The Havanese is a
fairly unknown race and belongs to the Bichon family.
The breed is originally from the Mediterranean region and is brought by
Italians and/or Spaniards to
South America where in Cuba the breed was further developed.
The Havanese are small companion dogs and are known for their nice
They are very kind to children, cats and other species.
They are dogs that love to cuddle and pampered but will not intrude
They are cheerful, gentle and very easy dogs. They are very intelligent
and easy to educate.
They are not suitable to be long alone without company. They can be
alone for a few hours but not whole days.
They prefer to be with you and go along everywhere.
They are very sensitive to the moods of their owners. Playing being a
clown if you are sad and stand by your side if you are sick.
Happy if you are happy with their "big smile" on their mounts.
They also know when they did something naughty and a little word is
enough to correct them.
The coat from the Havanese is almost odourless and does not shed. De
The coat of an adult Havanese does take 'much' maintenance.
It is important to regularly brushing out the loose from the coat
otherwise they get nasty tangles.
Ears need to be picked regularly and also the nails need to be clipped
The fur remains at its best if it is washed regularly.
The hair hanging for the eyes can be fastened with a pin or rubber so
it reduce the chance
of an eye inflammation. It can be clipped but this is not preferred.
A Havanese is approximately 23-27 cm high (21-29 is allowed)
it weights approximately between 5 and 8 kilo (females 5-6 kg and males
standard from the Havanese according to FCI: FCI Havanese Havanese are in many kind
of colours and are changing with age. See the
pictures of Kensho at young age and few months older.