Havanese Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Havanese is that they are gentle, responsive, attached, affectionate, playful, intelligent, curious and eager to please.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog gets along excellent with children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 14 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 7 to 13 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to PRA, cataracts, poodle eye, dry skin and luxating patella.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is average, yet grooming can be labor intensive.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment and condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give with tons of toys to play with. Best Owner also can handle this breeds tendency towards high energy.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average cost of around $1,500+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog to alert when guests arrive.

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