Bichon Havanais

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Bichon Havanais
Havana Silk Dog
Bichon Habanero

Cuba, 1700s-1800s


Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 14-15 years of age

Weight & Height
7 to 13 pounds & 8 to 11 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Fairly healthy breed, however may have some issues with old age like dry skin and cataracts..Chondrodysplasia, deafness, hip dysplasia, juvenile cataracts, liver shunts, luxating patellas.

Physical Description
Small, study dog that is longer than it is tall. The head is wedge-shaped and slightly broad. The skull is slightly rounded. The muzzle is equal in length to the skull. Eyes and nose are dark. Ears are drop. Plumed tail is carried over the back.

Cheerful & affectionate. This little dog is playful and gentle-natured getting along well with other animals & Children.. They do not however like to be pestered by small children.

Quick learner who loves to please its owner.. Do not use harsh words with this breed when training, they can be sensitive.

Living Conditions
Apartment living is ok.

Thoroughly brush and comb and lest twice a week with occasional bathing

Low activity level. short daily walks should be sufficient for this dog

Coat Texture
Longhaired ,some do have an undercoat, some do not. coat comes from straight to a tight curl, the most common, and most prefered, is the wavy coat.

Coat Colors
Comes in many colors of solid, parti and tricolors

Average litter size is 3-7 Puppies.

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Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Havanese Breeders

Please make sure you do your research on every breeder before purchasing puppies. Pets Place does not take any responsibility for any breeders listed that may not be reputable or up to your standards. This is your responsibilty as the buyer to do your research to make sure all appropriate health tests are done by the person you are purchasing your dog from.

Misty Trails Havanese
Location:Victoria BC Canada

Elite Havanese
Pedigrees:Sweden, Spain, France, Belgium, Cuba, Holland

Bev & Emily 250-743-5370
Gail 250-246-4511

Seantiago Havanese
Location:Crofton BC Canada

SalidaDelSol Havanese
Location: Vancouver, BC Canada


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