You should probably look for videos of Havanese dogs playing, or just plain running around, which it likes to do for no reason at all – that way it’s easier to say, compared to a static picture, how lively they are. Their small but not too small to be an “accessory” dog, they’re very affectionate without trying your patience, their disposition is partly what dog show veterans want them, and that they hardly shed is why many pet owners praise them for. When a certain breed is in demand, production follows, that means puppy mill production, or breeding – so it’s almost certain for every honest breeder out there, there maybe two counterpart dishonest Havanese Breeders.
If you’re buying from a breeder, meeting up with them is like showing up at a salesman’s pitch – you try to be skeptical, you hold on to your questions, and you don’t buy everything said and shown. A dishonest breeder will know what to show you to convince you to clinch the deal right there – a clean breeding area, cute liters, and maybe falsified documents pertaining to breeding registration and medical check ups/vaccinations. You expect to be interviewed about your capacity to take care of these pups, and the puppy broker pretends to be interested in you, and even asks to see your home.
What you can do, before you meet up, is to ask a breeder to specify the breeding clubs he is a member of, so you can check his background. poovanese The reason for this pre-meeting investigation is that, upon meeting the breeder, presenting forged certifications and membership documents may not be a problem for him. The good thing is that you can check up on his references before meeting him. The bad news? He could be working with others, and the references he provides you might be his confederates.
Actually there are more bad news. You might not be able to tell the forged documents from the real ones, especially when the faux Havanese Breeders show those pertaining to breeding history, registration, and medical records. By the time you figure out that the documents have been forged, you paid for the dog’s, which may not be bred to be healthy – meaning they may have hereditary conditions. Of course there are respected organizations that update their large online databases, against which you can check the papers, but it would also be too late by then – you would have bought the dogs.
What you can do is bring a smartphone with you or a laptop with Internet connection, and run the documents against the online databases – if the breeder agrees to that. If the breeder agrees, that’s good; that could mean he’s legit; if he refuses and pressures you to buy the dogs or go away, then you have your answer as far as legitimacy is concerned. There are probably hundreds of people already conned by faux breeders, and you can probably read about their stories online if you search for them, so you can be forewarned.