FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How old will my puppy be when they come home?

All puppies receive their 1st of 3 vaccinations on their 9 week birth date. Your puppy will be ready to go home anytime after that.

How big will my puppy get?

We breed to the AKC standard. Of course there are exceptions, but in general, you can expect your Havanese to mature between 9” and 11” at the shoulders, and weigh between 9 and 12 lbs..

Will my puppy be house broke?

At 9 weeks of age, puppies are too young to be house broken. However, they are trained to the point they will not soil their bed. That is, they will come off their bed and onto the potty pad to relieve themselves.

Will my puppy be vaccinated?

We follow Dr. Dodd’s puppy vaccination protocol. Your puppy will be given their 1st vaccination by us at 9 weeks. Your vet will then give their 2nd and 3rd puppy vaccine at 12 weeks and 16 weeks respectively.

Can I give my puppy the Lepto vaccine?

No, this vaccine has been known to cause death in the Havanese. Giving the lepto vaccine will void your health guarantee.

Is my puppy AKC registered?

All of our dogs are pure bred Havanese and registered with the American Kennel Club. All litters are registered shortly after birth. Once you provide proof of spay/neuter on your puppy, we will mail you the puppy registration application

Do you have any retired Champions available?

We generally retire our breeding Champions between the ages of 5 and 6. On occasion, we will have retirees available. Please see our “retired champions” link for availability.

Will my puppy be crate trained?

Yes, your puppy will be crate trained. Meaning, they know their crate is their quite place…where they eat, sleep and rest. They will not fight being placed it their crate. Crate time is not a punishment.

Is my puppies health guaranteed?

Yes, we guarantee your puppies heath against congenital death for the first 5 years of their life.

Can I meet my puppies parents?

Yes, you will pick your puppy up in our home where their parents also live. On occasion, we will use an outside stud dog, but the dam will always be available to meet.

Can I visit my puppy before he/she comes home?

Our puppies are born and raised in our home. You are welcome to visit your puppy in our home as often as you wish.

Have my puppies parents been health tested?

Yes, before even being considered for breeding, each of our dogs are awarded an OFA CHIC# signifying the passing of all HCA required health testing. You can verify all of our health testing results directly on the OFA website.

How long have you been breeding?

We have been breeding Havanese, and only Havanese since 2005.

How do you socialize your puppies?

Our puppies are well socialized, being handled daily by family and friends. In addition, they have been exposed to other dogs (both small breeds and large breeds). We guarantee your puppy against shyness and fear.

Do I have to spay/neuter my puppy (can my puppy be bred)?

You will be required to sign a puppy purchase agreement, in which you agree to have your puppy spayed or neutered at the appropriate age. Breeding of our Havanese is strictly prohibited.

May we contact you after we pick up our puppy?

Of course, we are your breeders for the life of your puppy and are always available by phone, text, or email.

Are Havanese really Hypoallergenic?

The Havanese is non-shedding and considered a great hypoallergenic dog. We have placed many puppies with families allergic to dog dander. We have yet to have a puppy returned due to family alleries.