The Havanese

The Havanese

Description:

A keen observer if there ever was one, the Havanese love to find a relatively high place on the furniture and observe your activities from there. They do however, expect you to return the favour and dedicate all your attention and time to them- no one loves being the centre of attention as much as the Havanese.  This eager to please trait makes them very easy to train though you might experience some difficulty in house-breaking them. The Havanese breed thrive on human companionship; don’t leave them alone for too long.

The Havanese make for good watchdogs as well. They bark when they sense a stranger and will look to you for a signal for whether they should go and make friends with the stranger or continue barking! Even though they are completely attached to their owner and won’t leave their side for the world, the Havanese do need their share of exercise. A daily walk or a nice run in the yard is more than enough. For their indoor activity, you could buy them a squeaky toy, which will help channel their indoor energy in a positive direction.

If you have children or other pets at home and are looking for an addition to your family, the Havanese is your best bet. Good with children of all ages, they also adapt well to other dogs or cats you might have in the house.

 

Appearance:

Average Height-

 

Identifying Features-

 

Average Weight-

7-16 lbs

 

Care & Health:

– Major concerns: none

– Minor concerns: patellar luxation

– Occasionally seen: PRA, otitis externa, cataract

– Suggested tests: knee, eye

– Average Life span: 12 – 14 years

– Grooming: The Havanese don’t shed a lot. This often means that the dead hair get caught in the outer layer of the fur. You’re advised to brush the coat for around 10 minutes every day to avoid matting and tangles.

 

History:

Going by the name, it’s not difficult to guess where the Havanese comes from! The Havanese are the national dogs of Cuba and were a symbol of status and wealth in the 16th century. The Havanese were brought to the United States in 1959, when the wealthy fled to America during the Cuban Revolution. An interesting piece of trivia- the Havanese were one of the 11 breeds that were used to re-build the breed in America.

Admitted to the AKC in 1995, their popularity ranked 37th out of 157 in 2007.

 

 

 

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