The Havanese is a small, sturdy dog with immense charm and appeal. This breed is friendly, intelligent and playful. The breed is a bit longer than tall and has a long, untrimmed double coat that varies in type from wavy to curly to corded and comes in many colors including cream, gold, white, silver, blue, black, chocolate, parti, and tricolor. Both outer and undercoats are soft and lightweight to ensure protection from the sun and as a cooling agent because this breed is from a tropical climate. This also means that the Havanese needs to be kept warm in cold temperatures in spite of having a double coat. Discover more about our Havanese puppies for sale below!
Fans of this breed love its unique, springy gait — a result of the breed’s structure and playful, spirited personality. They are quick to learn but also sensitive so harsh training methods which can cause them to rebel; however, they require leadership from their owners or might have a tendency to lead by themselves which can result in behavior issues.
The Havanese is gentle, devoted, affectionate, intelligent, friendly and playful; making them natural companion dogs. This cheerful breed is quite sociable and will get along with everyone including children, other dogs, cats and other pets. Havanese are also good watch dogs, alerting you when a visitor arrives, but will welcome the guest once it sees you welcome them.
Due to its size and average requirement for exercise, the Havanese is okay for apartment life. They are active indoors and will do okay without a yard, but should be taken on daily walks and get routine play time.
As a result of their eagerness to pleas their owners, the Havanese is easy to train. This curious dog also loves to observe what is going on. They are sensitive to their owner’s tone of voice and may not listen if it feels it is stronger willed than its owner, but will also not respond well to harsh discipline. Owners should to be calm, yet possess an air of natural authority. As with any breed, training should begin while they are still puppies to ensure they do not develop negative behaviors later in life.
Clubs, Registries & Associations
- American Canine Association
- Continental Kennel Club
- Universal Kennel Club International
- American Kennel Club
- United All Breed Registry
- America’s Pet Registry, Inc.
- United Kennel Club
Average Weight: 7-14 lbs.
Personality Traits: Curious, observant, highly intelligent
Country of Origin: Cuba
Coat: Long double coat
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