It almost sounds too good to be true, but a Havanese pup seems like the perfect addition to the family. The dark-eyed, bearded beauties are very friendly and smart dogs. They are easy to train and adapt to the personality of their owner, as well as to their environment. With a maximum height of 11 inches and a weight of 13 lbs or less, the Havanese pup will bring great joy to your life for nearly 15 years! Even though a tiny toy dog, they are not fragile. They are rugged little dogs who are very loyal.
Havanese pups love their owners, and are great with children and other pets. It is not in the nature of the Havanese to bark a lot. They will bark if someone is at the door, but this is one of the few occasions. If you have allergies, then this is the dog for you. They do not shed and have low-maintenance coats. However, if you choose not to keep their fur trimmed, then you might have some combing troubles. Havanese dogs can be prone to skin diseases and cataracts. They do need to drink at least a quart of water each day in order to maintain their body temperature and normal digestion pattern.
The Havanese is known as the national dog of Cuba. This type of dog was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, mainly found in homes of the wealthy. In the 1960’s, Cubans began migrating to the US and they brought their dogs. Breeding of Havanese began in the US in the 1970’s. The most popular colors in the US are black and chocolate, however Havanese come in cream, gold, white, silver, and blue as well. There are plenty of breeders of Havanese pups all over the country, but there are also many Havanese rescue organizations with pups of all ages looking for good homes.
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