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Havanese Puppies

Affectionate ~ Cheerful ~ Intelligent ~ Loyal ~ Social

Havanese puppies are happy, clever and sweet dogs equipped with a sharp intelligence and an affectionate nature. Their need to be in the center of attention and their love for entertaining will have the Havanese dog perform tricks in exchange for laughs and treats. A member of the Toy group, the Havanese breed is small in stature, with an average weight between 7 to 13 pounds and an average height between 9 to 12 inches, with a sturdy body covered in a gorgeous long silky coat, with beautiful dark almond eyes, cute floppy ears and a fluffy tail curled over the back.

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BREED INFORMATION

HAVANESE


Temperament

Affectionate, Cheerful, Intelligent, Loyal, Social

Adult Weight 7-13 lbs
Adult Height 9-12 in
Life Expectancy 12-14 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
Maintenance    
Low High
Training    
Easy Hard
Shedding    
Min Max
Adaptability    
Easy Hard
Active    
Low High

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.

Temperament

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.

Exercise

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.

REVIEWS

HAVANESE


Date: 8/8/2016
Name: Bailey (Aka Germaine )
Breed: Havanese
Client: Sandra Jackson
Loc: Hagerstown,Md 21740

I can honesty say that I was kind of sceptical at first about picking a dog on line, but my experience with Adorable pups, have really changed my whole outlook on the idea. They are an excellent facility, very clean, very knowledgeable, and very very helpful with my experience with them, they genuinely care about the puppies they have there, and the follow up on my baby made me realize they aren't just any fly by night place. I am very happy with my baby, he seems very happy and healthy and that's what it's all about. I would most definitely get another puppy from them and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to adopt, a happy healthy puppy, Thank you Adorable pups for everything.

Date: 4/12/2020
Name: Betty White
Breed: Havanese
Client: Natalie Johnson
Loc: New Orleans, LA

I’ve heard great things about Havanese and how they are loving, loyal and most importantly easy to train!! Within 8 days of having Betty she was ringing the bell to go potty!! Of course she has had accidents even just days ago, but she’s so smart and catches on to anything!! She’s everything our family was missing!!! The process with premier pups was easy. I was nervous up until the day we picked her up at the airport but so glad I looked past the fact that I was buying a puppy without actually meeting it first!! I’d buy another one bc she’s that wonderful!! If you’re on the fence...get off of it and buy a puppy! Preferably a Havanese!!

Date: 2/9/2021
Name: Farrah/Stella and Tango/Stanley
Breed: Havanese
Client: Christina knowles
Loc: Kinzers, PA

I was looking for a small breed and I seen Havanese ?? I purchased 2 pups from premier and could be happier. The process is easy, the customer service is wonderful and they give you everything you need for a happy healthy pup... in my case 2 pups. The pups are so much fun to watch and cuddle. Thank you for everything ??

Date: 7/7/2020
Name: Bailey formerly Bonnie
Breed: Havanese
Client: Michele Linton
Loc: Oviedo Florida

We were very apprehensive about purchasing a puppy this way but it was a great experience. The staff is there for you always to answer questions. We got her on 3/25/20 (my husbands birthday) And we were concerned about how she would handle the flight but when we picked her up she just wanted out of the crate. She didn’t get sick in it and had no accidents in it. When we got home she had the zoomies and adjusted so well to her new life. She is the sweetest puppy ever you can tell she was handled and loved prior to coming to our home. I would definitely recommend them.

Date: 10/26/2020
Name: Granger - Now Max
Breed: Havanese
Client: Beth Pilkinton
Loc: Lebanon, TN

Our precious pup Max is such a joy. We’ve had him for 10 days and he’s almost pad trained. He’s extremely healthy and playful. He loves to jump into our arms and be cuddled. Thanks for our precious baby!!!

Date: 7/22/2020
Name: Brittany
Breed: Havanese
Client: Kathy
Loc: Centerville, Ohio

We picked up Sunny (Brittany) one week ago and we are in love! We surprised our kids with her and they are in heaven! She is so sweet and so much fun! She struggled some with eating the hard food so we have really appreciated all the support from Premier Pups!

Date: 12/25/2020
Name: Mollie
Breed: Havanese
Client: Jacqueline Jacobs
Loc: Saline MI

Mollie is the sweetest dog and the perfect addition to our 3 kid household. She is right in the tumble of 6 and 7 year old boys, sweet and playful. We couldn’t ask for a better pup.

Date: 1/16/2021
Name: Georgie (formerly Reese)
Breed: Havanese
Client: Kate
Loc: Villa Hills, Kentucky

We hadn’t had a dog in over 10 years. Our kids asked constantly for the past few years. My husband, Brad, and I were so apprehensive to get a dog. I researched breeds and breeders. When I found Premier Pups, I knew we were getting a dog!!! Then, when I came across Georgie (Reese), I fell completely in love! Brad did, too! Premier Pups answered all our questions and we knew we were making the right decision. Georgie has been a dream dog, too! She fits in perfectly with our family. Thank you, Premier Pups!!

Date: 1/24/2021
Name: Peaches
Breed: Havanese
Client: Ila Frasquillo
Loc: Bremerton, WA

This is our little girl Peaches (Catalina) in her Hawaiian dress. We want to thank Premier Pups for all they did for us to have her. They had so many obstacles to climb because of Corvid-19 and most planes were not flying. But we did get her and the service was fantastic. They checked on her, made sure they answered ALL our messages. I would purchase another puppy from them in a heart beat. THEY ARE FANTASTIC. Thank you so much.

Date: 2/23/2021
Name: Pebbles
Breed: Havanese
Client: Carol Carne
Loc: Lithia, Florida

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!

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