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The Havanese Breeder and What You Need to Know

Jun 6, 2008
One mistake that many people make when buying dogs is that they go through a pet store. When getting a puppy from a pet store you are not going to have all the facts about where that puppy came from or the living conditions it lived in. Your local pet store generally has rules about not releasing pet breeders information so you end up with a puppy but no history on where it came from. Also, it is less likely that you will leave well informed about your new Havanese puppy versus the kind of information you could receive directly from a good Havanese breeder.

Pet store employees also do not have the extensive knowledge and training that a Havanese breeder would have. These are simply hourly employees who are trying to sell you a dog and if you are lucky, they might be able to point out a couple of things they remember hearing about the dog. This does not give you a good sense of what you are getting into. You must know everything there is to know about Havanese puppies and Havanese breeders as possible in order to make an educated decision.

They generally just read over a small description of the dog when it comes in, unlike a Havanese breeder who has studied these dogs for years. Pet store employees cannot provide you with the detailed information you need in order to properly make the judgment call if that puppy is the right one for you.

Now that you know the reasons why to stay away from pet stores when searching for your new puppy, you now need to take steps to find the right breeder. Just because they are a breeder does not mean you want to go with them. This is an investment of not only about twenty years with your dog but of a lot of money as well. Your Havanese breeder should have a lot of information to provide you with and be willing to take as much time as needed for you to fully understand the Havanese.

Your Havanese breeder should allow you to look around the puppy's environment so you can have a better feel of where the puppy comes from and in a pet store you will not have the chance to do that. They also should not be pushy in terms of getting you to purchase a puppy. Good breeders actually try to get a feel of the potential buyer as they care enough for the puppies to make sure they go to a good home. Get a feel for your Havanese breeder and go with your gut.

When it is finally time for you to pick out the Havanese breeder you will be using, you want to make sure that you prepare a list of questions for them. This is not only to educate yourself about Havanese puppies but also to test their knowledge of the subject. Breeders who cannot provide you with extensive Havanese information should be avoided at all costs. This is not to say that they are not good people, who love puppies, but they certainly are not equipped enough to be breeding dogs. It takes more then love to be a Havanese breeder.

You want to avoid costly vet bills that arise because you were not properly informed of the Havanese and their special needs, if any, or because they came from a puppy mill and were poorly treated in the beginning. Make sure you take a list with you and do not allow yourself to feel pressure from a breeder.

You should be allowed to inspect the home of the puppy to see what in kind of environment it has been living. Take your time, ask questions, and pick your puppy with care and you shall have a happy life with your new Havanese puppy.
About the Author
About the author: Fiona Kelly is an avid lover of the Havanese and owns a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Havanese . Among other topics at this website, you can also learn all about Havanese Breeders plus a whole lot more.
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