Facts About the Havanese Breed
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In this article we are going to look at the characteristics of the Havanese breed. This breed is popular around the world. Today the Havanese is the 25th most popular breed in the United States according to the AKC.

The havanese s a dog breed of the Bischon type. The cute Havanese is a Toy breed which is exceptionally well suited to a family with children. If you want a small dog that’s also easy-going, the Havanese may be right for you. Although mostly havanese is a good family dog, it is also trainable to do many things such as pick up a newspaper. The Havanese may be one of the easiest dogs to train due to its intelligence, but it still needs instruction. The Havanese can be a good watchdog but poor guard dog because of the small size. If your Havanese grows up around water, he or she can be a good swimmer.


Havanese can be mildly stubborn and manipulative. Though peaceful and gentle with everyone (humans and other pets), the Havanese can be conservative with strangers. Strangely our Havanese like certain strangers and will lick them on the face even though she never will lick myself and my wife on the face (just on the hands). The Havanese is happy to cuddle beside you indoors. If you want a small dog that’s also easy-going, the Havanese may be right for you.

Care of Havanese

Havanese are generally a healthy breed. Although energetic, the Havanese can have her[popup_product] exercise [/popup_product] needs met with a short walk or a good play session. The coat of a Havanese can be silky or wavy. A Havanese can be trained to use a litter box or go on a disposable mat, which can greatly reduce issues with housebreaking. The kneecaps of the Havanese can easily get knocked out of place, a condition known as “luxating patellas, although our own Havanese has never had a problem.

It should be noted that Havanese can live 15 years or longer, so an adult dog will still be a part of your family for a long time to come. But once it gets older, the Havanese may suffer from cataracts.

The skin of aging Havanese may become thinner and more fragile, with less strength and elasticity. Light-coated Havanese may get discoloured hair near the eyes and mouth.


Havanese grooming is an important part of owning one of these cute toy dogs.

Havanese grooming is not hard but there are important details that should be kept in mind.

Havanese can wear a topknot or small braids to keep the hair out of their eyes during everyday activities.

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