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Your New Puppy
If you have tried using some of the breed selection tools found on the internet which quiz you to determine the right dog for you, keep in mind the newness of the Havanese breed. The breed is a recent member of the American Kennel Association (1995) and the Canadian Kennel Clubs (1999) and because of this may not be a breed that is considered in many of these selection tools.
You're going to have to live for years to come with the results of your decision, so if disasters are to be avoided, careful planning beforehand is a mandatory prerequisite.
Male vs. Female?
"If your Havanese is to be a family pet or
companion dog, it will be spayed or neutered, in all likelihood, which
eliminates many of the behaviors associated with hormones. Overall, whether
altered or not Havanese males may be more loving and easygoing, while
females may be more demanding and temperamental. This is not to
say that one makes a better pet than the other, but simply that these are
generalities and something to keep in mind when evaluating puppies for a
suitable companion, particularly if children are involved. Of course,
individual differences with a litter or among lines may contribute to
temperament variations in both sexes. Some people have a personal preference
and gravitate toward one sex over the other for assorted reasons. If
you have a preference, by all means discuss this with your breeder.
Havanese are all very sweet but also very individual. Each is precious
and wonderful and deserves the best home possible."
Choosing Your Breeder
Please only consider purchasing your puppy from an reputable breeder. Give your self some time to search, talk to as many breeders as you can, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Be patient, the breeder you prefer may not have a litter available until some time in the future and maybe not until the following year.
A good breeder will be forthright about her own dogs and the breed, willing to discuss faults as well as virtues. She won't hesitate to invite you to her home to meet her dogs, including the mother of the litter (she may not own the sire).
A good breeder will be able to document that her breeding stock has tested clear of genetic problems that are known to appear in the breed if such tests are available. She will provide you with a written contract, spelling out the responsibilities of both the buyer and seller, as well as the exact terms of any health or other guarantees.
A good breeder will be a mine of information - about the breed, about her own dogs, and about raising puppies in general. She'll be as keen to find our about you as you are about her, so don't be offended if she requires references or asks probing questions about how you intend to look after your puppy.
Bringing Your Puppy Home
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