By : Ellie Hutchins
W200 – Spring 2010
Table of Contents
Origin of the Breed
Temperament of the Dogs
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.
The Havanese were
closely related to
breed, which is an
ancestor of the Bichon
The Havanese breed is
now the National Dog of
The Havanese is the only
breed native to Cuba.
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!
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
Appearance - Coat
Coat ranges in color –
white, black, cream, silver, g
old, brown, blue (can be
Pattern may vary from solid
colored coat to speckled or
Coat can vary from curly to
Show dogs must have long
coat, puppies coats can be
Does not shed
Appearance – My
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
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.
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
Temperament – My
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
Molly, Christmas 2009 >
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AKC meet the breeds®: havanese. (2007, June 27).
Havanese. (2010). Retrieved from
Welcome to the havanese club of america. (2009, April 10).
Retrieved from http://www.havanese.org/
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