Havanese

The Havanese is a breed of dog of the Bichon type developed from the now extinct Bichon Tenerife, which was introduced to the Canary Islands by the Spanish. They are playful dogs and great with children and other animals. They are curious and friendly small dogs, bred to be companions and easily trainable. Havanese have a clown-like personality and are known to "hop" rather than run. They are highly adaptable to any environment and their only desire is to be with their humans.

Appearance

The Havanese, while a toy dog, is hardy and sturdy and does not appear fragile or overly delicate. Weight is 8-15 pounds and height 8� -11� inches (216 to 292 mm), with the ideal between 9 and 10.5 inches (229 and 267 mm), at the withers. The height is slightly less than the length from point of shoulder to point of buttocks, which should give the dog the appearance of being slightly longer than tall. A unique aspect of the breed is the top line, which rises slightly from withers to rump, creating a back that is straight but not level. This breed is renowned for their unusually small tongue and flashy but not too reaching gait, giving the Havanese a sprightly, agile appearance. Typically, the front legs of the Havanese are shorter in height than the back legs. This gives them the 'hopping' quality to their gait.

Havanese usually have dark, almond eyes. The ears are medium length, well feathered and hang down on the sides of their heads. The tail curves over the back at rest and is covered with a long plume of fur. Havanese are non shedding and hypoallergenic, great for people with dog allergies because they have little to no dander. Their coat is actually made of hair instead of the common fur which lets them not be able to shed. Their coat should be brushed daily with failure to do so resulting in mats which are tough to get out. Many pet owners clip their dogs into a 1-2 inch long "puppy cut" for ease of maintenance. Their hair, designed for Cuban heat, serves no protection during cold weather, so they are dogs for which one would buy a sweater. If they go out in the snow, ice clumps will stick between their paw pads; just rinse off in warm water or buy booties. When you give them a bath, make sure to dry them. Some in shorter clips can blot and air dry, but most will need to be blown dry. You should also comb their fur out after bathing so as not to dry in mats. Use high air but low heat to protect their sensitive skin. Hot air can damage the skin. The key word for the Havanese is "natural." The American Kennel Club standard notes "his character is essentially playful rather than decorative" and the Havanese, when shown, should reflect that, generally looking like a toy in size only, but more at home with playing with children or doing silly tricks than being pampered and groomed on a silk pillow. In Havana, they were originally bred for use as royal performers. The breed standards note that except for slight clipping around the feet to allow for a circular foot appearance, and unnoticeable trimming around eyes and groin for hygienic purposes, they are to be shown untrimmed; any further trimming, back-combing, or other fussing is against type and will not be allowed to the point of precluding placement in dog shows. That includes undocked tails, uncropped ears. The American Kennel Club standard expressly forbids topknots, as the hair provided a degree of protection from the Cuban sun; two small braids, held with plain bands and never bows, are also allowed in the AKC standard, as some dogs have too much hair to be reasonably kept in their face. However, many owners prefer to clip their pet's hair short for easy upkeep.

History

Temperament

The Havanese has a playful, friendly temperament unlike other toy dog breeds. It is at home with young children and other pets and is rarely shy or nervous around new people. Clever and active, they will solicit attention by performing tricks. The breed does not require a lot of exercise.

The Havanese is a very people-oriented dog, often following their humans around the house. They are not overly possessive of their people and do not suffer aggression or jealousy towards other dogs, pets, or humans.

Their love of children stems from their days as the playmate of small children. Unlike most toy dogs, who are too delicate, nervous or aggressive to tolerate the often clumsy play of children, the Havanese, with care, is a cheerful companion to even younger children, and this is no small part of its growing popularity around the world. They are active and do need exercise, though not as much as a large or even medium size pet.

Havanese have been known to eat only when they have company. If its person leaves the room, the dog will grab a mouthful of food and follow its "person", dropping the food and consuming it one morsel at a time in the room its person goes to. Havanese are true "dogs", loving to play whenever the owner wants to. They calm down quickly when prompted to do so by their owners. They have excellent noses and are easily trained to play "find it," where the owner hides a treat and the Havanese sniffs it out until the treat is discovered. This is a highly trainable dog. They tend to jump up and down when they are given a tasty treat. They can be trained quickly and can learn tricks easily and quickly. These are natural companion dogs: gentle and responsive. They become very attached to their humans and are excellent with children. Affectionate, playful and intelligent, they are very sociable, easy to obedience train and get along well with other dogs. They are sensitive to the tone of your voice and harsh punishment is unnecessary. Havanese have a long reputation as circus dogs because they learn quickly and enjoy doing things for people. The F�d�ration Cynologique Internationale standard notes that "he is easy to train as alarm dog." It is best to teach them not to bark unnecessarily while they are still young to prevent it from becoming a habit. Havanese can be good alarm dogs, alerting when a visitor arrives, but quick to welcome the guest once you welcome them. Since they are naturally curious, friendly, and people-oriented, they do not do well as guard dogs. Some may exhibit a degree of shyness around strangers, but this is not characteristic of the breed.

History

As part of the Cuban Revolution, trappings of aristocracy were culled, including the pretty but useless fluffy family dogs of the wealthy land owners. As upper-class Cubans fled to the United States, few were able to bring their dogs or had the inclination to breed them. When Americans became interested in this rare and charming dog in the 1970s, the US gene pool was only 11 animals.

With dedicated breeding, the acquisition of some new dogs internationally, the Havanese has made a huge comeback and is one of the fastest growing registration of new dogs in the American Kennel Club (AKC) (+42% in 2004). They have also acquired a certain level of trendiness due to rarity, temperament, and publicity by such famous owners as Barbara Walters. The Havanese is recognized by major registries in the English-speaking world. In addition to the American Kennel Club, it is recognized by The Kennel Club (UK), the Australian National Kennel Council, the New Zealand Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club, the United Kennel Club (US), and was recognized as Bichon Havanais, breed number 250, by the F�d�ration Cynologique Internationale in 2006.

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