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  • 1. The Havanese Breed By : Ellie Hutchins W200 – Spring 2010
  • 2. Table of Contents Origin of the Breed Havanese Appearance Temperament of the Dogs Personal Reflection Bibliography
  • 3. Origin  In the 16th century, immigrants from Spain landed in Cuba and discovered the Havanese breed.  Havanese were brought back to to Spain where they were admired for being a lap-dog of Spanish aristocracy.  The Havanese were sometimes referred to as the Havana Silk Dog or the Spanish Silk Poodle by the Spanish.
  • 4. Origin  The Havanese were closely related to the, now extinct, Tenerife breed, which is an ancestor of the Bichon family.  The Havanese breed is now the National Dog of Cuba.  The Havanese is the only breed native to Cuba.
  • 5. Origin – My Thoughts  The Havanese are relatively “old breed” because they were discovered around the 16th Century (although, they were only recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996).  The Spanish were impressed with the Havanese breed and admired them so much that royalty in Spain owned them; there must be something good about the breed!
  • 6. Appearance – Body  Known as a “toy”, small in stature (stands between 8 ½ and 11 ½ inches tall)  Sturdy and solid physical body  Slightly longer in length than height  Long tail curls up over behind  Small, black button nose  Dark eyes and black lips, standard on all colors of Havanese  Long, dangling ears
  • 7. Appearance - Coat  Coat ranges in color – white, black, cream, silver, g old, brown, blue (can be multicolored)  Pattern may vary from solid colored coat to speckled or stripped  Coat can vary from curly to wavy hair  Show dogs must have long coat, puppies coats can be short  Hypoallergenic  Does not shed
  • 8. Appearance – My Thoughts  The Havanese is the  Havanese can be kept in a perfect small dog for “puppy cut” to reduce many families because of maintenance and do not their sturdiness and small shed so dog hair will not size. be all over the place!  Havanese are good for families that may have allergies to other kinds of dogs, because they are hypoallergenic.
  • 9. Havanese Temperament  Havanese have playful  Good alarm dog, but not and youthful spirits and watch dog. They alert are good with kids. when a stranger  People-oriented breed arrives, but love meeting and enjoy following their new people. chosen “person” around.  Havanese are easily  Havanese are an alert and excitable, but calm down intelligent breed. quickly.  Have a sensitive nose and find things easily by sense of smell.
  • 10. Temperament  They are easily trainable  Enjoy sitting up high and enjoy learning and where they can see and performing new tricks. observe what is going on  Havanese are known as around them. “circus dogs” and when  Approximate lifespan is excited they enjoy between 14-16 years. dancing on their  Havanese do not require hindquarters or running much exercise. back and forth quickly between rooms.
  • 11. Temperament – My Thoughts  Havanese have a natural  Molly has a “special love for human affection person” she follows and are great family around in our house, my dogs. dad. Molly is very  My protective of him. Havanese, Molly, displays all of the above personality traits that are stated about the breed like playing, and doing tricks.  Molly, Christmas 2009 >
  • 12. Personal Reflection  While creating this type  Writing this PowerPoint PowerPoint, I learned helped me learn more how to make another about the breed of dog I type of PowerPoint. have and understand why  I also learned how to use she does the things she the does. internet, YouTube, and other sites to help construct the design of the project.
  • 13. Bibliography  AKC meet the breeds®: havanese. (2007, June 27). Retrieved from  Havanese. (2010). Retrieved from  Welcome to the havanese club of america. (2009, April 10). Retrieved from