What To Expect From A Havanese
One of the most positive and prevalent traits you can expect
from your Havanese is companionship and devotion. A Havanese can
live in a small apartment setting with ease. They don’t require
the amount of space or exercise requirements that larger dogs
require. Therefore, in many ways a Havanese dog is very easy to
Various dog breeds are prone to many common health ailments and
diseases. The great thing about the Havanese breed is that it
has relatively few genetic diseases in its history. This is a
welcome note to any Havanese owner or anyone that is interested
in finding their own wonderful Havanese dog.
The genetic problems of the Havanese include autoimmune skin
conditions, cataracts and progressive retina atrophy.
I must stress, however, that it is still important to maintain
quality preventative care through vaccinations, heart worm
pills, and flea & tick medications. These preventative health
measures are necessary for virtually every breed of dog.
A Havanese has a typical life span of around 16-18 years.
Personality Of The Havanese
This is probably the one burning question that many potential
Havanese owners ask. What is their personality like? Well let me
go through that for you right now:
The temperament of a Havanese is playful and alert. The Havanese
breed is brave even though they are smaller then most other
dogs. This courage helps them to be a great watch dog. They are
devoted to their family.
The Havanese breed is good with children. The key is to treat
the Havanese like a companion and not a toy. Remember they are
not a fragile doll and can play and romp with the best of them.
Their playful attitude and active nature make them great friends
for walks, swimming, and playing in the yard. The Havanese tends
to be an indoor dog, but they need exercise as well.
The Havanese makes a great house pet and work well with kids. It
is critical to teach your children to respect your Havanese and
create a loving relationship.
2. Toy Breed
The Havanese breed is a member of the Toy group as classified by
the American Kennel Club. The toy breed is small in stature
which makes them wonderful apartment and house dogs. The
Havanese can be a great choice for someone that lives in the
3. Exercise Requirements
A Havanese dog loves to curl up on the couch with you. However,
they do also like to take a walk. In fact, walking should be
part of their exercise plan. A Havanese will often be ready to
play, but at times will want you to carry them during the walk.
This can be tempting, especially because they are so cute!
Don’t carry them. This will only spoil them. They need the
exercise or they will become restless and irritable. A restless,
bored, and irritable dog is prone to behavioral problems.
Exercise and play not only keeps your dog physically fit, but it
promotes their mental health as well. Keep your Havanese happy
and healthy with games, walks, and a good belly rub.
4. Great Family Dog
A Havanese can make a wonderful family dog. This breed is good
with children if you train and socialize them properly. They
have an innate need to watch over their family. They may not be
able to attack an intruder, but they can let you know with a
bark that an intruder is present.
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About the author:
Fiona Kelly is a passionate Havanese owner that has devoted
countless hours sharing her secrets on how to have the perfect,
happy, healthy and best behaved Havanese. If you’re interested
in the Havanese then you can check out her web site at
http://www.havanese-puppy-guide.com/ The Author grants you
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