Although they do require brushing, havanese are a non- shedding , hypo-allergenic toy breed. They are safe for those who are normally allergic to many different breeds. They have long, flowy, silky hair that does need grooming to keep it mat free and beautiful. Or you can keep their hair groomed shorter in either a puppy cut or a teddy cut. Anyway you decide will give you a graceful, elegant, and delightful look to them!
They have extremely high intelligence and incredible temperaments. They love to run in circles, learn tricks, love to cuddle, and play with children and other pets. They are a toy breed, but they are notably a sturdy dog of immense charm. While small and delicate looking, they are not delicate and are able to play games and enjoy playtime with young children. Their compact size make them perfect for both house and apartment living. They have easy going, jolly and playful personalities that make you laugh watching them as they hop around. They also make wonderful watch dogs, yet they are not yappers. They love AKC sports such as rally, agility, and obedience. They are really an all around perfect family pet that enjoy both play and cuddle time.
Havanese History (akc.org)
New to the AKC, the Havanese is an old breed with title to a colorful history. The Havanese is the National dog of Cuba and its only native breed. The dog's journey to Cuba most likely was aboard the trade ships sailing from the island of Tenerife chronicled in ship's logs of the early sixteenth century. Cuban