As much as I would LOVE to keep every Havanese that enters my home, this is not realistic! I have kept my first two Havanese, Phoebe and her daughter Maxi, who sleep with me, eat with me and spend many hours running errands with me. But beyond them I have to choose who to keep in order to continue a healthy, successful and manageable breeding program.
So, from time to time we have older Havanese that we can no longer keep. They can be anywhere from 9 months to five years old. Havanese have a wonderfully long life expectancy…14 -16 years on average. So even a five year old will have many wonderful years with its new family!
These dogs are the cream of the crop, selected for their outstanding health pedigree, their conformation and their confident personalities.
Here are the possible scenarios:
1.Maybe the dog is a show prospects that didn’t quite make the grade but is still beautiful, healthy, happy Havanese. This dog will be fully health tested, checked by my veterinarian, current on all vaccinations and neutered before leaving me.
2.Maybe a boy that we have shown to his AKC Championships now needs a different home. Having more than one boy in a breeding household can cause all kinds of problems. So, while we may still want to breed them to our girls, we need to place them in a different home.
These boys are offered with a stud contract that stipulates they be kept intact (not neutered) for a period of time. I co-own the dog during this period (generally about 2 years). After than, the dog is wholly owned by its new family and can be neutered.
3. Or maybe it is a girl I’m finished breeding that, again, is beautiful, healthy and happy….and an AKC Champion! This dog will also be fully health tested, checked by my veterinarian, current on all vaccinations and neutered before leaving me.
I have to admit I am extremely picky who I place these dogs with. Like my puppies, they are my babies. Because they have spent so much time with me, I have a very good sense of their personalities, temperaments and quirks. This will help me find the perfect fit for them and for you.
If you are interested in being notified should an adult Havanese become available, please contact me at email@example.com.