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Havanese

The Havanese is a small, sturdy, short-legged dog. Its unique gait is exceptionally lively and springy, accentuating the dog’s happy nature. The coat is double, with both under and outer coat soft. The profuse outer coat is very long, reaching 6 to 8 inches in length, and ranges from straight to curly, with wavy preferred. The curly coat is allowed to cord. The expression is gentle.

Havanese have a quiet and gentle disposition, but enjoy rowdy play sessions. They are affectionate, preferring to be at their owner’s side or in the same room, and will alert their owner to approaching strangers. They enjoy the company of other Havanese. They are intelligent, easy to train and attentive to their handler. Havanese have an alert, gentle expression produced by the combination of large dark eyes, dropped ears, long fur and an endearing habit of tilting their head when listening.


History

The Havanese, also known as the “Bichon Havanais” (or ‘Habanero’), and the “Havana Silk Dog”, the Havanese breed is thought to be descended from the Old World Bichon types of small companion dogs, such as the often-painted Italian Bichon of Bologna (the Bolognese) or the Maltese. Over the centuries, interesting variations developed into separate breeds around major port cities of the Spanish Empire. The Havanese breed is the Bichon of Cuba. All published theories of their origin and development seem based on speculation, but it is certain that they were always a small breed which was exclusively owned by the higher social classes.

 
Breed Information

Other names

Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer

Origin

Havanese 1  Cuba

Breed Group

Toy (AKC:1996)

Companion (UKC)

Size

Small

Type

Purebred

Life span

14-16 years

Temperament

Affectionate

Companionable

Gentle

Intelligent

Playful

Responsive

Height

8-11 inches (20-28 cm)

Weight

7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)

Colors

Black

Blue

Brown

Gray

Silver

White

Litter Size

1-9 puppies, average 4

Puppy Price

Average $800 – $1200 USD

Source: DogBreedListinfo.org

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