Havanese Breed Information

The Havanese is an incredibly popular breed which is part of the toy group of dogs. They are quite well known for being perfect lap dogs or companion dogs for those who prefer to have a small pet due to space constraints or preferences. Like many other lap dogs, the Havanese was a sign of wealth and luxury in Cuba. Its name follows the capital city of Havana.

Havanese Weight, Size, & Other Physical Characteristics

The Havanese is a small dog, often weighing no more than 7-13 lbs.

It features a very prominent tail that often curls over backwards and a luxurious coat which makes this dog very popular for those who love cute, beautiful pups that can be groomed. The Havanese likely share ancestry with breeds such as the Bichon Frise and Maltese, which is not hard to believe given the similarity in appearances. Nonetheless, it is a recognized breed in its own right. Like those breeds, the Havanese is hypoallergenic.


Havanese Temperament

Like many of the lap dogs that have been bred over hundreds of years, the Havanese displays excellent social skills and affectionate qualities that make them a very beloved breed. They are very friendly towards children and get along well with other pets. Because they were bred to be kept indoors and serve no particular labor purpose, they do not require a great deal of exercise and are perfect for owners who live in an apartment or prefer a dog with lower energy levels.

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