The Havanese belongs to the small dog breeds and originates from the Mediterranean area along the Italian and Spanish coast. Today, the Havanese, which is led by the FCI in group 9, is a popular dog worldwide, who also gets along with children very well.
Characteristics of the Havanese
The Havanese's weight ranges from four to eight kilos, while its size is 23 to 27 centimetres. Like most smaller dogs, the Havanese becomes comparatively old, with an average life expectancy of approximately 13 to 15 years.
It has a long top coat, which can be both smooth and wavy. The colouring of the coat ranges from light yellow to tobacco brown and can be spotted as well as with black markings.
Havanese nature and character
Havanese are very bright dogs. They prove to be intelligent and willing to learn and due to their size they can also be kept very well as a housedog. As a companion and family dog the Havanese convinces with his gentle nature and his uncomplicated nature. He loves to cuddle and to play and is especially in the center of his family.
In addition, the Havanese is extremely vigilant, which can put the patience of his master and mistress to the test.
Activities with the Havanese
Although the Havanese is very small, his urge to move should by no means be underestimated. The active animals want to be challenged physically and mentally. Whether walking, playing or romping around. As long as its small size is taken into account, there is hardly any activity that does not inspire the Havanese.
Even some dog sports are suitable for him. To be mentioned here for example:
- trick dogging
- dog dancing
Havanese diseases and nutrition
Havanese people are extremely robust and generally enjoy excellent health. In contrast to many other dog breeds, Havanese dogs do not suffer from diseases typical of their breed.
Its long fur needs nevertheless sufficient care.
To keep it that way, you should pay particular attention to a balanced diet and choose high-quality dog food with an optimal nutrient composition.
The Bellfor nutrition concept supports you in promoting the health and development of your Havanese at an early age.