The Havanese dog breed has won many admirers with their long, silky hair, expressive eyes, and cuddly size. Bred as a companion dog to the Cuban aristocracy in the 1800s, they’ve earned the nickname “Velcro dog” because they stick so closely to their owner’s side. Don’t write this small pooch off as just a lapdog; the Havanese are trainable and surprisingly energetic, and they’ve excelled in dog sports and canine careers ranging from circus performer to assisting people with disabilities. They adore their humans and don’t handle long periods left alone at home. Make sure your pooch has constant companionship, and you’ll have an intelligent, furry family member who’s eager to please. Although the Havanese is a small breed, he has a fair amount of energy to burn. A lengthy walk or an active game of fetch each day will keep him happy. The Havanese does well in a variety of homes, from apartments to large homes with yards — as long as he’s an indoor dog. This breed isn’t suited for life in the backyard. He is happiest when he is with his family. Although they’re not overly yappy, they do bark at passersby. The Havanese coat is thick but silky, soft, and light, and it doesn’t shed easily. The coat is long and ranges from straight to curly, although wavy is considered ideal for the show ring. It comes in white, black, black and tan, sable, gray, and a myriad of other colors and markings.
Males and females stand 8 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches tall and weigh 7 to 13 pounds. If you are interested in Havanese and we don’t have any please sign up for our New Puppy Alerts.