Breed Info


Smart & Fun-Loving

  • Affectionate and devoted to their family
  • Happy and fun-loving disposition
  • Playful
  • Can be shy, early socialization is recommended
  • Can be mischevious when left alone for too long


Spritely & Silky

Coat Type & Colors

  • Long, silky double-layered coat
  • Light outer coat
  • White
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Fawn
  • Combinations such as- brindle, sable, tri color, Irish pied, parti, piebald, black and white and belton.


Medium Activity

  • Playful
  • Prefer being indoors
  • Thrive in warmer climates

We Recommend:

  • 60 minutes of daily activity
  • 7 miles of walking per week

  • Originated in the Mediterranean
  • Brought to Cuba in the 1700's
  • Developed from two now-extinct breeds
  • Brought to the United States in the late 1950's during the Cuban Revolution
  • In 197, the Havanese Club of America formed with just 9 members


  • Brush and bathe weekly if you plan to keep Havanese coat long
  • Short coats should be cut every six to eight weeks
  • Coat naturally cords and can be trained to do so
  • Trim nails monthly
  • Brush teeth a couple times per week


  • Intelligent pups are easy to train
  • Can be slow to housebreak
  • Use patience and positive reinforcement