full body havanese

The only dog originated in Cuba; he continues to gain popularity in the USA

Vital Statistics:

  • Life span:
    14-15 years
  • Adult weight:
    7-14 pounds
  • Adult height:
    8.5-11.5 inches

What’s good and bad about the Havanese?


  • He’ll probably be at the top of his obedience class
  • He has a sweet disposition and gets along well with other pets
  • He’s one of the few Toy breeds that make good family dogs assuming the children do not play roughly with him


  • He’s may be too high energy, even indoors, for couch potatoes or the elderly
  • He’s susceptible to genetic eye disease. Only buy from a breeder who can provide Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) certificates (and check the website)
  • He requires daily grooming

The normal, happy state of a Havanese.