Havanese

Havanese

This happy, curious dog gets along with children, strangers, and other pets. It is willing to please, but may be vocal.

Breed Overview

Originating during the ancient times in Cuba, this toy dog is used for a lapdog, performer, and companion. These small fluffy dogs enjoy being the center of attention, they are happy, curious, playful, and affectionate towards children, strangers, dogs, and all other pets. They are willing to please anyone and everyone and are quick learners. They are quite energetic and require daily exercise, however a simple walk or good play session is plenty for them. They are excellent companions for singles, families, city dwellers, and seniors. They should have their coats brushed two to four times per week because their loose hairs tangle in the outer hairs if not brushed. Although it is a fluffy dog, they are non-shedders.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 8.5-11.5"
Weight: 7-13 lb
Lifespan: 12-14 years

Breed Traits

Affectionate, Busy, Playful,

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