. Home.. She was the runt of the litter and she immediately chose me on my first visit. She and I walk alot in our dog friendly neighborhood ((I only have courtyard), play , learn tricks and hang out together most days with the exception of errands. She is timid but so sweet and a joy to have in my life. She likes to be around poeple although there are only a few she willnot duck and run from if they try to pet her. She adores a havanese she matches in age. I even take her to a dog “nanny” one whole day weekly at her home to have her around her cavalier and another adult . It took Emmy 6 mos. to really enjoy these outings but she now gets excited when I take her. We also completed 2 levels of obedience classes and she loved the little dogs but avoided all others. I am considering adopting a rescue Have or buy a young Have adult if I can find one as I think she would enjoy the company if the right match but although Emmy is spayed also wonder if gender would be factor. I would really appreciate input from this forum .