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Also referred to as Bichon Havanais

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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All About Havanese

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Average Height & Weight

The Havanese is considered a SMALL dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 8.5 to 11.5 inches.

Weight: 8 to 13 pounds.

Females – Height: 8.5 to 11.5 inches.

Weight: 8 to 13 pounds.

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Typical Coloring

Havanese are commonly black, blue, chocolate, cream, fawn, gold, red, silver, white and chocolate.





Naturally happy dogs, Havanese crave the attention of everyone around them, and they developed quite the sense of humor in order to get the notice they so desire. 


They are curious and playful, and they have no trouble barking their feelings to their owners.




Activity Level

Havanese have high energy levels, and so they require a walk each day.

They also enjoy playing inside or outside. Mental stimulation is also important for these intelligent dogs.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

12 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concern for Havanese is patellar luxation. Progressive retinal atrophy, otitis externa and cataracts are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Havanese have a medium tolerance for hot climates and a low tolerance for cold climates.





Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Havanese make terrific family pets. They are very friendly and loving toward children, and they enjoy being with other dogs and other household pets.





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