General Characteristics:

Intelligent and funny, Havanese are people - oriented dogs. They are also active dogs and enjoy learning tricks and playing games with their owners. They need socialization to prevent them from becoming timid with strangers and need a large amount of interaction with people. The Havanese breed is ideal for a person who wants a small, active dog. The Havanese's coat is a challenge, requiring daily brushing and occasionally needing professional grooming.


Avg. Weight Male:
3 - 6 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
3 - 6 kg
Average Lifespan:
13 - 15 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Eye Problems

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