The Havanese is a small breed that is happy and affectionate.
They are true companions who love to be part of the family. They are
extremely social and will lavish attention on those who lavish attention on
them. Since this breed is odorless and low shedding they are popular
choices for allergy sufferers.
The Havanese is a true delight. They are intelligent, curious,
and playful. This breed thrives on companionship and adores children. The
Havanese are good watch dogs who will alert their family to danger or
visitors. They will look to their family for reassurance before welcoming
strangers. Once they befriend someone they are friends for life.
Does your Havanese bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
The Havanese is a highly devoted breed. They are at their
best in the family environment and do not like to be left alone for extended
periods of time. They get along very well with children and other pets.
The Havanese are neither aggressive nor timid, and do not exhibit a
possessive nature. They truly have an endearing personality that makes them
a lovely house pet.
The Havanese require brushing and combing a minimum of two times per
week although the coat may be clipped for easier care. It is important to
check the eyes and ears regularly and keep them clean. They are susceptible
to genetic eye disease and ear infections. The Havanese need to have their
teeth brushed weekly so early tooth loss is prevented.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
The Havanese is a double-coated breed that is low shedding. The hair
is soft in texture, very long and in great abundance. The Havanese coat has
different types from straight to curly. They come in many colors such as
pure white to cream, black, silver, chocolate, or parti-colored. In the
adult Havanese the coat reaches a length of 6-8 inches.
The Havanese is always eager to learn. They do well in both
agility and obedience. They also love to swim and enjoy many water sports.
They take great delight in being the center of attention and with their
quick wit are easily trained to perform tricks. Their sweet and loving
dispositions make them great therapy dogs. The Havanese, like many toy
breeds, may be difficult to housebreak. It is important to train this breed using firm, fair, consistent and loving direction. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Havanese puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
The Havanese has an energetic nature that requires walking, a
play session, or a swim. However, they do not require an inordinate amount
of exercise. They do well in apartments and also homes with small yards.
Since they are adept at learning tricks, they benefit from this activity.
The Havanese are moderately active indoors but do need toys and social
stimulation so as not to become bored and irritable. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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