These small dogs are archetypes of affectionate devotion, cheerful personality, and sweet temperament. They rarely meet a person—or animal, snack, couch, flower—they don’t want to love. Bred as companion dogs to Cuban gentry more than a century ago, they turn their paws to a number of jobs—including therapy and service dogs, circus performers, and sniffers. They make fantastic, adaptable family pets.
1. Havaneses 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Havanese Temperament and Training
3. Havanese Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Havaneses generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Havaneses. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Havanese with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.