- Full Name
- Alternate Names
- Little white dog of Havana, Havana Silk Dog
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- Life Span
- 14 - 15 years
- 7 - 13 pounds
The ultimate companion dog. They were originally bred in Cuba for companionship for the royal families, but eventually came to the US, and have been much more widespread. They are intelligent, energetic, and can be good for first time owners because of their affectionate qualities, and good temperament with other dogs and people.
Overall they are a healthy dog, and have a long life, but are prone to eye disorders and deafness.
- Bred For
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Havanese good with children?
Is the Havanese friendly with strangers?
Is the Havanese friendly with other dogs?
Does the Havanese like to cuddle?
Does the Havanese like to play?
Does the Havanese make a good service dog?
Is the Havanese good for first-time owners?
How well can the Havanese be trained?
Does the Havanese shed a lot?
Is the Havanese easy to groom?
Does the Havanese need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Havanese?
How much does the Havanese bark? Does the Havanese bark too much?
Is the Havanese a good guard dog?
Is the Havanese good at staying alone? Is the Havanese independent?
Is the Havanese a good apartment dog?
How big is the Havanese?
How much does the Havanese tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Havanese?
How much does the Havanese tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Havanese?
Does the Havanese try to run away?
Is the Havanese a healthy dog? The health of a Havanese should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Havanese?
How much does the Havanese drool?
Does the Havanese have a large prey drive? Does the Havanese like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Havanese atheltic?
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