Havanese

Damian Gonzalez

History Of Breed:

The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana ("little white dog of Havana"). The Blanquito descended from the also now extinct Bichon Tenerife. It is believed that the Blanquito was eventually cross-bred with other Bichon types, including the Poodle, to create what is now known as the Havanese. Sometimes referred to as "Havana Silk Dogs", this was originally another name for the Blanquito de la Habana.

How/Where they originated:

The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana ("little white dog of Havana").

Color(s) /Markings, and coat type of Breed:

The Havanese exists in many colors. A Havanese is unique with regard to other breeds. An interesting difference is its coat color. Not many breeds have such a large variety in color shades and color patterns as a Havanese.

He can have the most colors and variations in the dog world. A Havanese can be Black, Blue, Silver, Chocolate, Brindle, Sable, Red, Gold, Champagne, Cream and White and as one color as well as in combination with other colors.


Because of the large color variety it's difficult to 'predict' which colors will have the puppies; they can have all a different color or color combination, that can be different from the coat color of the parents.

Weight:

Havanese are small dogs weighing seven to 13 pounds.

Height:

The height ranges from 8 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches at the shoulder. The body is longer than tall; they have drop ears and a tail that curls over the back.

The Breed's group:

The Breed group is Toy Dogs

Year AKC recognized:

The Havanese was officially recognized by the AKC in 1996.

Breed Traits:

The breed traits for the Havanese is that it is really easy to train.

Grooming Standards:

One of the most important parts of grooming your Havanese is brushing.

Try to brush your dog daily.Make sure you get all the way

down to the skin because mats form near the skin.

Do not only brush the outer coat.

Health Problems:

The Havanese has the potential to develop a number of health problems. They include Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, luxating patellas, various eye problems,deafness, hypothyroidism, and heart problems. Here's a brief rundown on a few of the conditions you should know about.

Average life Span:

The Average life span of the Havanese is 13-15 years.

Uses/jobs/companions

The Havanese don't have much uses but being great companions.