I have been breeding havanese since 1996! I would recommend a Havanese for a first time due to the fact that they are generally quiet (meaning not barky like so many other small breeds) They are very smart and easy to train, they have been previously used as circus dogs performing tricks for patrons of the circus and it SOOO easy to teach them, even after they have passed the "puppy stage" also they do not shed, they are hypo allergenic so if you are concerned about getting hair all over your home/furniture there are no worries with the Havanese. Havanese are also a hardy dog weighing from 8-12 lbs give or take they do not feel "breakable" lol as a chihuahua or yorkie may feel when holding them. They are tough, a few of our momma's can scale an 8 ft brick wall in seconds and even more can climb, yes literally climb one foot one paw one foot one paw etc at a time over our outdoor runs. But they never run away when they do escape they come right over to give wet/muddy kisses.
Answered by duaneculp - 4/22/2013 1:09:16 PM