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Are you looking for a sweet, cute, yet sturdy small lap dog? How about a dog that has a non-shedding fluffy white or black coat? If you are looking for a petite companion dog that is intelligent and great with children then the Havanese breed is for you.
Did you know that the Havanese originated in Cuba? The Havanese is in the Bichon variety of dogs and has relations to the Maltese, Poodle, and Bichon Frise.
Did you know that the Havanese is a small dog, but is an accomplished performer? The Havanese dog is clever, obedient, and skilled at performing tricks. The Cuban social elite have regarded the Havanese breed as a top dog for hundreds of years.
The Havanese is relatively new in the United States? The Havanese breed hit America in the 1970’s. The 1990’s brought a surge in popularity and the Havanese is quickly becoming the “It” dog of the 21st century.
One of the most positive and prevalent traits you can expect from your Havanese is companionship and devotion. A Havanese can live in an apartment setting with ease. They don’t require the amount of space or exercise requirements as larger dogs. Therefore, in many ways a Havanese dog is very easy to care for.
Various dog breeds are prone to common health ailments and diseases. The Havanese breed has relatively few genetic diseases in its history. This is a welcome note to any Havanese owner or anyone that is interested in finding their own Havanese dog. However there are some important genetic problems covered in the Havanese Manual that you should be aware of.
The Havanese can be a great dog with children if socialized and trained properly. The Havanese can play with your children for hours without becoming tired. They love constant companionship and will even watch out for your children.
If you already own or are thinking of owning a Havanese, then the Havanese Manual is a highly recommended read.