Origin: Cuba or the Mediterranean.
Weight Standard: 7-13 lbs.
Height Standard: 8.5 to 11.5 inches.
Coat: Non-shedding, non-allergenic, long, flat, & silky soft.
Colors: Many variations, changes through adult coat, white, Cream, Red, Fawn, Parti combinations, gold, silver, chocolate,
sable, blue, black and tri-colored.
Temperament: Havanese are happy, affectionate, intelligent, family oriented, friendly and easily trained. They are very
compatible with all ages. Get along well with other pets. Good candidates for therapy training.
Care: A regular brushing is required. Long, natural coat required for show. Puppy coat or trimmed
for pets, ease of care and maintanence. (Personal preference)
Training: Highly intelligent and eager to learn....Havanese are real pleasers. Love to entertain....Love tricks for treats!
Special Traits: Family member, therapy, agility, obedience, love to play in the water.
Life Span: 12-14 Years
First Registry: American Kennel Club 1995 AKC Toy Group
Reference Books: “Havanese” By: Dorthy Goodale
By: Zoila Portuondo Guerra