If we ever decide to make our house a 2-dog household, there is no question where we will get our second pup!
As first-time dog owners, we were nervous about finding a breeder we trusted. We had heard accounts of unethical breeders and did not want to support a business that harmed animals in any way. We felt so lucky to have found Hush Harbor! Karen breeds her own dogs, and the puppies are raised in her own home. The pups are used to a home environment from the very start, which was very important to us.
When we picked up Gracie, Karen gave us a tutorial on things we should know about Havanese and puppies in general. She gave us Gracie’s medical records, which our vet later said were “meticulously kept”. He added that we found a very good breeder. Overall we felt that Karen raised the puppies in a loving environment and truly cared about their well-being.
We can’t say enough about the Havanese breed. Gracie is 6 months old now and is exactly what we were looking for in a dog: she is sweet, responsive, fun-loving, and always up for a cuddle. When we walk her we are almost always stopped by strangers asking “what kind of dog is that?” Gracie has been excellent with our 4-year old, never biting or nipping. She has never had an accident in her crate, and seems to enjoy the privacy her crate provides. Housebreaking is going very well (another item we were nervous about!). She has even learned a handful of tricks!
Overall we are delighted with the whole experience and feel very fortunate to have found Hush Harbor Havanese.