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Facts About the Havanese Breed

All About Havanese Dogs

pure breed havanese in Chanhassen, Minnesota breeds healthy and well-socialized Havanese puppies. Owning this breed of dog offers several benefits. Read on to learn more about these benefits.

Havanese Dogs Are Hypoallergenic 

Love dogs but suffering from allergies? Havanese dogs are perfect for you. They are hypoallergenic and do not shed, making them a great choice for people who suffer from allergies and asthma.

Havanese Dogs Have a Playful and Friendly Temperament 

Unlike many other toy dog breeds, Havanese dogs are playful and friendly. They are clever and active, and will often solicit attention by performing tricks, such as running back and forth between two rooms as fast as they can. These dogs don’t need a lot of exercise, though.

Havanese Dogs Are Very People-Oriented 

These dogs often have a habit of following their humans around the house, but are definitely not overly possessive of their people. They do not show aggression or jealousy towards other dogs, pets, or humans.

The Havanese Are Natural Companion Dogs 

Havanese dogs are gentle and responsive. They can also become very attached to their human families and especially with children. Apart from being extremely affectionate and playful, the Havanese has a high degree of intelligence. They are sociable, easy to obedience train, and can get along well with other dogs. They are often sensitive to the tone of their human’s voice, and harsh punishment is generally unnecessary.

Havanese dogs have a long reputation of being circus dogs. This is probably because they learn quickly and enjoy doing things for people. They can also be good alarm dogs as well. Your Havanese will make sure to alert you when a visitor arrives, but quick to welcome the guest as soon as it sees you welcome them. Since Havanese dogs are naturally curious, friendly, and people-oriented, they do not do well as guard dogs.

Havanese Are Generally Healthy and Sturdy Dogs

This breed can live up to 14-16 years. Like other pure breeds, however, there are a few genetically-linked disorders that are common to Havanese. This is because of the small genetic pool from which this breed owes its ancestry. Havanese organizations regularly monitor the incidence of genetically-linked issues to keep them from propagating within the breed.

The most common ailments of Havanese dogs are liver disease, heart disease, and cataracts and retinal dysplasia.

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