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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:44 PM


Meet... "Scooter"

(Fourth pic is of Maltese "Mom" and fifth is of Havanese "Dad")

We have raised this designer puppy inside our dining room - in Springfield - with a doggy door (along side two other dogs, a sibling puppy, a cat and our pre-teen daughter). Scooter's been played with - both indoors and outdoors - daily since he was old enough to walk. We also have a fenced-in, half-acre shady back yard, so, he's had plenty of outdoor playtime.

Scooter's been crate trained nightly and taken out to the yard as soon as he wakes up. This little guy - who, at 10-wks-old, is ALREADY housebroken to newspapers and our doggy door - is a half/half designer mix of the Maltese and Havanese and has a life span of around 15 years.

The "Havamalt" is small in size but large in personality! (Look up info on the breed to see the wonderful traits of this pup). The Maltese is one of the oldest toy sized breeds there are and he can be traced back for at least 2000 years; some believe the Maltese was developed on the Isle of Malta. This custom breed often takes part in agility shows. Scooter responds well to training that includes food rewards and he especially loves learning tricks, mostly because of the one-on-one attention he's getting.

Both of Scooter's parents have papers. Scooter has filled our house with his adorable presence and is going to be a great companion and lap dog for a lucky family, for a single person or for seniors. Scooter will need to NOT be left alone all day, though, because he's never been without some of his companions. Scooter is used to being with people and/or other dogs, as he is from a very PEOPLE-ORIENTED breed. Havanese don't do well at all when left for long periods of time without companionship. "Not doing well" means unhappiness and boredom, which they may try to vent through developing barking and destructive chewing!

Here is the "Havamalt" breed at a Glance:

Average height - 8 to 11 inches
Average weight - 6 to 12 pounds
Hypoallergenic? Yes!
Grooming Needs - Moderate
Shedding - Low (to none, like human hair)
Brushing - Daily brushing to remove tangles from length (if you grow it out)
Tolerance to Solitude? Low! Loves to be with others!!
Barking - Rare (almost never)
Tolerance to Heat - Very good
Tolerance to Cold - Low (never to be left outside in the cold for too long)
Good Family Pet? Excellent
Good with Children? Very good
Good with other Dogs? Excellent
Good with other Pets? Very good
A roamer or wanderer? Low
A good apartment dweller? Excellent (but not wise to leave this guy alone for 9 - 10 hrs per/day!)
Good pet for new owner? Excellent
Trainability - Easy to train!
Exercise Needs - Moderate - high energy despite his size
Tendency to be obese - Low - Average
Life Span - 14 - 15 years
Average Maltese or Havanese or "Haveamalt" puppy price - $900 to $1800
(google this, it's true... and this mix is rare.)

Scooter is clever, eager to please, agreeable, willing. He really couldn't be any easier to train! Scooter will listen to commands and will need less repetition so he will learn more quickly than many other dogs. Scooter has had early socialization with other dogs, cats and people in our home. He has been fed the highest quality organic, grain-free (½ to 1 cup) dry dog food a day divided into two meals. Scooter rarely - almost never - barks!

Please, email me your interest and any details you feel comfortable sharing about your living situation (as it relates to owning a small dog). After finding out more about why you'd like a puppy and such, you are welcome to come see him in his home environment here and, if all that works out, I'll be hand-delivering this puppy to your home so that I can ensure his new life and family will be a safe, good fit. We just moved here a few months ago from out-of-state, so be aware that our phone number is not a 417 extension yet (until our cell phone contracts renew). But I assure you, we are very much a real family in Springfield with this sweet puppy living in our dining room and back yard.

I won't reply to emails from people who didn't read this whole ad. Many questions are answered in the text above.

W. Suzanne Circle, 65810    google map | yahoo map

• Location: Springfield, Springfield, Missouri

• Post ID: 29107278 springfieldmo

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