Havanese Breed Information

BREED TYPE / MIX Purebred ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Cheerful, Intelligent, Loyal, Social ADULT WEIGHT 7-13 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 9-12 in LIFE SPAN 12-14 yrs

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Havanese Care

Havanese Grooming 

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.  

Havanese Health

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.  

Havanese Lifespan

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.  

Havanese Training

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.