What do I need to know about Havanese  dogs?


Havanese  are very affectionate and happy dogs This is always called as “ Havana Silk Dog” because the coat is either straight or way , while it is double – coated  ,feels like fine- silky by touching these puppies. The Havanese breed is very active, intelligent and trainable which makes them ideal for the guardian who wants a small dog with excellent temperament. The Havanese puppies are small and their long coats are hypoallergenic which make them the ideal pets for allergic patient. A peculiar attribute of  Havanese are highly spirited, presumptuous, and highly sociable dogs that makes them very adaptable to the environment.

Where did the Havanese breed Originate?

Havanese  progeny is the national dog of Cuba. A breed of the Bichon type, Havanese are believed to be toppled from the Blanquito de la Habana which means, “  a little white  dog of Havana”. Crossbreeding of Bichon and Blanquito eventually resulted in a new progeny by name Havanese. Havanese at a glance:

Size Weight Range:

Male-8-13 lbs

Female-9-12 lbs.

Height Male-11 inches.

Female-10 inches.

Bred for Companionship
Coat Length: Medium.

Traits: Straight

Colors: Combination of all colors with white mixed.

Grooming Needs high care
Energy level Highly enthusiastic
Longevity range 10-15 yrs
Social/ Attention needs High
Tendency to Bark High
Tendency to Snore Low
Exercise Requirements 20-40 minutes/ day.


The adult Havanese coat reaches a length of  six to eight inches approximately. Havanese generally starts to mature once they reach the age of 1 year, but alternatively they grow to full size around 6 to 8 months from their birth.


More to explore about Havanese:

Havanese dogs is an old progeny from the Bichon Family. Originally, Tenerife dogs came to Cuba along with the Spanish Farmers and noblemen in the early 1500s.These dogs developed into the Havanese with little outside influence. In Havana, the breed became a family pet. By the 18th century, the Europeans inhabiting in the Havana discovered this breed. This little puppy became a great predominant among the Spanish, British and French nobility.

With Castro’ s revolution, some of the Cubans deserted into   The United States brought their Havanese with them, which became the foundation stock of this breed today.

Life with Havanese:

Havanese needs a lot of people for interaction. Basically this breed is a attraction seeker which always wishes to be with its owner. They do make kennel inhabitation rather prefer living with their owners. They are hyperactive dogs and enjoy learning tricks and playing games with their owners. They seek socialization to prevent them from becoming diffident to strangers. The behavioral attributes of this breed differs a lot from the other breeds. Havanese becomes good family pets for small children, elderly people and other peoples of all ages. They are very affectionate, caring and not troublesome. This breed requires brushing and combing three times or more in a week to ensure a mat- free coat. They do not require Trimming. Havanese are incredibly friendly with everyone and it needs a compatible place  to live with its owner.