So are you looking to get a Havanese dog or a Havanese Puppy?
Why wouldn’t you…they are pretty great little dogs, smart, fun, loyal and hypoallergenic so I can see why you are here.
If you are reading this you are also probably at the point where you are trying to see if it will fit in your budget or if your breeder is in line with the average. Well, you have come to the right place.
So What is the Average price Havanese Puppy?
Typically, you can expect to spend around $1,000 to $1,500 for a purebred Havanese puppy.
There are a number of things that can influence the amount. These things include the location, shipping, breeder reputation and value and the cost of registrations.
While you are doing your research it is also really important to find out what is included in the purchase price of the pup. All breeders are different, and you need to make sure you read everything they send you and ask all the questions. Like these…
- What Vaccinations are included?
- Will the spay or nuder be included?
- Will the pup come with a package of starter things like food, leash collar or brush?
If you are willing to rescue a dog or re-home a breeding dog or retiring dog you can sometimes get a family pet at a discounted rate. This really is all dependant on your family goals and priorities.
What should I look for in a Havanese Breeder?
If you are looking to purchase a Havanese, you also need to do your research when it comes to your breeder. Make sure you ask all the questions and even speak to people who have bought puppies from that breeder before.
Breeders are notoriously “different” when it comes to social skills and giving information about their dogs. If at any time you feel uncomfortable or not sure you should really listen to that feeling. I would also talk to the vet that the breeder uses and get all the information you can.
You also need to be aware of any genetic dispositions in the breed and in the specific line of dogs from your breeder. This will help you be prepared for potential future risks and medical issues. At the end of the day, a good breeder will have all of this for you and be very transparent with how and why they do things.
What are some of the Additional Costs Associated with a Havanese Puppy
Just like all puppies, a Havanese pup is going to have some additional costs associated with it. The biggest of these during the first year will be vet visits, vaccinations, licencing, and food. In general, Havanese can live up to 15 years so it is important to be prepared budget-wise for these things on a yearly basis.
The other major expense that you will incur that separates the Havanese from other breeds is the cost of grooming, especially if you go to an expensive groomer.
Havanese have a double coat, and it can either be short and fluffy or long and silky. How long you choose to keep it will definitely determine your grooming costs, shampoo costs and time costs for these things.
If you want to keep it’s fur long you will need daily brushing and weekly bathing. If you prefer, as we do, to keep their hair short you can get away with monthly bathing and weekly brushing. You will also need to take them to the groomer for a cut every 6-8 weeks.
Other small things to consider
Havanese can be subject to dental issues and it will be worth making sure you add this to the list of things to check with your vet.
They also have quick growing nails and you will need to get good at clipping them. I know with our Nessie it only takes and a few days and you can hear her walking across the hardwood. We try to clip them regularly so that the quick doesn’t become an issue.
Havanese are very very smart and very playful. They will require some of your time to play with them and keep their mind going. The good thing is you can very easily train them, and they actually want to learn…especially when treats are involved.
Our dog doesn’t get into the garbage or chew the furniture, but she definitely demands attention from time to time. She is also one of the best cuddling dogs I have ever seen…even better than our cats.
So in conclusion, if you are looking to get a Havanese puppy you can expect to pay somewhere close to the $1500-2000 mark in the first few months for the dog and the extra things you will need.
But if you do invest you will not be disappointed. They are great little dogs!
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