Havanese Puppies For Sale
Affectionate, Cheerful, Gentle, Intelligent, Loyal, Responsive, Social
|Adult Weight||7-13 lbs|
|Adult Height||9-12 in|
|Life Expectancy||12-14 yrs|
|Rating||5.0 (50 reviews)|
Bred as a companion dog to the Cuban Aristocracy during the 1500’s, and named after the Capital of its origin, the Havanese, also referred to as “the silk dog” would become the national emblem of Cuba. Now almost extinct in its founding country, the Havanese was brought to United States during the Cuban revolution in 1959 when only 11 dogs were left to save the breed from extinction. Since then the breed has thrived throughout the United States and Europe. These highly trainable and companion driven dogs make for a perfect family pet.
Appearance and Grooming
A small and sturdy gait with dark almond shaped eyes and a full muzzle this breed will never appear fragile. Despite its silky coat and minimal shedding, routine grooming is an absolute necessity for this dog breed. With its common coloring of black, blue, brown, gray, silver and white most owners opt for a shorter cut for easier maintenance. Though these puppies can also wear their hair long, they will require added brushing several times a week, if not daily and regular trims every 3 to 4 weeks.
This toy dog breed is friendly, playful, alert and intelligent with a sweet, non-quarrelsome disposition. Aggressive behavior and shyness is not common in these dogs and should be corrected immediately if necessary. They are the most happy when they are with their owner as they form a special bond and a high level of attachment to the person they spend the most time with. Though, they prefer to stay at home, given the chance they also love to run around outdoors.
Family and Companionship
With the earned title of, “Velcro Dog” you must believe that this loyal little canine will never leave your side. They are needy dogs who are keen on lots of affection and play. Perfect for a family with children or other active pets, as they love little clowning around and spreading their affection to their adopted family and everyone they meet.
This small purebred needs light to moderate exercise each day. A short walk or some indoor play each day will ensure your puppy is getting all of the exercise that they need. Be careful not to over exercise this little bundle of energy, as much as it will love to keep up, too much exertion is not good for its tiny frame.
Training and Socialization
Even though this highly intelligent and over eager pooch is a fast learner, they still need patience and gentle guidance as their pride can be easily hurt if scolded to harshly. Practicing praise and creating a treat based reward system will result in both a happy puppy and a happy owner.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Havanese is part of the Bichon canine family, but they are a pure breed on their own. They are short-legged with a sturdy gait.
The height ranges of a Havanese are between 8-1/2 to 11-1/2 inches with weight ranges from 7 to 13 lbs.
The Havanese has a double coat of soft hair, both in outer and undercoat. The hair is very long and profuse, shown completely natural. Their coats can range from straight to curly. On average the adult coat reaches a length of 6 to 8 inches.
The Havanese is recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the United Kennel Club (UKC), the Original Havanese Club (OHC), the American Kennel Club and the American Rare Breed Association.
No. The Havanese is a non-shedding dog.
It is not a requirement of this breed to have professional grooming, though many owners still opt to have this done every 2 to 3 months. They will need regular brushing of their coats a few times per week to eliminate and prevent tangles and mats. Also, regular eye, ear, and teeth care are required. Nails need to be trimmed every couple of weeks.
Some Havanese will bark more than others. This is something that can be curbed when they are young and properly socialized. For the most part they are quiet dogs that are on high alert. They will let you know any time someone is approaching your home or if something is amiss, which makes them excellent watch dogs.
Yes. A fun fact is that the Havanese is known as a “velcro” dog and likes to stick close to his owner’s side, wherever they go.
The average lifespan is between 14 to 16 years.
Yes, the Havanese is considered to be very intelligent and very easy to train. However, they can take longer to house train than some breeds their size. Consistency and patience along with positive reinforcement is paramount to their success.
Yes. The Havanese is very good with children of all ages. They are energetic and playful which makes them excellent playmates and companions.
Yes. Havanese’s are also known as Havana Silk Dogs, Havs, and the Havanese Cuban Bichon.
Overall the Havanese does very well with dogs, cats, and other pets in the home. Because they have an energetic and fun loving personality they will likely want to play with the other animals in the house, and usually coexist peacefully.
This breed has a moderate energy level. They enjoy playing or going for walks, but they don't have intense activity requirements. A short daily stroll along with some active indoor or outdoor play will be enough to keep these little ones fit and healthy.
The daily recommended amount for the Havanese is based on the average weight and activity level of your little one. In general, a diet consisting of high quality nutritious dog food ranging from a ½ to 1 cup per day is adequate. This should be split into two separate meals each day.
Sammy is the cutest dog! As a first time dog owner, I was nervous about picking a dog without visiting him in person - but the premierpups team was good and he was delivered 4 days after purchasing him, in good health! I was also happy to have all his paperwork. I appreciate they make themselves a resource for all the questions and concerns you likely have during the first few days. I’m recommending premierpups to all my friends - they clearly know their stuff especially about small breeds. And havaneses are the best - Sammy has a great temperament so far :)
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Pebbles (formerly Estela) came to us in April 2020 I was worried about the “virtual” purchase but I did my research and Premier Pups process made everything so easy with answering any questions to step by step instructions when she arrived. Taking delivery of Pebbles during the COVID mess with airline flights I prepared myself to drive to Ohio to pick her up. But Mike with Premier Pups flew a private charter to Florida with Pebbles along with a few of her furry friends. She arrived happy, healthy and full of energy! That’s excellent customer service not only with the delivery Premier Pups even continued to check in with me to see how Pebbles was doing. I had a great experience and would not hesitate to recommend and use Premier Pups in the future! Here’s a picture of her 1st birthday along with her favorite Yak chew stick!
We've bought 2 puppies from Premier Pups and we are very happy with them. I would encourage anyone who is in the market for a new puppy to buy from them. Each time was an outstanding experience for our family and our new fluffy additions!
We were very hesitant to adopt from this company. Worried about puppy mill puppies and sick puppies. After I spoke with premier finance, I felt better and used his recommendation to help us pick a puppy. The team members handled all of the puppies every day and were able to give insight on esch puppies personality. We were nervous about the flight but decided to go ahead with adoption. From the pick up from the airport, transition to home, follow up phone calls from premier it was a wonderful experience. Our vet felt she was very healthy and well socialized.
We were looking for a four legged friend to complete our family. Coming from a family that has Yorkies, I was looking for something small. I researched small breeds and came to the conclusion that a havenese pup would be perfect. I found premier pups durning my search and feel in love with Joyce now Hazel. She has been perfect since we brought her home. She is well socialized but likes her independence. She barely barks or whines. We are absolutely in love. We will be returning to pick out a friend for her as soon as she is potty trained!
It's now been two years since we got Rafi! I have to say, he's the best dog -- smart as all get out, energetic, loving, a protector, and just the "thing" that was missing in our family! We settled on a Havanese because of allergies and we also wanted a smaller dog. He was only 2 lbs 4 oz when we got him and now he's just over 11 lbs. He does not shed at all and was not too difficult to train. Thank you for sending the best pup to us!
i purchased oreo for my birthday in August. He was so adorable and friendly when i brought him home. he is perfect for me because he loves to cuddle and is very much so a "velcro" dog. We get compliments on him every time we leave the house and he soaks up the attention. I recommend premier pups to everyone that i know is looking for a puppy and im thinking about getting a second puppy but oreo likes being the only child for now