From all the literature I have read and researched, I believe that Havanese were bred simply as companions and to give as gifts. That is why the were considered a dog of the aristocrats. That is also why many of them were killed after the Cuban Revolution when Castro seized power. To truly find out what this breed's "job" was you would probably have to research its origin breeds. A good starting point would be Bichon. My dog seems to love to hunt moles. He has an excellent sense of smell and will track them from hill to hill and when he hears one, he will start to dig feverishly. I have seen him catch one digging out of a mole hill. My dog approached quickly, stopped and stayed motionless for a couple of minutes and when the mole surfaced, he pounced and grabbed the mole. He shook it violently and released. Sorry if the detail is too gory, but hope this helps.
Answered by Anonymous - 1/10/2012 3:24:58 PM