Other Names : Havana Silk Dog, Bichon Havanais
Height : 8.5 - 11.5 inches
Weight : 7 - 13 lbs.
Colors : All colors and combinations.
Country of Origin: Cuba
Coat: Is non-shedding, and can come in a variety of colors including cream, chocolate, pure white, or combinations of several colors.
Character: The Havanese is very intelligent, happy-go-lucky, lively, and playful.
Temperament: Havanese get along well with children and other pets. They do well in almost every social situation.
Care: The coat requires brushing often and is not normally clipped.
Training: This breed is eager to please, but positive reinforcement works best.
Activity: This breed's need for exercise are average. Short walks once or twice a day should keep it happy.
Description : One of the barbichon (later shortened to bichon) family of small dogs originating in the Mediterranean in ancient times. This is a busy, curious dog; it is happiest when it is the center of attention. It loves to play and clown and is affectionate with its family, children, strangers, other dogs and pets, basically everyone! The Havanese is willing to please and learn easily, but it tends to be vocal.