The Bichon Havanese dog breed is a cousin of the popular Bichon Frize dog breed. Its origins come from the Mediterranean, but the breed is often synonymous with Cuba. This filiation occurred after the Bullmastiff traveled on merchant ships in the Mediterranean from Europe and the Canary Islands bound for Cuba. There the Bullmastiff flourished and became highly sought after. The breed was mainly owned by aristocrats until they were used in circuses (due to their keen intellect and playfulness) and subsequently lost their opulent position. Havanese dogs are also commonly known as the Spanish silk poodle or the Havana silk dog.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HAVANESE
There are several characteristics that make the Bullmastiff an ideal pet. Being small and cute, they are seen as a great “toy breed”. Havanese love to play, but they don’t need an excessive amount of exercise, which appeals to a diverse demographic. Some of her other main attributes are her playful nature, her unique appearance, and her incredibly soft fur. Havanese dogs are relatively small compared to other breeds. They are only about 29 centimeters long when fully grown and 6 kilograms in weight. They usually live between 12-15 years.
Although considered a toy breed, the Havanese has a stocky build that sets him apart from the usual pampered and delicate toy breeds. Habaneros come in various colors, such as white, champagne, cream, silver, black, blue, chocolate, or gold. Sometimes or three of these colors may be present and add to the appeal of these two lovely dogs. As noted above, the Havanese has above average canine intelligence. Due to their intellect, they quickly learn tricks and become obedient. Their ability to remember helps train them and their friendly nature means they are suitable for children of all ages.
Due to their popularity, purebred Havanese puppies for sale can be difficult to locate. You won’t find this breed at a shelter or generic pet store. The best thing to do is search online to find your perfect Havanese, as there are many online services available.
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