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Havapoo Breed Information

The Havapoo, also referred to as the Poovanese or the Havadoodle, is a designer hybrid breed – a cross between a purebred Havanese and a purebred Miniature or Toy Poodle. Having inherited the charismatic and cuddly personality of the Havanese, and the sharp and agile mindset of the Mini Poodle, the Havapoo is a very popular and very well-equipped dog with a delightful personality. True to its parent breeds, the Havapoo is small in stature with an average weight between 8 to 12 pounds and an average height between 9 to 12 inches, with a small round head, beautiful dark round eyes, a black button nose, endearing floppy ears and a puffy tail. A teddy bear in appearance, the Havapoo has a thick, soft and fluffy coat that can come in a myriad of colors and can vary from wavy to curly. Highly intelligent, cuddly and affectionate with a sunny disposition, the Havapoo makes an excellent companion dog for any lucky family.

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Havanese ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Intelligent, Cuddly, Affectionate ADULT WEIGHT 8-20 lbs ADULT HEIGHT LIFE SPAN 10-14 yrs

Havapoo Characteristics

  • The Havapoos make excellent companion dogs for large and small families with or without children, singles and seniors
  • Loving, playful and sociable, the Havadoodles make fast friends with everyone they meet – they are friendly with children of all ages, dogs, cats, other household pets and even strangers
  • The Havapoo (Poovanese or Havadoodle) is confortable in both hot and cold climates
  • The Havadoodle puppies are easy to train, groom and love, they are eager to please and they love to learn – the Havapoo pups are excellent for first time pet owners
  • Hypoallergenic Havapoo coat with minimal to no shedding
  • The Havapoo puppies are highly adaptable – they feel equally at home in a country side farm as well as in a city apartment

Havapoo Breeders

Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life starts in the beginning. It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising an Havapoo puppy properly. Only the nation's best Havapoo breeders can provide the best quality of life. Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our breeders. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential.

The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations. We only align ourselves with Havapoo breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment.

Havapoo Appearance

True to its parent breeds, the Havapoo (Havadoodle or Poovanese) embodies the small size of both the Havanese breed and the Mini or Toy Poodle breed, with an average weight between 8 to 12 pounds and an average height between 9 to 12 inches. With a small round head, beautiful dark round expressive eyes, a tiny black button nose, endearing floppy ears and a cute puffy tail, the Havapoo is a highly sought-after designer breed and it’s easy to see why. The Havapoo coat is hypoallergenic with minimal to no shedding, varies in length from medium to long and in appearance from wavy to curly. The Havapoo dog can have a short and curly Poodle coat, a long and silky Havanese coat, or it can have a perfectly balanced combination of both. The thick, soft and fluffy Havapoo coat can come in a myriad of colors that are most commonly black and blue, silver, chocolate, white, fawn, silver and gold, apricot, blue, brown, gray, cream or various color combinations.


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Havapoo Temperament

The Havapoos (Havadoodles or Poovanese) have adoring personalities, their nature is caring and loyal, they lack aggression and are very cuddly, and they make wonderful companion pets for children of all ages as well as for singles and seniors. Playful, friendly and with a delightful personality, the Havapoo loves playtime with kids, is an attention seeker and adores performing and entertaining the people around it. Easy to adapt and moderately active, the Poovanese thrives in a country side farm as well as in a city apartment as long as it is by its family’s side. The Havapoo is highly intelligent, loves to be mentally stimulated and to learn new tricks, is easy to groom and simple to train, and is an excellent companion for first time pet owners. The Havadoodle is a sunny and charismatic dog who loves to cuddle, loves the center of attention and most importantly loves its family. Loving and highly devoted, the Havapoos are family-oriented pups who are known to form life long bonds.

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Havapoo History

During the 1990’s in the United States, when designer hybrid breeds started to emerge and become very popular, breeders aimed to gift the world with a new hybrid breed (the Havapoo – Havadoodle or Poovanese), one that would inherit a perfectly balanced combination of the best qualities of two amazing and highly popular breeds. By crossing a purebred Havanese with a purebred Miniature or Toy Poodle, the breeders aimed to create a Havapoo dog with the hypoallergenic coat and exceptional intelligence of the Poodle breed and the charismatic and sunny nature of the Havanese breed. Although the exact origins of the Havapoo breed are unknown, we can take a look back at the history of the Havanese breed and the Poodle breed to better understand the designer hybrid breed.

A dog for kings and queens, the Havanese (also known as” the Havana Silk Dog”) has known a life of luxury as a companion pet for royal families and aristocrats. Its intelligence, cuddly looks and colorful personality have earned the Havanese the love of the Cuban people and the title of “National Dog of Cuba”. From Cuba, the Havanese quickly spread out across Europe and the United States and just as quickly became very popular. Greatly loved around the world, with admirers like Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens and Ernest Hemingway, the Havanese breed has seen a rise in popularity throughout history.

The elegant and clever Poodle, who now holds second place as most intelligent dog, has been depicted in paintings and other artworks since the 13th century across Europe. Highly intelligent, hardworking, an excellent hunting retriever, proud, agile and elegant, the Poodle has been a favorite at royal courts throughout history, being especially adored at the King’s Court in France during the 18th century.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Havapoo? This hybrid is the offspring of the Poodle and Havanese.

This hybrid is the offspring of the Poodle and Havanese. On average Havapoo’s will reach between 8 to 15 inches in height at full grown and weigh between 7 to 30 lbs.

What is the lifespan of a Havapoo? The average lifespan of a Havapoo is between 10 to 15 years.

Is the Havapoo a pure breed? No, but both the Poodle and Havanese parents are.

Do Havapoo’s bark a lot? These dogs are not known for their barking, but they do require a lot of stimulation and play. If they get easily bored they may develop a habit of barking. It is important to keep them well exercised and busy with safe toys.

How much exercise will my Havapoo require? They are filled with energy and love to be on the go so they will need a good hour of exercise and active play each day. It is best to split up the hour into walks and backyard (or indoor) play.

Do Havapoo’s require a lot of space? These are not large dogs and they easily adapt to their environment. They are just as happy in a small apartment as they are in a large home so long as they are able to get out for adequate exercise and activity. A local dog park is a good option for free play and socialization.

What type of coat will my Havapoo have? As with any mixed breed the coat and appearance will depend on which parent breed the dog takes on the most. Some Havapoo’s will have long and wavy coats, taking on more of a Havenese appearance and others will have thick, curly coats like their Poodle parent.

How often will my Havapoo need to be groomed? You’ll want to brush your Havapoo daily to keep their coat from getting matted or tangled, especially if you like to keep their coat a little longer. Professional grooming is recommended to keep their coat and skin healthy, nails clipped and ears cleaned every 6 to 8 weeks.

Is the Havapoo easily trainable? Having two intelligent parent breeds makes training a fairly simple process for the Havapoo. These designer hybrids thrive on positive reinforcement so be sure to be consistent and offer praise whenever they do something right. Socialization and familiarity is a big part of successfully training this dog so make sure to start introducing them to new people, places and pets at a young age.

What color will my Havapoo be? Havapoo’s can be born in a variety of colors. The most common include brown, grey, tan, white or black. They can be solid in color, or have a mix of markings.

Does the Havapoo also go by other names? Yes. You most commonly will hear the Havapoo also referred to as the Poovanese, Havadoodle, or Island Mini Doodle.

What organizations and clubs are the Havapoo recognized? This hybrid mix is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Designer Breed Registry, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and the International Designer Canine Registry.

How much money will I spend taking care of a Havapoo? You can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $2000 on average annually. This cost includes food, vaccines, toys, crate, leash, and other expenses such as grooming your little one might need.

How much will I need to feed my Havapoo? While your Havapoo is still growing you will need to feed them about 1 cup of dry high quality nutritious dog food daily. This is best divided into two separate meals per day, most often in the morning and evening. For Havapoo’s weighing 30 pounds or more, you can give 1.5 to two cups of food per day.

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