Affectionate ~ Gentle ~ Patient
The Havachons are sweet-natured, sassy, playful, and fun dogs known for their spontaneous bursts of bouncy joy and unconditional love. These pups love to cuddle, entertain, and make friends, and they are very fond of canine sports, games, and chew toys. With a Havachon around, boredom is not on the table. These fun pups exude a positive energy that brings on a desire for adventure. Socializing in dog parks, long walks, games of fetch, flyball, trips to the beach, and short hikes are what they crave and ask of their pet parents. The charming Havachons are a designer breed, a cross between a Havanese and a Bichon Frise.Read more
Affectionate, Gentle, Patient
|Adult Weight||9-17 lbs|
|Adult Height||9-15 inches|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Rating||5.0 ( reviews)|
The Havachon, also recognized as the Bichonhavanese and Frise Havanese is a designer cross breed between the Havanese and the Bichon Frise. With little known about the origin of this hybrid cutie, what we do know is both parent breeds are descendants of the ancient Barbichon group making these puppies ideal companion and lap dogs.
Appearance and Grooming
Their coats vary in texture and waviness depending on which parent breed they take after most. Regardless of the parent breed you can be assured that they will have expressive dark eyes with a black nose and tails that curl upwards toward their backs. Their double hypoallergenic coats are shown in white, cream, grey, black, brown, silver and blue. Brushing 3 to 4 days a week in encouraged to keep them from getting tangled and matted. Also regular trimmings and nail clippings should be every 6 to 8 weeks.
The Havachon is an extremely playful and comical little pup that absolutely loves to entertain. They can be considered a class clown of sorts. These dogs are very trusting and loyal and adore being surrounded by family and loved ones.
Family and Companionship
This sweet puppy is extremely family oriented and is suitable perfectly for first time dog owners. Sociable in nature they get along with children and other family pets. They are very alert to unusual noises and strangers, which makes them an excellent watch dog. Though they have a bit of a stubborn and independent streak, they do not like to be alone. These pooches adapt well to any indoor living environment as long as they are socialized well at an early age.
The Havachon will be happy in any activity as long as they are right by your side. It is recommended that they receive daily 30 to 40 minute walks and ample free time to play with their toys in either in a fenced in area or space within the home that allows them room to romp around freely.
Training and Socialization
These dogs have independent tendencies, making it crucial for them to be trained properly at a young age. Their intelligence makes training easier if using a rewards based program with a little of praise and recognition. But do be careful, too much over indulgence and these witty little pooches can be training you. Early socialization will assure that your new puppy is introduced to new sights, sounds and people that will ease any anxiety that may form within this breed in later years.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Havachon is a designer cross breed between a Havanese and a Bichon Frise.
The average height a Havachn is between 9 to 12 inches at the shoulder.
On average the Havachon weighs between 10 to 15 lbs.
This breed is very sweet and affectionate with a lot of energy for such a small dog. They also have a stubborn streak that can become problematic if not corrected at an early age through training and socialization. Most importantly these little ones just love being part of a family.
It is important to take your puppy on a daily walk. 20-30 minutes will be plenty. They will also need active play throughout the day to keep them busy. It is best to have safe toys available for them to play with and chew.
You’ll need to brush your pup at a minimum of a couple of times per week to prevent mattes and tangles. You will also want to get your Havachon on a regular schedule with a professional groomer to keep their coat and nails trimmed.
Yes, they are also referred to as a Frise Havanese and Bichon Havanese.
Their coats are often short with a silky texture. Most Havachon’s have a curly or wavy coat.
The Havachon can be born with a white, black, silver, blue, brown, golden, tan, salt & pepper, cream or gray coat.
The average life expectancy is between 12 to 15 years.
This breed is categorized as hypoallergenic, though it is important to recognize no dog is 100% hypoallergenic. This breed has minimal to no shedding, which makes them an excellent choice for those who suffer from pet allergies.
An F1 is a crossing of a pure breed Havanese with a Pure breed Bichon Frise. An F2 is a cross breed of a two Havachons.
This breed is curious, which makes them quick learners. They are very intelligent and eager to please. With consistency and positive reinforcement your little one will be obeying commands in no time.
The American Kennel Club does not recognize mixed breeds. However, both parent breed are recognized by the AKC.
Havachon’s are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America, Inc. and the International Designer Canine Registry.
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