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Havanese

General Description

The Havanese is a lively, affectionate, and friendly toy breed. With a sturdy structure and slightly longer than tall, they have a long, soft, silky coat, waved or slightly curled. Their plumed tail carried over the back is part of the signature look for this fun-loving and loyal dog.

Character and Temperament

Playful, intelligent, companionable, affectionate, responsive and gentle

Exercise

The Havanese is a fairly energetic dog requiring around 30 minutes of exercise per day.

Origin

The Havanese is an old breed from the bichon family. Originally, Tenerife dogs came to Cuba with Spanish farmers and noblemen in the early 1500s. These dogs developed into the Havanese with little, if any, outside influences. In Havana, the breed became a family pet.


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