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Well, a ”havapoo” is a mixed breed dog, so there is no real “breed standard, since it’s not a breed. But since neither breed would have erect ears like that, and the coat does not look like either a Havanese or Poodle coat, I suspect there is some other breed in the mix as well. However, she is a cutie! Enjoy her!
 

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Well, a ”havapoo” is a mixed breed dog, so there is no real “breed standard, since it’s not a breed. But since neither breed would have erect ears like that, and the coat does not look like either a Havanese or Poodle coat, I suspect there is some other breed in the mix as well. However, she is a cutie! Enjoy her!
Thank you for your input.
We are definately enjoying her! We purchased her from a store and paid quite a bit for a Havapoo. I'd just like to know what breeds she is.
 

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Thank you for your input.
We are definately enjoying her! We purchased her from a store and paid quite a bit for a Havapoo. I'd just like to know what breeds she is.
You really can’t tell by looking at her. This is a case for a DNA test if it is important to you to know. If I had to make a GUESS based on her head shape, and the erect ears, I’d guess she had Papillon in her. No idea what else.
 

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Thank you for your input.
We are definately enjoying her! We purchased her from a store and paid quite a bit for a Havapoo. I'd just like to know what breeds she is.
She is SO cute, whatever she is! If you really want to know, you could do a DNA test. However, you might want to know the pet store’s policy first and what your goal of testing is… Even some reputable breeders with ‘health guarantees’ would take a puppy back if there was a health issue, but most owners wouldn’t want to part with a puppy that they already love dearly. I definitely would think a pet store selling puppy mill dogs is unlikely to give you an any kind of refund and keep the dog. You may still want to do the test, but it could just be frustrating if you learn they lied and have no recourse!
 

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My "guess" is that she is definitely not a Havanese/Poodle cross. There might be a little of one or both in her. I just don't see a dominant trait of either breed in the picture (coat, head shape or ears). The ears just don't match either breed. She is a cutie though!! I've done DNA testing on 2 dogs and the results were definitely interesting. The first was a puppy I got from a rescue that I volunteered for.. a mama Pug came in with newborn puppies. We obviously knew that Mom was a Pug but didn't know what the father was. We had no background or history. The person that surrendered the mom and pups wanted all of them destroyed and a vet refused so my rescue took them. Anywho, we all guessed at the "other half" as the puppies grew and I decided to do a DNA test on the puppy that I adopted and was shocked at the results because it said my pup was definitely half Pug (mom) but the other half was a maltese/yorkie (dad). None of the puppies had hair like a maltese or yorkie but coats like a Pug (but single coat)... but they had the personality traits of a yorkie in ways. But all of the puppeies looked like they were at least half pug. A friend of mine had adopted one of the other puppies from the same litter and I talked her into doing the DNA panel because I thought it was a fluke and she got the same results. After that, I did the same DNA test on another rescue of mine... also a Pug but I always suspected that he might have Pekingese in his mix. Sure enough the results came back that he was a Pug/Pekingese mix.
 

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Any idea what DNA testing costs?
I did the Wisdom Panel test when I did it. Looks like they're going for around $80 to $100 on Amazon now. There are multiple others that vary in price and test for different genetic traits as well now. It's been several years since I did it and haven't researched the different tests that are available now.
 
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