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We already had our 2 yorkies when we got Maya, lately she has ben growling at the other 2 if they come near her and she has something they want (bully stick, greenie smart chew, even a toy). SHe gets along great with them, but will just growl if she is playing or eating something that they want. Is this normal? I know its a behavioral problem, but Im not sure if it will get worse as she gets older (she will be 1 in June). Other than that she is fine and LOVES her brother and sister, so hopefully it wont progress
 

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It sounds like she is asserting herself as the alpha. Catcher does that to Kallie, too. Maya is just letting them know to stay away from her stuff.... As long as she doesn't do that to you or any other human you should be OK.
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom@May 18 2005, 07:46 AM
It sounds like she is asserting herself as the alpha. Catcher does that to Kallie, too. Maya is just letting them know to stay away from her stuff.... As long as she doesn't do that to you or any other human you should be OK.
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Sounds normal. Haha - if she is getting along fine with them otherwise I wouldn't worry to much. ALL my dogs do this to each other and I have 6. The youngest is 4 months and the oldest is 13 1/2. I feed a raw diet and they get their chicken necks in the morning. (EEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW I know but they keep the teeth awful clean!) Of course Bully sticks aren't much better cause we all know what those are. *cringe* hahahah!
All 6 guys go to different places to eat them and still grrrrrrrr at each other. They don't attack, or bite. I call it snarking. Its funny. The other dogs can be across the room and they still do it. LOL - even Winnie who is the baby. The clincher is that I can go up to any of the dogs and take them away without a problem. So keep a heads up for that.

I have heard this saying over and over again and I think it hold true.

A dog won't bite if a growl will do.

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"A dog won't bite if a growl will do."

Now there's a philosophy to live by! BTW, what type of dog is that in your avatar?
 

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Originally posted by CookieCat@May 18 2005, 07:54 AM
I have heard this saying over and over again and I think it hold true.

A dog won't bite if a growl will do.

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I tell my kids this all the time...that Brink's growl is his warning to them. If he snaps at them, it is always because they did not leave him alone when he growled.
 

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Originally posted by saltymalty@May 18 2005, 11:02 AM
"A dog won't bite if a growl will do."

Now there's a philosophy to live by!  BTW, what type of dog is that in your avatar?
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That is my Havanese. The Havana silk dog. Chewy is a true Chocolate and he is gorgeous! I snuck in Spoiled Maltese because I fostered a maltese (Lamby, who was adopted by Sheila here at SM) for 6 months. I hope to have one of my own but not for a couple of years. In the meantime I enjoy the posts and this is way better than the Havanese forums! haha! I deal with a lot of the same issues with my Hav - long silky hair, eye boogers, mats, food etc. So Usually I lurk and just read away.
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That's what I thought! I love Havanese...I have two friends who have them. One is a beautiful white Havanese. She and my puppy look like two dust mops when they run around together. My other friend has a black and white Havanese, which I think has Shih Tzu in him. To my untrained eye, he looks like a Shih, and nothing like a Havanese. She got him from a broker on the internet....need I say more?
 

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I saw a havanese for the first time this weekend, she was white, but she was adorable and really reminded me somewhat of a maltese!

Originally posted by saltymalty@May 18 2005, 09:20 AM
That's what  I thought!  I love Havanese...I have two friends who have them.  One is a beautiful white Havanese.  She and my puppy look like two dust mops when they run around together.  My other friend has a black and white Havanese, which I think has Shih Tzu in him.  To my untrained eye, he looks like a Shih, and nothing like a Havanese.  She got him from a broker on the internet....need I say more?
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Originally posted by BrookeB676+May 18 2005, 11:31 AM-->
I saw a havanese for the first time this weekend, she was white, but she was adorable and really reminded me somewhat of a maltese!

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That's what  I thought!  I love Havanese...I have two friends who have them.  One is a beautiful white Havanese.  She and my puppy look like two dust mops when they run around together.  My other friend has a black and white Havanese, which I think has Shih Tzu in him.  To my untrained eye, he looks like a Shih, and nothing like a Havanese.  She got him from a broker on the internet....need I say more?
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I saw an all white havanese at the pet store last year. It looked just like a maltese but was about twice the size (around 15lbs). It was really cute. That was the first time I had heard about the breed.

Edit: Here are some pictures of Havaneses. There are some white Havenese that look like Maltese.
 

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I saw a havanese for the first time this weekend, she was white, but she was adorable and really reminded me somewhat of a maltese!

I saw an all white havanese at the pet store last year. It looked just like a maltese but was about twice the size (around 15lbs). It was really cute. That was the first time I had heard about the breed.

Edit: Here are some pictures of Havaneses. There are some white Havenese that look like Maltese.
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Interestingly enough they are in the same family as the maltese. Bichon Havanese, bichon maltese, bichon frise, bichon bolgnese (Gorgeous dogs!)
So in a sense we can just say Chewy is a relative right!


I know people who have larger Hav's but they should be between 7 & 13 lbs. Chewy is 8 lbs. The white ones DO look just like malts. The difference is - Hav's tend to have wavy hair. But whites tend to be more straight. Havs are sturdier and thicker boned and Malts a little more delicate. I have seen white havanese that I swear are Maltese. My Chewy is chocolate brown and sooooo pretty. They were actually a herding breed and Chewy is a Herder. LOL! But he is breed standard all over. Height at withers, hair coat, weight etc. Pretty pretty boy.
 

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Originally posted by Kodie@May 19 2005, 08:36 AM
Are havanese very expensive to buy like a maltese?
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My cousin bought Bella her Havanese the day before I brought Tini home, and she paid like $2000 for her. :new_Eyecrazy:
 

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Originally posted by nataliecmu+May 19 2005, 07:58 AM-->
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Are havanese very expensive to buy like a maltese?
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My cousin bought Bella her Havanese the day before I brought Tini home, and she paid like $2000 for her. :new_Eyecrazy:
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The lady that had the white havanese said that they are not as popular in the USA (they are fairly new to the USA) so there are not a lot of breeders yet so they are expensive.
 

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Originally posted by Kodie@May 19 2005, 09:39 AM
What are the characteristics of their personality?
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Lets see, first of all Havs are extremely popular in the united states. I can't remember who it was but some woman journalist got one and then they took off. (It was Barbara Walters or someone) anyway that was several years ago. There are too many puppymills with Havs to count. Hav rescue is buying them at auctions now to keep them out of mills. They are #52 on the AKC list from 2004 and they register over 150+ breeds. Matese were #19. They are in petstores, backyard breeders and of course the real hav breeders. They have been exploited like all other breeds. So while they are not rare, they are still pricey since a lot of people haven't heard about them. I think from a good breeder pet quality is going to be in the same range as a maltese. From a pet store expect a much higher price, and the you can always find them from what I call idiot breeders. Goodness I have probably 12+ breeders in my area. Probably more now. There is a lady not far from me who has pups with 1 female twice a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As far as characteristics. WOW. To many to name I think. Long profuse silky hair. They come in a ton of colors. They are clowns. Friendly, but can be standoffish to people they don't know. Very loyal to family. Non aggressive. Happy happy all the time. They don't bark much at all. They RUNLIKEHELL and play BITEFACE. Heehee - They are awesome at agility, Chewy LOVES flyball. He was a snap to train. Probably the easiest dog ever to train. He talks to me, not with barks, its more of a MMMmmmMMMmmm when he wants something. They LOVE water and swimming. A lot like Labradors. LOVE it. Chewy has his own swimming pool and I have had to towel him off at midnight before. Grooming is daily. But so are maltese, and I love it. They are wonderful companions. Sweet. I will tell you that discipline is an issue. They are very very sensitive and don't like to be scolded. So we have to be careful with Chewy. If I squirt our Pommie for chasing the cat Chewy will get upset if he is near the squirt. lol - They love to walk and "paddywhack" (Swing those front legs in the air) They are a neat breed. Very active though. Even though the breed standard says they are OK on minimal exercise I know lots of havs and they run run run! Oh and since they are a herding breed, they have a drive to chase. So small animals or even cats get chased. Chewy never hurts them. He just rounds' em up! LOL - But they were bred to herd chickens. I see a glint in Chewy's eyes whenever he see's anything with feathers. LOL!

Okay did I talk enough about my dog! Hahahaha!
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Originally posted by CookieCat+May 19 2005, 11:51 AM-->
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The lady that had the white havanese said that they are not as popular in the USA (they are fairly new to the USA) so there are not a lot of breeders yet so they are expensive.[/B]
Lets see, first of all Havs are extremely popular in the united states. I can't remember who it was but some woman journalist got one and then they took off. (It was Barbara Walters or someone) anyway that was several years ago. There are too many puppymills with Havs to count. Hav rescue is buying them at auctions now to keep them out of mills. They are #52 on the AKC list from 2004 and they register over 150+ breeds. Matese were #19. They are in petstores, backyard breeders and of course the real hav breeders. They have been exploited like all other breeds. So while they are not rare, they are still pricey since a lot of people haven't heard about them. I think from a good breeder pet quality is going to be in the same range as a maltese. From a pet store expect a much higher price, and the you can always find them from what I call idiot breeders. Goodness I have probably 12+ breeders in my area. Probably more now. There is a lady not far from me who has pups with 1 female twice a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As far as characteristics. WOW. To many to name I think. Long profuse silky hair. They come in a ton of colors. They are clowns. Friendly, but can be standoffish to people they don't know. Very loyal to family. Non aggressive. Happy happy all the time. They don't bark much at all. They RUNLIKEHELL and play BITEFACE. Heehee - They are awesome at agility, Chewy LOVES flyball. He was a snap to train. Probably the easiest dog ever to train. He talks to me, not with barks, its more of a MMMmmmMMMmmm when he wants something. They LOVE water and swimming. A lot like Labradors. LOVE it. Chewy has his own swimming pool and I have had to towel him off at midnight before. Grooming is daily. But so are maltese, and I love it. They are wonderful companions. Sweet. I will tell you that discipline is an issue. They are very very sensitive and don't like to be scolded. So we have to be careful with Chewy. If I squirt our Pommie for chasing the cat Chewy will get upset if he is near the squirt. lol - They love to walk and "paddywhack" (Swing those front legs in the air) They are a neat breed. Very active though. Even though the breed standard says they are OK on minimal exercise I know lots of havs and they run run run! Oh and since they are a herding breed, they have a drive to chase. So small animals or even cats get chased. Chewy never hurts them. He just rounds' em up! LOL - But they were bred to herd chickens. I see a glint in Chewy's eyes whenever he see's anything with feathers. LOL!

Okay did I talk enough about my dog! Hahahaha!
Robyn
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They sound like a great breed!
 
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