About Havanese Puppies
Considered to be both non-shedding and hypoallergenic (allergy-freindly), this adorable small dog breed boasts the distinction of being the Cuban national dog breed.
The only true Cuban breed, the Havanese is thought to be a member of the Bichon family, which originated in the Mediterranean and includes more popular breeds such as the Maltese and the Bichon Frise.
It is thought that ancestors of the Havanese may have traveled to Cuba at the time that the Spanish were exploring the Caribbean. It may also be that the Havanese is a cross between the Bolognese and a small Poodle.
Although the Havanese is new to the AKC and CKC, the breed has been in existence in it’s native Cuba for centuries as a treasured family pet.
Through the years, the Havanese has been bred for companionship. It’s gorgeous good looks and endearing personality make the breed a wonderful house pet.
A Toy breed, the Havanese ranges in height from 8-1/2 to 11-1/2 inches and weighs from seven to 13 pounds. He has large, dark and appealing eyes.
The non-shedding coat is long, soft and wispy with tufts or curls at the ends. The breed comes in a rainbow of colors, from white to shades of cream, champagne, gold, black, blue, silver, chocolate or any combination of these. The plumed tail is carried over the back.
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