Havanese Breed Information
in Port saint lucie,FL
Simba(formerly Einstein)was adopted just a day ago. He is a 12 week old Havanese. After researching this breed and calling around we feel very blessed to have found Crystal. As soon as she answered her phone and helped us out with all our question we had no doubt that we were in the right path to bringing a new friend home. The purchasing process and the meet and greet were so smooth and relax that we are sure it helped a lot with our puppy's transition home. Simba is a very lovable, playful obedient little guy. He is a healthy, happy go lucky adorable puppy. He has stolen our hearts and has already become our son's best buddy. All the previous reviews were right on point.
Molly AKA Candice
in Venice, FL
Thank you Crystal. Our new Puppy which we have named Molly is doing so well. She is the perfect puppy for us. She has bonded with us so well. She loves to play and run through the house and is so happy. She is doing very well on her potty training and she goes outside most of the time. She is sleeping all night and wakes at about 7:30 in the morning. She is the best dog! We saw Dr. Smith this afternoon and Molly is now 3 lbs. We are glad she is healthy and eating so well. Molly had her first bath today, as she loves playing and romping in the grass. She has a play date schedule with my cousin's new puppy on Friday. Molly's potty training is going great, no accidents so far. Seems easy as long as I keep an eye on her. She has free reign of most of the house and lanai which is tiled. She loves the space. She naps often as she is just a baby. We love her. She is the best dog we have ever owned. So sweet and perfect for us. Blessing, Larry & Mary
in St. Petersburg, FL
The toughest part in finding a puppy for me, was feeling good about where she was coming from. Since first contact with Crystal I knew this was where I would find my puppy. Crystal and her family really do CARE! I am a first time puppy mommy and every question I had, Crystal was there with a speedy response! The DoctorPup.com site provided is also VERY helpful and has helped me learn many new things. Phoebe is energetic, sweet, and healthy! :) We can't walk 5 steps out the front door without getting attention from every passerby! She loves it!
Ruby (AKA Tuxie)
in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Hi this is Crystal the owner of Sunshine State pups. I have never wrote my own review as that defeats the purpose but had to share that one of my puppy's named Ruby sent me flowers today!!! I've had flowers from my husband but never from a puppy! It was such a special gesture from such a wonderful lady named Kathie and her new furry daughter named Ruby. She also stated that you could feel free to contact her with any questions and will also submit her own review soon. Thank you Kathie AND Ruby! Really made what we do feel so worth it today because of you both! =)
in Tampa, FL
Absolutely phenomenal... I have never meet a more caring breeder. I don't even like referring to them as breeders, because really what they have set up is sweet little adoption nursery. The love and compassion they have for these pups is heartwarming. We got little Alli last week, upon picking her up I was shocked at how wonderful this couple is with their nurturing of the pups. Crystal may say she bombards you with information, but really it was priceless information and I felt completely confident in the little puppy's up bringing /health because of it. So if you are considering getting a pup, there is no other couple I would recommend above them. Thank you both, Alli is an absolute treasure to our family.
Maycee and Mariah
in Cape Coral, FL
Maycee is now 8 months old she is smart,has a very good personallity and is good with everyone and everything so we went back and got her a sister just as cute and smart we love our girls!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, you have the cutest two little girls ever yourself! We love the atmosphere our babies were raised in! Good job!
Jake (was Bowser)
in Cape Coral, FL
We got Jake a week and a half ago and have not been sorry. He is such a sweetheart heart but on the other end a real toughie. He terrorizes our Year old Bichon who Is 4x hid size. Yesterday Jake had hold of Louie’s tail and wasn’t about to let go. Too funny. We took Jake to our Vet and he got an excellent check up. Everyone who has met him loves him and we have a long list of doggie sitters. He is very smart too. Comes when called and has the front end of potty training 75% down. Purchasing him through Crystal and Joe was a great experience and would recommend them highly.
in St Augustine, Florida
Kia's first birthday, sharing our happiness with Florida Fur Babies! Thank you again for sending us a much-needed piece to our lives!!
in Cornelius, OR
<p>Sorry it took me 3 days to respond. I've been having so much fun with this little guy that I forgot to send you pics until tonight. He was so happy and we were equally as excited when we picked him up at the airport. We really do appreciate you answering all of our questions but he's been wonderful! More pics to follow! I'm the coolest Nanna EVER now! Thanks again guys and I'll be in touch again soon. -Sam</p>
Mojo (previously named Micky)
in Panama City, Florida
We adopted MoJo a few months ago and we couldn't be happier with him! He is so smart and very healthy! Havanese are a small yet hearty breed and they are great with kids. We live in an apartment and he is a perfect fit for our living arrangements. When we first brought him home he had a little upset tummy but my vet said it's pretty normal and some yogurt did wonders. I want to say thank you to sunshine state pups for such a great deal and giving us such a sweet family member. We cannot imagine life without our MoJo aka zombie slayer ;-)
The Havanese have moderate grooming requirements. It is beneficial to brush them twice or three times every week in order to avoid knots, tangles, and matting, and to keep their coats soft and shiny. They should also be bathed regularly, preferably once or twice every month, and have their nails clipped and ears cleaned monthly. The Havanese will also benefit from a visit to a professional groomer for a coat trim and dental care every few months. Popular Havanese short hair haircuts are the Havanese teddy bear cut and the Havanese puppy cut.
Havanese Exercise Needs
The Havanese are not overly active dogs. They much prefer staying indoors and performing a trick or a stunt in the middle of the living room rather than being active outdoors. They do enjoy an occasional game of fetch or a brisk chase but are not necessarily adventure seekers. A short daily walk and some fun playtime at home are enough to keep them healthy and happy.
The Havanese is a generally healthy breed with few health concerns that the Havanese dogs are prone to. Some conditions they may develop include patellar luxation, cataracts and deafness (usually in old age), hip dysplasia, and Legg Calve Perthes.
The Havanese lifespan is between 12 and 15 years. The Havanese life expectancy can increase with a well-balanced high-quality diet, proper exercise, and frequent vet checks. The oldest Havanese dog lived to the age of 18 years and 2 months.
The Havanese are bright and generally easy to train. They love to learn new things, but they can also get a bit bored in the process, so it is important to make training sessions short and as fun as possible. They respond well to positive reinforcements, delicious treats, and praise.
Socializing Havanese puppies should be easy enough. They are naturally social, outgoing, and friendly to all. They take well to leash training and are known to be easily potty trained.
The Havanese are not overly dependent dogs, but they are sometimes prone to separation anxiety if spoiled too much. It is best to leave them alone for short periods at a time when they are still very young to help them adjust and avoid any issues in the future.