Havanese Puppies for 2013
I am planning a summer litter for 2013 with puppies available in October. It is not too soon to express interest in one of these puppies now since they are typically spoken for early on. Email me at email@example.com if you would like to request an application. I am very excited about Ruby's upcoming litter! Here is a puppy from her last litter, a beautiful red sable parti male puppy.
Starla and Rayo had 3 lovely black and white parti puppies on January 31st, 2013! These pups are spoken for and have gone to their loving homes. See below:
Two females and one male
LUCY ABBY RICKY
Also, my sweet girl JoAnni and Ch Peluito's Mi Rayo De Sol delivered 3 beautiful female puppies on April 20, 2013! JoAnni is visiting her breeder Caryn McGuire to raise her litter. Puppies will be available in June. If you are interested in this litter, check with McGuire's Lovable Havanese in Yakima, Washington. The McGuires are dear friends and reputable breeders who health test their dogs and have beautiful puppies. McGuire's Lovable Havanese is planning two litters for early summer 2013.
Aviva Havanese Puppies
A puppy from Aviva Havanese is raised in my home where it receives daily handling and socialization experiences. My puppies' lives begin in a clean and warm whelping box in my bedroom. During the first few weeks, my puppies receive care from their mother and appropriate, regular handling from me to help them become the most capable, well-adjusted puppies possible. At 3 - 4 weeks, puppies are moved to a pen in the family room and begin eating a high quality solid food. Their pen is set up to provide lots of different experiences - pads to go potty on, toys that make noise, toys for tug-of-war, and toys for chewing. The pen also has a travel crate with the door removed so they may wander in and out. My puppies are handled many times during the day and when ready - they will venture out of the pen to explore my family room and play with my adult dogs. Pups will also be taken outside to experience grass and begin the housebreaking process. As the breeder, my goal is to produce well-socialized puppies who will easily adjust to their new homes.
About The Parents of my Puppies
Health testing: An Aviva Havanese puppy comes from two beautiful parents who are fully health tested (results are registered with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). At minimum, the parents have passed the tests required for a CHIC number and which are recommended by the Havanese Club of America. These tests include CERF (eyes), Baer test (hearing), patellas, and hips. All of my dogs have had their hearts OFA-certified as free of congenital heart defects. My dogs are free of chondrodysplasia (bowing of the legs). They also have correct scissors bites with full dentition. My dogs have also had blood panels run to rule out kidney, thyroid, or liver dysfunction.
Important Family Members: Growing up, my dog was my best friend. I was passionate about dogs starting at an early age and craved their companionship probably more than my school friends. When I wasn't at school, my dog was always hanging out by my side. Today, I am a Havanese fancier and small hobby breeder, but that hasn't changed the way I think about my dogs. Wherever I am in the house, that's where my dogs are - always underfoot or next to me on the couch. My dogs do not live out their daily lives confined in crates or kennels. To me, this is an unnatural and unfit state of being for a creature who lives and breathes to be our best friend. My dogs follow me from room to room, rest on my furniture, and play in my yard whenever they want. Most of my dogs have completed their championships or are being shown. I spend time working on manners training so that they can become better dogs. One of my dogs (Inky) is a therapy dog for a local hospice. Each dog is groomed on a regular basis. My "furkids" have an abundance of toys, a high quality diet, and they go for walks in the neighborhood. At the end of the day, they all have a place on my bed. My life is better because of my dogs and I try my best to make sure that life is good for them too.
Adopting a puppy from Aviva Havanese
Application Process: Write or call me for an application which I will send to you via email. If your application is approved, your name will be placed on a list for my upcoming litter. I appreciate it when people back up their interest in my puppies with a visit to my home early in the process. Phone contact will also be important so we can get to know each other. Because Havanese are a companion breed and do not do well left alone for hours at a time, I give priority consideration to people whose schedule will accommodate the puppy's need for companionship. My goal is to place my puppies in loving homes where I know they will have an exceptional quality of life! Although I will do my best to accomodate special requests and preferences, you have a better chance of adopting a puppy from Aviva Havanese if you are not particular about gender, color, or markings. I advise people to look for the temperament that best fits their family. People who follow my advice are always happy with their puppies!
Show/breeding prospects: Knowing that a puppy has a wonderful quality of life is far more important to me than placing a puppy in a show home. Typically, I only place show puppies with breeding rights with people I know very well. At times, I may want a show prospect for myself and then I will hold out a puppy or two for evaluation. I evaluate my puppies at 8 - 16 weeks for structure, temperament, and show potential. If you are interested in acquiring a show prospect puppy from Aviva Havanese, please consider my policies:
I am opposed to placing my pups in homes where they will be crated for long periods of time during the day or where their primary function will be for breeding. You must want your puppy to be a part of your family and provide an environment that is considerate of their need for space, activity, and companionship throughout the day. Show puppies must be treated as beloved pets first and foremost.
Puppies are sold with breeding rights only to serious Havanese fanciers who are commited to maintaining the health, temperament, and physcial traits of the breed. Show pups must be shown in AKC conformation shows and are sold on a co-ownership contract.
I make no exceptions for the above conditions. With all my heart, I believe that every dog deserves a GREAT HOME right from the start. As the breeder of my puppies, it is my responsbility to ensure that all of my puppies go to excellent homes. I take this responsibility very seriously.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 661-338-2627
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HAVANESE PUPPIES
So you think you want a Havanese puppy?
Puppies are wonderful, but please consider .....
Havanese puppies (like all other puppies) take love, work, patience, and your time. If you have all of the above in abundant supply, then you will find the job of raising a puppy much easier. A consistent housebreaking schedule, lots of play and snuggle time with the family, training and socialization experiences outside the home, and regular grooming - these are just a few of the things you will need to provide for your Havanese if he is to become a well-adjusted dog. Havanese are called "velcro dogs" for a very good reason. Once owned by a Havanese, you will never be alone again.... A Havanese will want to be with you at all times. Havanese are bred to be companions, therefore they need a lot of attention from their owners. VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND: This is not a dog that can be left alone for long periods of time. Please do not choose a Havanese if you are away from home for hours at a time. You will be setting up your puppy to develop separation anxiety if you do not provide for his / her need for companionship. Having a canine buddy at home can help ease the loneliness a Havanese experiences when you are away, but this is not the breed for you if your puppy must be left alone for more than 3 hours total per day. Before you consider adopting a Havanese puppy, please visit the website for the Havanese Club of America at www.havanese.org and read the important puppy buyers information. Be an informed buyer before you choose this breed!
Are you thinking about buying your Havanese puppy from a pet store or broker? Please do not do this! Pet stores acquire puppies from large scale breeding operations with inhumane conditions. Adopting your puppy from a reputable hobby breeder can take time and patience, but don't give up! When you decide to settle for less than a good breeder, you are supporting PUPPY MILLS and keeping them in business!
Also, consider adopting a rescued Havanese!
Visit the website for Havanese Rescue, Inc.
View the HRI video "World" here
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost, or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all thy mercy and pity and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful." - Albert Schweitzer