Havanese puppies for sale are always cute and sweet.
When looking for a Havanese puppy for sale ask lots of questions.
This is one of the most common questions we are asked. The answer is simple and makes sense. I'll abridge the long answer to save you time in your search for the perfect Havanese puppies for sale.
Prices differ because of the type of breeder and the heritage of the Havanese puppy for sale. Cheap puppies usually come from breeding mills and more expensive puppies are worth buying because you know the lineage and that your puppy and the parents of your puppy were well cared for. This leads to a more social and healthy puppy. If you would like more detailed explanation, please read on.
A rare litter of chocolate Havanese puppies for sale.
Havanese puppies for sale come in many colors and looks. Click here for more photos.
The Three Cost Levels
Less than $1200
Havanese puppies for sale that are for sale less than $1200 are generally being raised in puppy mills or by backyard breeders or come from puppy brokers. Stay away from brokers. A broker is someone who buys puppies from all over the country and resells them to you. There are many out there so please be careful. From poor breeding and socialization, they lose the excellent temperament of the Havanese and their breeding practices ("line" or "inbreeding") lead to Health and Genetic problems. Puppies that are born and raised in this environment are not held, loved or socialized.
ASSESSMENT: Avoid these breeders. Poor quality breeding and environment, health problems, not socialized. Generally these puppies can have poor health and behavior problems.
These Havanese breeders are reputable breeders of Havanese puppies for sale. Most perform Health and Genetic testing on their adult dogs before they even consider breeding them. Their Havanese puppies are raised in their home where they are well looked after and get lots of tender loving care. You will find the price of their puppies are from about $1,200-$2,000. These Havanese breeders take dog breeding seriously and want to perfect the breed. They use good judgement in determining which dogs to breed to produce the best Havanese puppy for you. The Havanese puppies they have for sale are all pure bred Havanese and come with American Kennel Club (AKC) registration papers. They also give a written Health and Genetic guarantee which protects you and your puppy. Many of these dogs have show potential, but are sold at pet prices. This is a great value for your buck.
RECOMMENDATION: Good price for an excellent quality puppy. Will most likely have excellent health and good temperament. These are the breeders to buy a puppy from.
$2,000 - and up
The last group of Havanese breeders basically breed for the same qualities and goals as the second group. The only difference is that their dogs are being shown in competitions around the country. This seems to be the competitive group. These breeders tend to ask a higher price for their puppies since they travel around and show a number of their dogs. They feel that since some of their dogs have achieved champion status that the offspring of those dogs are worth more.
ASSESSMENT: Higher price for an excellent quality puppy. These will also most likely have excellent health and good temperament as the $2000 - $1800 range.
The best quality puppy for your dollar is adopting one one from a reputable breeder with a price between $2,000-$1,800.