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Havanese Info

Havanese Breed Information

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Lifespan: 14-15 years Height: 8-11" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 4-9 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 7-15 lbs Hair Length: Medium, Short Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Havanese is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 7 lbs that can reach 15 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Havanese breed has a typical lifespan of 14 to 15 years, Medium, Short hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Havanese should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 9 puppies.

Havanese Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Cuba Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements daily
Barks minimal Dangerous no

Havanese Temperament

gentle, responsive and enjoys pleasing people

Health Problems

progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, luxating patellas, poodle eye and dry skin

Havanese Coat

Havanese Dog Colors

White, cream, champagne, black, black and tan, blue, gold, chocolate, parti-color and tricolor

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