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Havanese

Naturally cheerful, friendly, charming, and even a bit of a jester, the Havanese love to play.

About the Havanese

Havanese are sturdy little dogs with short legs and a lively gait. They have abundant, soft, long hair, which is often wavy. These dogs are loving and affectionate with their owners and prefer to be by their side throughout the day.

Havanese are alert dogs who will notify their owners of approaching strangers and therefore make great watchdogs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Cuba
Group
FCI Group 9, AKC Toy Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Intelligent / Alert / Friendly / Playful / Loving

Key facts

  • Makes a great watchdog
  • Needs little training
  • Requires moderate grooming

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