The Havanese is the only dog breed native to Cuba. It is an ideal pet for someone who is looking for a loyal companion. Havanese love to be at their owner's side and make them laugh. Maintaining a show quality Havanese can be a bit of work because it takes a lot of time an effort to maintain their long, shiny coats. That said, clipping it short is an easy way to make this breed a little easier to care for.


1. Appearance

Havanese are ideal lap dogs. They typically weight between seven and 13 pounds and are less than a foot tall. These dogs were bred to have long, silky hair though some owners keep it clipped short for easy grooming. Their coats come in a variety of colors, including black, white, fawn, mahogany, and Havana brown. They are also recognizable for their flopped-over tails.

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