The best have been saved for last… or maybe I’ve just had more time to fall in love with the two puppies that are still with me. My family keeps asking “Please, can we just keep them?”
Mac and Charley enjoy romping with each other and their parents, who also like to run around and join in the fun. They will also fall asleep in an instant anywhere they happen to be: under the table, on the couch, on the rug, or even on the cement front porch.
The puppies are now 17 weeks old, and have each received their vaccinations against distemper, adenovirus, coronavirus, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. They are both very healthy and their coats are thick and lush. They each weigh about 6 pounds.
Mac and Charley’s house training is almost complete. They are very smart and learn quickly. They are also used to wearing collars and can walk on a leash.
These puppies are a hit with children and adults alike. Everyone who sees them wants to hold them, and they definitely soak up the love and attention!
Shoot me an email if you are interested or have any questions. Hadassah@ShalomFarm.net
Ready for what? Ready to go to their new families! Marzee, Mandy, and Alex have all been claimed and will soon be settled into their new homes. Here are some 10 week pictures of the males I still have…
Charley is such a lover, yet loves to run around and play just as much as he likes to be petted. His hair is growing in amazingly, and his chocolate markings are cuter than ever. RESERVED
RESERVED Carlos follows me every chance he gets. I love it when he tries to jump up in my lap for attention. His hair is getting longer and more and more soft as he grows.
Mac likes to pose for the camera! The coloring on his head has lightened up a lot, and is a gorgeous tan/black sable he has inherited from his momma. I expect it will lighten up even more as he grows.
Mac is a sweetheart, and will make an amazing addition to any family. RESERVED
RESERVED Oreo is growing up to look and behave just like his daddy. I love the little white tuft on his forehead. He is also a sweetie, and will sit down at your feet and look up at you until you pet him or pick him up.He can get super excited sometimes, and than will just run in circles for no apparent reason. (That is definitely a Havanese thing… :))
July 24, 2016
UPDATE: ~7 weeks old~
Zoe’s puppies are adorable, healthy, well socialized and SOO sweet tempered! You won’t find sweeter puppies elsewhere, and I say that with confidence!
About a week ago the puppies went with my family and I to a nursing home, where we let the residents hold and play with the puppies.The puppies behaved amazingly, it was like they knew they were in the hands of the elderly. They have already been on long fun car rides, are following me EVERYWHERE, and are well socialized with children, cats, and our other dogs.
The puppies are totally transitioned to dry puppy food now. I use a grain free dog food, because I have seen for myself the benefits of giving them a diet as close to their original one would have been in the wild. (Which definitely did not include wheat, soy, and corn as main ingredients!) Zoe has pretty much weaned them off of her milk, but they still try to nurse sometimes… the little stinkers! :))
June 30, 2016
Zoe’s puppies are now four weeks old. They will be ready to leave their momma and littermates in about 6 weeks- the middle of August. They are happy and healthy, and they are learning and meeting new things every day. Contact me if you are interested in a sweet addition to your family.
PLEASE NOTE: We have given the puppies names for our own use, but they do not yet know their names. Please feel free to rename your own puppy upon adoption or even to designate a new name for us to use in the mean time, if you reserve a puppy before they are ready to go home with you. Please contact me if you are considering adding one of these sweet puppies to your family. Hadassah@ShalomFarm.net
~Mac~ RESERVED A big boy! He is one of the largest of the litter. He loves to play and tussle with his brothers. He has a pure white body with a black and brown brindle head. $900
~Carlos~ RESERVED This guy has the softest fur ever. He loves to play, and is always on the go, but will settle right down when you pick him up. He loves his tummy scratched! He has the cutest little black ring around the base of his otherwise all white tail He loves people! $900
~Marzee~RESERVED Shiny black coat, with little white hind feet and white tip of tail. The cutest brown eyebrows!She reminds me of the saying “The best things sometimes come in small packages”, because she is the smallest puppy in this litter, yet she is so precious. Her small size doesn’t stop her from wrestling with her big brothers, though, and she can hold her own, too. $1,000
~Mandy~ RESERVED White and black, with sweet brindle markings on her face and head. (These photos don’t do her markings justice.) She is one of 2 girls out of this liter of seven! Cute light brown goggles frame her dark expressive eyes. She has a little white chin.She has a mellow easy-going temperament. Mandy is a cutie-pie who likes to be picked up and cuddled. $1,000
~Alex~ RESERVED This inquisitive little guy is so precious. I love the white stripe down the center of his face that leads to the little tuft of at the top of his nose. It is going to be striking when it grows in. Not to mention his little white chin!!He is about half black and half white, so sometimes it looks like he is black with white spots, and sometimes I think it’s the opposite. Alex loves people, and likes to snuggle. $900
~Oreo~ RESERVED There’s only one word for this little guy… ADORABLE! One look at his face and you fall in love.The amazing thing is that his personality matches his looks, as he is lively and energetic, yet loves to be picked up and hugged. He will make a perfect family pet. $900
~Charley~ RESERVED This little fellow has unique chocolate markings, which are highly desirable and hard to come by in Havanese. He has chocolate eye rims, nose, and mostly brown paw pads. His has a brown head and other spots as well. It is hard to see in these pictures, but he also has little white brow hair coming in.
He has a very jovial temperament. He is one of our sweet little guys (like his daddy), and very healthy and strong. He loves to wrestle with his siblings. Get ready for playtime! $900
My puppies each come with a small bag of food they are accustomed to eating, a puppy-care booklet, Limited AKC Registration* papers, proof of a recent health check by a certified vet, and a fully written out receipt.
*A note on registration: There is a $30 fee that you will pay to AKC, when you submit the registration paperwork that I give you, to them. There are two types of AKC registration: Full and Limited. Limited Registration is documentation of your puppy’s pedigree as a full blooded Havanese, as well as it’s traceable lineage. Limited Registration is included in the price of each puppy. A Full Registration gives you registered breeding rights and would be required for official breed competitions. I charge an extra $200 fee for Full Registration at the time of sale.
Please place a $400 deposit via Pay-Pal or Visa so I can hold your puppy for you.
I do not ship puppies, because that puts them under unnecessary stress during a transition away from their mother and littermates. The health and wellbeing of the puppies is my chief priority. Instead, I welcome visits for pick up here at the farm. This allows the adoptive family to see where and how the puppies are raised, to meet the parent dogs and meet my family! I also could arrange a delivery. I charge a flat delivery fee of $150. I will travel up to 200 miles. When delivering, I ask for the whole price of your puppy up front, instead of the $400 deposit.
June 8, 2016
This is Zoe with her first litter of seven adorable and healthy puppies. She has five males and two females. They will be ready to go to their new homes in mid August, and I will post pictures of each in a few weeks, along with their unique personality description. Coming soon!
My puppies each come with a small bag of food they are accustomed to eating, a puppy-care booklet, registration papers, proof of a recent health check by a certified vet, and a fully written out receipt.
My prices may vary slightly with each puppy, but here are the basics:
$1,000 for male puppies with AKC limited registration
$1,200 for females with AKC limited registration
**A note on registration- There are two types of AKC registration: Full and Limited. The only reason you would need a full registration is if you would like to breed your dog or show him/her in the ring. I charge $200 extra for fully registered puppies.
I prefer not to fly my puppies to their new homes, because that puts extra stress into this already unsettling period of their little lives. I will deliver up to a reasonable distance. Added delivery charges depend on how far I need to drive and the price of gas at the time. I always welcome visits to pick up puppies here on the farm as well. Come on out and meet the family!
I am not against vaccinating our pets. It is a very smart, well-established, preventative method against viral diseases in dogs. However, more recent clinical studies are proving that less is best in terms of vaccinating puppies when they are very young. Since I am definitely not a vet, here is a link to an extremely well researched and well written article on the subject, if you want to check it out more thoroughly.
It is my goal to encourage each pet owner to make informed decisions on how they choose to care for their puppy. My choice in not vaccinating while they are so young in my understanding gives the puppies the strongest, healthiest, and most natural start.This is an unusual thing, rarely offered; because most breeders have not yet adjusted to these more recent research findings and do not see pet care from a holistic natural perspective. My parents have always raised me and my siblings naturally. We use holistic and natural means to treat and prevent disease in people, so we try to apply some of that same understanding to our pets and livestock on our organic farm as well. This is what led to my research about vaccinating puppies. Also, because my dogs are our house pets, and not dogs raised in a large kennel environment, they are very low risk for viral diseases that other larger kennels may have issues with.
Because I have decided not to vaccinate my puppies before 12 weeks of age, that removes some of my overhead vet costs in bringing you a healthy, happy puppy. I am able to lower my prices slightly to reflect that difference, in comparison to other breeders. I do de-worm my puppies every two weeks, and you will receive your new little friend with a recent health check by a certified veterinarian.
All of the above said, my goals are still to serve YOU and your puppy. I am open to the typical vaccination protocol, if that is what you would prefer for a puppy you have chosen and committed too. The standard suggested vaccination protocol is (at my vet):
6 Weeks of age: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus vaccines.
8 Weeks of age: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Coronavirus vaccines.
12 Weeks of age: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Coronavirus vaccines.
16 Weeks of age: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Rabies, and Bordetella. Microchip if desired.
**Note: Your puppy will be ready to come home at 10 weeks old, so the last two vaccination visits may be done at your home vet.
I ask for a $400 dollar deposit on your puppy, especially if you want them to be fully vaccinated.
Contact me if you have any questions!
If you’ve read the links above, you now know a little background of the breed that I raise. Now I can introduce you to my sire and dam, who both have full time careers being awesome family pets, and are the best of friends!
This is my female, Zoe. She is such a sweetie. I love her eyes…they are so pretty! She is very loyal to me, and likes to follow me everywhere I go. She usually falls asleep in my lap when I comb her hair and is very agreeable at grooming time. She does really well with children. She is extremely intelligent, understanding almost everything I say to her, and she is quick to obey. Her personal temperament is cautious and watchful yet sweet, it must be ‘the momma in her’. She is not quick to trust a stranger and she does have her preferences with some people. She will alert us if something is out of order, but responds very well to learning when it is appropriate and not appropriate to bark. This actually makes her our best watch dog. Her hair color is a good example of the variety a Havanese coat can have. She had a lot of dark brown and black, believe it or not, when she was younger, and it grew out to a beautiful light tan with cute dark ears and nose. It has a tendency to grow quickly, but not be as thick as some. She weighs about 13 pounds.
This is my male, Oliver. He is such a lover! Every chance he gets, he is up in someone’s lap or at their feet, curled up in a ball. He loves to play, too, and has a very light heart and joyful temperament. He is our peppy puppy. He is very intelligent and quick to obey and easy to train. He loves to be the center of attention! He loves to ride in the car, go newplaces, and meet new people and dogs. He gets along with everybody and steals the hearts of everyone whom he comes in contact with. He is the type of dog that leans into you and is happy to give you his belly when he comes for a snuggle. His coat is super thick, fluffy and soft and seems to grow a little slower than his mate’s. He weighs about 9 pounds.
My sire and dame are the best of friends, always traveling in pairs. They do everything together. Oliver is Zoe’s shadow. Their relationship is so sweet and they make a wonder parent team. While Zoe is the puppies’ primary care giver, Oliver also checks on them and watched after them. It is a really neat thing to see. The combination of these two dogs in personality, temperament and physical traits alike are making wonderful puppies to pass on to others for many litters to come. I are very pleased with my puppies’ parents!
We want to be sure that we have a good fit between you and your new puppy. What are some things for you to expect while enjoying life with a Havanese?
First of all, here is a cute and broad video overview of the breed:
Their hypo-allergenic coat is one thing to expect, which is super soft and silky, yet does not shed, ideal for owners with pet allergies. Their coat comes in many shades and patterns for a variety of beautiful dogs. Because their hair doesn’t shed, it does need to be groomed on a regular basis. Don’t be intimidated. I groom mine and it isn’t bad at all, I actually think it’s fun. It is sweet bonding time between you and your dog. There are many choices of brushes and combs at any pet store, experiment and see which ones work best for you and your Havanese. You can always take him to a professional as well, if that is more your comfort level. The shorter you keep their coat the lower maintenance it will be. If the long hair is too much for you to maintain, just keep it on the short side. Since I live on a farm and my dogs have plenty of outdoor playtime, I have chosen not to keep it as long as if I were showing them; just at a medium length “puppy cut”. (Adorable, let me tell you!)
Their size, which ranges from 9-13 lbs. Small, but not too delicate. They are a perfect indoor companion dog.
Their energy level is moderate. They will run around like crazy if they get a chance to outdoors, (especially when they are young, like all puppies) but also are good city and apartment dogs. Mind, they are ‘people dogs’ and are bred for companionship, so keep that in mind if you work away from home for long hours at a time.
I love the trust and loyalty that Havanese have for their owners, and how sometimes they just seem to know what you are thinking. I love how each individual dog has an extremely distinct personality. I love it when they run… and hop and pop up in pure joy of my coming home. I also love how they jump on my lap and fall fast nuzzled in like the ideal little rag doll. All of these reasons and more are why I decided to become a breeder of purebred Havanese.