Note of Caution for a first time dog owner
Since the last few years, the Bichon family breed is gaining more popularity and is in demand in India. Most of these ‘Bichon’ dogs are not available otherwise, as there has been a strict ban on the import of dogs into India since 2016. Seeing the increasing popularity of the Havanese breed, many agents/ backyard breeders have become smarter. They get away by selling mix-breed puppies of Lhasa, Shih-tzu, Maltese Pomerians and Spaniels either as fancy breeds or as Havanese. For a novice first time buyer, all these puppies look the same and they can get fooled easily. This is indeed a clever ploy to mask mixed-breed puppies. In the long run these puppies will not only suffer from serious genetic conditions but will also have major behavioural issues.
Whether you purchase your puppy from me or from someone else, keep in mind these rules and questions so you don’t get cheated. Any breeder coming to you with fancy and unusual breeds should immediately ring warning bells for you.