About Havanese

The National Dog of Cuba and the  country’s only native breed, the Havanese is a small, sturdy dog with a  friendly disposition. His wavy, silky coat is profuse, but remains extremely  light, insulating and protecting the breed against harsh tropical heat. His  coat, which comes in all colors, should remain untrimmed. The Havanese’s  popularity in the show ring has grown quickly, and they are also now high in  demand as a family pet.

A Look Back   An old breed, the Havanese  is a descendent of breeds brought to Cuba  from Spain and could also be  related to the Tenerife, an ancestor of the  entire Bichon family. Once known as the Havana Silk Dog and the Spanish Silk  Poodle, the Havanese evolved from its role as a pampered lap-dog of the  aristocracy into a family companion responsible for being a watchdog, child’s  playmate and herder of the family’s poultry flock.

The Havanese is trainable and intelligent and  possesses a naturally affectionate temperament, which making the breed an ideal  family pet. Although a toy dog, they remain energetic and require some form of  daily exercise. The breed’s non-shedding coat makes it suitable for allergy  sufferers, but regular grooming is necessary to keep the coat in top condition.

If you are considering  purchasing a Havanese puppy, learn more here.

  • Toy Group; AKC recognized in 1996.
  • Ranging in size from 8½ to 11½ inches tall at the shoulder.
  • Companion.

© The  American Kennel Club, Inc.

One thought on “About Havanese

  1. Thank you for sharing your well socialized loving puppies today. I am focused on the black puppy with the eye circles and after visiting another breeder in your area I appreciate the attention the your puppies have received by your family. They are very well behaved unlike the other brood.

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