The Havapoo is a hybrid dog breed — a cross between the Havanese and Poodle (usually, a Miniature or Toy Poodle). Affectionate, intelligent, and gentle, these small dogs are versatile for many types of families. Havapoos is also known as Poovanese, Havadoodles, and Havanoodles. They are considered “designer dogs,” bred on purpose to emphasize desirable characteristics from each breed. Havapoos are lovers, not fighters, so they’re much more prone to want to cuddle than to be guard dogs. While they may bark an alert, they’re generally very affectionate to all. Although Havapoos generally do very well with other animals and small children, interactions are best supervised, as these dogs are small and could easily be hurt by a child playing too roughly. These pups are a great option for apartment dwellers, as their small size makes them a good fit, and their moderate exercise needs are easily met. The Havapoo’s size can vary a lot, based on the size of the Poodle parent (Standard, Miniature, or Toy) used in the cross. Typically, miniature or toy is used, so you will likely have a small dog, as Havanese parents are also very small. Their height is typically eight to 15 inches, and they can weigh between seven and 30 pounds. Havapoos come in many different colors and combinations and can be solid two colors, or three colors. These colors include black, white, brown, tan, grey, silver, apricot, “blue” (dark in the hair shaft, like black or brown, but a mix of colors at the root). Depending on which breed your Havapoo favors in appearance, their coat can be dense and curly, like their Poodle parent, or long and silky, like their Havanese parent. If you are interested in Havapoos and we don’t have any please sign up for our New Puppy Alerts.