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Kid Friendly


Low Shedding

Apartment Friendly

Breed Snapshot

  • Weight range: 3-6kg
  • Height range: 20-29cm
  • Breed size: Small
  • Lifespan: 14-16 years
  • Dog breed group: Toy dog
  • Shedding level: Low to average


The Havanese has a double coat with soft hair on both and can come in a wide range of colours including white, silver, blue and black.


Gentle, affectionate, playing and smart, the Havanese is great with kids and becomes very attached to its family. It's easy to train.

Health Problems

While generally very healthy, this dog can be prone to hip dysplasia, PRA, poodle eye, juvenile heritable cataracts, Chonrdodyplasia, patella luxation, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, deafness and dry skin.


Daily exercise is important for this dog.


Clip the coat for easier care, or thoroughly brush it twice a week if you keep it long. This breed is good for allergy sufferers.

Living Environment

Apartment living is very suitable for this breed. It was born to live in your home, not outdoors or in a kennel.

Did you know...

The Havanese almost died out after the French, Cuban and Russian Revolutions but is now on the rise in popularity again.