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Breed Spotlight: Havanese
CharacteristicsThe Havanese is a small sturdy dog with enormous charm. He is slightly longer than tall, with a long, untrimmed, double coat. Weight can vary greatly, but most are from 7 to 13 pounds and heights range from 8.5 to 11.5 inches. He is friendly, responsive, alert, intelligent and a playful companion. He gets along with people of all ages and all kinds of other pets. He is a good watchdog as he will alert to unusual activity.
They also compete in a variety of dog sports: Dog Agility, Flyball, Musical Canine Freestyle and Obedience Training.
Havanese as PetsHe is an ideal family pet. Although a toy dog breed, they remain energetic and require some form of daily exercise. They are highly adaptable to almost any environment, and their only desire is to be with their human companions. Because of their strong social needs, Havanese will not thrive in an environment where they are isolated for several hours each day.
The breeds’ non-shedding coat makes it suitable for allergy sufferers and regular grooming is necessary to keep the coat in top condition.
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