Havanese

Life expectancy

14 years

Age adult

11 months

Height (Shoulder height)

25 cm

Weight

5 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / silky / wavy

Coat color

white, black, falb, brown

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / eye diseases / heart diseases / Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease / watery eyes

Food expenses per month in €

about € 21

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather yes

Athletic

Atletic

Attention

Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn

High

Exercise

Needs more exercise

Nature

playful / clingy / lively / likes learning / loving / flexible, adaptable / cheeky, fresh

Bred for

circus / pest control in harbors

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / eye diseases / heart diseases / Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease / watery eyes

Dog type according to FCI

companion and toy dogs

FCI description

Dogs of this group were not bred to fulfill a certain function (hunting, hating, ...), but to be a good companion for humans. They look very different, also character-wise they vary strongly. Many are self-confident, social and lovable. With loving education and enough species-appropriate occupation, you can find here a pleasant and faithful companion in the everyday life, who can adapt mostly well.

Short description

The Havanese is a very intelligent, palyful and adaptable family-dog. He is known to be easily trained and is compatible with conspecifics. He is very social and needs closure with his family. Due to his small height and adaptability he can be happy in apartments, as long as he can let off steam outside a lot.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.