Breed Characteristics

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.

Is the Havanese allowed as a pet in a Singapore HDB flat?

Yes

FCI Group

The Havanese belongs to the Companion and Toy Dogs in the FCI grouping.

AKC Group

The Havanese is classified under the Toy group in the AKC grouping.

Havanese

Origin

Cuba; closely related to the Maltese and Bichon Frise.



Original Purpose

Lapdog, companion.

Behaviour and Temperament

Affectionate, playful, clownish, merry, willing to please.

What are some Physical Features of the Havanese?

20 to 28cm; 3 to 6.5 kg. All colours and combinations of colours, including champagne and chocolate

Coat Type and Recommended Grooming

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.



Life Expectancy of the Havanese

12 to 15 years.

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Health Concerns

PRA, juvenile cataracts, patellar luxation.

Exercise Needs

Moderate. Energetic but does not need a great deal of room in order to be properly exercised.

Housing

Can adapt to any living situation.



Sociability

Loves everyone, including strangers and young children. Good with other pets.

Trainability

High; the Havanese will perform on command.

Recommended Activities

Obedience, agility.



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