Havanese

The Havanese belongs to the Bichon family of dogs. The Havanese orginated in Havana, Cuba as the cross of the island’s Blanquito de la Habana dog and the German and French Poodle. They moved from being the counterparts of the wealthy to the affectionate companions of the commonfolks. Breeding of the Havanese began within the United States in the 1970’s.

Their coats are double, but without the harsh standoff guard hair and woolly undercoat usually associated with double coats. It is soft and light in texture with the outer coat carrying more weight. The long hair is ideally wavy. The Havanese breed standard states that they stand 8-12 inches at the shoulder and weigh no more than 13#, although many of ours are much smaller and in the 9 pound range.

Havanese are neither timid, nor aggressive. They are intelligent and lively. They get along well with dogs of other breeds and are not quarrelsome dogs. They love life and activity – whether it be a romp through the snow, playing in the grass, a run on the beach, or just celebrating the day with you.

Parent Stock

Our Havanese parent stock was purchased here in the states, although often were born to imported parents. We are proud of their healthy linage. The parents are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). We strive to breed the best pets with top notch Havanese personalities and confirmation. While we believe that our Havanese are pet quality we are working to better our linage and do have a few headed for the showring now. We produce white and creams, parti colors, chocolates, and blacks. Our Havanese are registered with the AKC or the APRI, depending upon the litter. All puppies are current on wormings and vaccinations. They each have an AVID microchip inserted between the shoulder blades for positive identification. They also have their dew claws removed.

Recommended Reading

Havanese
by Zoila Portuondo Guerra
Published by Kennel Club Books
ISBN: 1-59378-217-9

Puppy Training
by Charlotte Schwartz
Published by Kennel Club Books
ISBN 1-59378-365-5

Better Dog Behavior
by Charlotte Schwartz
Published by Kennel Club Books
ISBN 1-59378-379-5

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