Sturdy, agile, and vocal. Will give a welcoming bark to strangers. Craves attention. Has a lot of energy. Can handle both heat and cold. Makes a good pet for the first-time dog owner.
Cuba; closely related to the Maltese and Bichon Frise.
Affectionate, playful, clownish, merry, willing to please.
20 to 28cm; 3 to 6.5 kg. All colours and combinations of colours, including champagne and chocolate
Double wavy, undulating, or curly. Fairly high maintenance; needs to be groomed two to four times a week. Professional grooming is optional. Practically non-shedding, but the long hair can tangle and mat all too easily.
PRA, juvenile cataracts, patellar luxation.
Moderate. Energetic but does not need a great deal of room in order to be properly exercised.
Can adapt to any living situation.
Loves everyone, including strangers and young children. Good with other pets.
High; the Havanese will perform on command.