I would also like to contribute to reviving this thread because i agree that Havs are a great breed for special health needs. I don't have the time, experience, or budget to make it happen, but if I could I would love for our 2nd Havanese to become a medical alert dog. Maybe it'll be #3 to send with DS when he goes off to college!We chose a Havanese because we needed a hypoallergenic dog for my daughter with health issues. After researching Havs seemed to be a good choice because of their good personalities and reputation for not being too yappy. Our little guy has been a great fit. He's still a puppy but seems really smart.
Sheba is SO cute! And yes, the happiness factor is over the top with these hav's. Smiles & laughs are unavoidable, & who doesn't need more of that!I love little, happy dogs. I've had a black toy poodle and a white bichon. I wanted a coat color that was a little different. Sheba has three colors, black, tan, and white.
Well, first of all, did your husband win the election?When my husband was running for the state legislature, I knocked on a fateful door. The man inside didn't want to hear anything about the coming election but I got him talking about the beautiful, well-behaved dog he was wearing on his forearm. I'd never heard of a Havanese, but this puppy charmed me. I don't know if he voted for my husband or not, but I decided that I had to have one of those dogs.
Unfortunately, my husband did not win the election. He made a very good showing, though, especially for a liberal in a conservative enclave.Well, first of all, did your husband win the election?
Your discovery of Havanese is very similar to mine. We were camping and I was out walking my corgi in her wheelchair and a couple stopped and talked to me about my corgi. They were also wearing a Havanese on their forearm! I was charmed by their dog. When I eventually lost by corgi, Foxy, and started looking for another dog, I couldn't get their Havanese out of my mind. Everything I read about the breed fit what I was seeking - small, non-shedding, smart, friendly, lap dog, generally healthy, not a recreational barker, etc.