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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: 11/21/2021
Name: Lily was Catalina Lola was Carolina
Breed: Havanese
Client: veneita glynn
Loc: Plant City, Fl

We are in love💓💓

Date: 12/27/2021
Name: West (formerly Condado)
Breed: Havanese
Client: Leslie
Loc: Tacoma, WA

West is the best puppy ever! He is loving, intelligent, loves to snuggle and is my little shadow and best friend for life.

Date: 2/5/2020
Name: Champ (Guapo)
Breed: Havanese
Client: Leesa Blank
Loc: Frostburg, MD

We brought Champ (Guapo) home one week ago today! The entire experience from purchasing to bringing him to his forever home was wonderful. Anytime I called with a question whoever answered the phone was extremely helpful and friendly. We received a video after he was ours and someone has checked on him frequently! We would highly recommend Premier Pups to our family and friends!

Date: 6/25/2020
Name: Brian Ceglarski
Breed: Havanese
Client: Brian Ceglarski
Loc: NH

The adoption of our little guy was very smooth. We got our guy home and he's been the best puppy. He was potty trained within about 4 weeks. I highly recommend PremierPups. In fact, we just put in a bid for another puppy.

Date: 7/1/2020
Name: Milo (was Bobby)
Breed: Havanese
Client: Tracey
Loc: New Albany, Ohio

Milo became a member of our family in March of 2020. He has brought us so much joy! His temperament, and demeanor is just perfect! We love him so much! We have even considered a sibling! We had a great experience with Premier Pups!

Date: 12/27/2021
Name: Holly (formerly “Alona”)
Breed: Havanese
Client: Jane Pellegrini
Loc: Fremont, NH

We welcomed Holly into our family on 12/23/21 and we’ve been in love every since! She came to us in excellent health and had already adjusted well to her new family! Premier Pups has been very easy to deal with and easy to communicate with. Overall, a great experience.

Date: 5/2/2021
Name: Mochi ( aka Carolina )
Breed: Havanese
Client: Suthasinee Sanprasert
Loc: Salem, MA 01970

Too many time with the scam, lost money lost hope, until I found this website and decided that I am going to pick her up. 15 hours of diving feel nothing as soon as she’s in my arms ..... nothing can describe .. she became a light of our family and bring all the joys for us since. Now she’s 7 1/2 months, we still can’t believe that she’s us . I wanted to thanks all of you that there for real .. Mochi is healthy and just had her first period... ^_^. She’s a young woman now.

Date: 9/21/2021
Name: FiFi formally called Cassie
Breed: Havanese
Client: Ann-Marie Lewis
Loc: New York, NY

This is our second pup from Premier Pups.FiFi is a little feisty 10 week old girl. We love her so much. We got her as a playmate/sister for Roman out Teddy bear 7 month old pup. She's amazing! I can't say enough great things about Premier Pups other than thank you!

Date: 11/9/2020
Name: Bobby
Breed: Havanese
Client: Kathleen ortiz
Loc: Burtonsville md

When I first was looking for a puppy for my four boys who’s always asked me for a dog I was scared. I wanted one that will fit our family. I called different places but non was appealing to me nor made me feel secure and safe (no scams) about getting one. Then I called premier pups and off top they was great!! They asked me questions about my family to see which breed will fit best and they suggested a Havanese puppy. I searched and found “Bobby” (the name they gave him which we ended up keeping) his picture stoled my heart. Still nervous being that they was in Ohio and I am in MD, the made me feel secure the whole way through, I had a thousand questions and they picked up and answered me every time. I had to wait till he was 8weeks old for them to fly him in but it was worth it. I surprised my boys for Christmas and it was the best gift I ever got them in their opinion as well as mines. Premier pups not only made sure he got here safe but also kept up with us the first two weeks to make sure all was well which let me know I picked the right place cause they really care about what they do. It’s almost about to be a year that we’ve had him and he’s been the biggest blessing for our whole entire household. I’ve recommended this company to anyone who’s asked. If you’re looking for a good place to go to to find man’s best friend this is def it!!!

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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