The Havanese is a gentle reserved little dog that is absolutely devoted to their owners. These dogs love to play although are very sensitive.
These small dogs can become upset rather easily, and will stand off around strangers. Will always be responsive and playful with their owners.
Good with Children:
Easy to Train:
Good with Other Pets:
Size: 23-28 cm (9-11 in)
Weight: 3-6 kg (6.5-13 lb)
Coat: Silky and soft with waves or slight curls. Full bodied with an undercoat
Lifespan: 14 years
The Havanese loves to be around people and really does enjoy a good long play session. These dogs are described as being lively, gentle, affectionate, responsive, friendly, sensitive and outgoing.
These dogs have medium exercise requirements and love nothing more than to play at home. One or two short walks with a good play session at home will keep these lovely little dogs satisfied and content.
Owners: Friendly, loving, warm and devoted towards their owners.
Children: Are really good around children.
Other Pets: Great around other small pets including cats.
Strangers: Cautious and restrained around strangers.
Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are known to be friendly around other dogs, will be looking to play.
What to Watch Out For
These small dogs love to be around people and are devoted to their owners, they might suffer from separation problems. If no-one is at home for long periods then this might not be the breed for you.
I am pleased to say that there are only three things to take note of here; patellar luxation, cataracts and hypothyroidism.
The dogs long fur can bring in mud and dirt from outside into your home and needs brushing on a daily basis to prevent mats from forming.
As you can see in the photos, the dog has long hair around the face, this really does need to be clipped short or tied back to allow the dog to see clearly.
The perfect match for the Havanese would be a gentle caring owner that will enjoy grooming and playing with this sensitive and rather active little dog.