Get to know the Havanese
All you need to know about the breed
Toy breeds are often pampered pets, but new owners will want to indulge their Havanese, so delightful is their gentle temperament and ease of maintenance. This diminutive dog with lustrous locks can most always be found in a contented state. Their admirable traits are many, not least of which is that upbeat attitude. They are excellent with children once trained and even strangers are instant friends as far as the Havanese is concerned. A true companion dog, the Havanese bonds strongly with their family. Weighing in at no more than 13 pounds (6kg), this is a dog who will readily jump into your lap for a snuggle or into the car for an errand - as long as everyone comes along. The more, the merrier!
One of the dog’s most charming aspects: their naturally comical nature. Havanese have been used over the years as performing dogs, and present-day Havanese are excellent at agility and obedience competitions, their exuberance a great fit for these contests. And even though fully compliant with the ways and means of the homefront, they have a tendency to turn things in their direction - if they can get away with it.
Well-suited to apartment or suburban dwelling, the Havanese can adapt to most any environment. Indoors is best since they’re definitely not the outdoorsy, let’s-go-for-a-long-hike-type. Alert and very smart, they’ll let you know when danger lurks - it may be just the mailman, but rest assured, your Havanese has everything under control.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Havanese
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