Havanese

  • Size

    Toy/Small
  • Height

    Males – 9 to 11.5 inches at the withers
    Females – 8.5 to 10 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 8 to 13 pounds
    Females – 7 to 12 pounds
  • Coat

    Long
  • Color

    Any colors and marking pattern
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

    Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

The only native breed of Cuba, the Havanese is a happy,outgoing dog with a friendly disposition. Originally, this sturdy toy breed was a pampered lap dog of the aristocracy. Later, his role evolved into that of a family companion, watchdog, child’s playmate, and poultry herder. With his intelligence, trainability and affectionate, nonaggressive temperament, the Havanese is an ideal family dog. The breed’s hypoallergenic coat does not shed but requires regular grooming.

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