The Havanese is a toy dog breed that is too cute for words, say fans of Havanese puppy dogs that are known as the national dog of Cuba. In fact, the American Kennel Club states this is a great breed for therapy or performance training because the dog is easy to train. The breed is also credited with having a cheerful disposition with a smile on its face.
Toy dog loves kids.
The Havanese breed is credited with having a super soft coat that is silky to the touch. In fact, some fans of this breed say that it’s coat is smooth as silk; while others think its frizzy look has a very cottony and lightweight look that’s easy to maintain. Overall, it’s a beautiful looking dog that seems to love kids and just about anyone who gives it proper attention.
The Havanese Club of America features lots of interesting information on its web site about why this breed of dogs are in such great demand today. In turn, owners say the breed is popular today because of its pleasant nature and ability to learn fast. Also, there are many people with disabilities — such as being hearing impaired — who say the dog is a perfect service dogs because it seems to fly when called on for play or a task.
A fully grown Havanese is about 8.5–11 inches, weighing 7-20 pounds. However the official breeding average weights are between 7 and 13 pound.
A toy dog with a lot of heart
Because this breed is considered to be very smart, Havanese toy dogs are in great demand worldwide. For instance, an owner commenting online said he would challenge anyone to not be impressed with how smart this breed is when it comes to training it for tasks both inside and outside the home. The owner said he’s most impressed with the overall temperament of his puppy that is already serving its master as a watch dog.
A typical Havanese is black or chocolate in color with white markings. Also, dog breeders say there has been few health problems associated with this breed that’s hugely popular in its native Cuba.
Moreover, the Cuban government has honored its breed by celebrating it with images on stamps and other products and services associated with this island nation. In addition, the Havanese Club of America states that the breed is top of the line because of its great intelligence, flashy gait and ability to spring into action thanks to great upper arm strength. Also, the dog is famous for such things as entertaining in circus acts or down on the farm herding small animals.
Overall, the Havanese puppy is one hell of a dog. In fact, the mere mention of having a Havanese in select dog circles is reason for pride, say owners who prize these dogs as a great example of man’s best friend.