We've been asked this many times before so here's a good place to get a discussion going on this.
So why did you choose a Havanese out of all the dog breeds?
We think alike. My last dog was a Shih-tzu/Chin mix. I wanted a similar temperament with little to no shedding, and I love fluffy dogs. I just didn't want one that would be exactly like my Rascal, as it would have been too painful. I did some research and fell in love. Now I have two little guys, but one of them does remind me quite a bit of my Rascal in temperament. It just makes me love him more, though. Both my little guys are better than I had hoped for after all the research.I wanted a small dog that did not shed that also had a happy personality like my last dog, a Bichon. I did not want to get another dog that looked exactly like my dog that had died because I thought it would be too painful. My Havanese, Molly, was the perfect choice for me!
Laurmann,Teddy Bear: I didn't realize Havanese could shed. I guys any animal with fur or hair can shed but I always read Havanese are non-shedding. Does Teddy shed a lot?