The Havanese Dog Fact File

What You Should Know IF You Are Interested In Owning A Havanese Dog

The havanese is a super companion that loves his people very much.  He easily becomes attached to his pack and is extremely affectionate, playful and intelligent.   He has a very cheerful attitude and is a natural social creature, accepting of visitors, strangers, children, dogs, cats and other pets.  This small canine is an ideal family pal and may also be a good choice for allergy sufferers as his coat, though long, is non-shedding.

For decades, the havanese were the preferred family dog in Cuba and many steps were taken to preserve the breed in America.  In fact, he is recognized by the American Rare Breed Association.  Their sweet temperament, small size, eagerness to please and their watchdog instincts, makes them a very dependable and active member of the home.  Of course, while this Toy pooch is a fabulous animal, he requires a compatible owner who is ready to meet his needs in order for him to grow into the model four-legged mate.

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5 Fun Activities To Enjoy With Havanese Dogs

Havanese dogs may be part of the Toy group but just because they are a small breed doesn’t mean they lack energy or a sense of fun.  Like any other type of dog, these pooches love to be stimulated both physically and mentally.  Therefore, if you are looking for something enjoyable to do with your pet, the following are some low-cost ideas that will add a little spice to your companionship and may even increase your Continue reading 5 Fun Activities To Enjoy With Havanese Dogs

Five Steps To Take Before You Bring Home Your Havanese Puppy

Anyone who has seen a havanese puppy cannot deny how cute this dog is.  Their fuzzy little faces, endearing personality and tiny size are hard to resist.  However, this canine isn’t for everyone, so before you even think about bringing one of these four-legged furballs home, you need to research them thoroughly and make sure that you have the time and the desire to train and care for him throughout his life.

If after careful researching you’ve decided that the havanese puppy is the breed for you, the following are the steps you need to take before bringing home your pet:

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Havanese Puppies And Teething

All havanese puppies will go through a teething phase.  Like humans, the baby teeth dogs are born with will be pushed out and replaced by their permanent adult teeth. This typically occurs between the ages of 4 – 5 months and is completely normal.  Therefore, if you notice a tooth on the ground, don’t panic.

Will you find many teeth? Although you may discover a few, in many cases havanese puppies will actually swallow most of them.  This is harmless and isn’t something for you to worry about.  You might even notice some blood on your pet’s toys, which is also a natural part of teething.

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Havanese Grooming Made Simple

Havanese grooming can be a very lengthy process due to the fact that this dog naturally has long fur that features both an under and over coat.  If left to grow to its full potential, the hair can reach up to 8 inches in length on an adult dog.   Although some people really like the longer look on their pet and have no problem keeping his coat groomed regularly, if you are struggling to find the time to frequently tend to his fur, and he is accumulating a lot of mats, you should seriously consider keeping him in a shorter cut.

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3 Common Havanese Breeder Myths

Have you thought about becoming a havanese breeder?  If you own one or more of these dogs and really like them, the thought may have crossed your mind.  However, what most people don’t realize is that this isn’t something that should be decided on a whim because there are some important things you need to take into account before jumping head first into breeding.  This is not some on-the-side hobby for you to enjoy, it’s a serious business that can have terrible ramifications if not logically thought through.

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How To Choose A Havanese Rescue

A havanese rescue may be the perfect place to obtain a dog of this breed if you are interested in owning a pet but would rather give a pooch a second chance instead of going through a breeder.  Adopting from rescues is cheaper than buying a newly born puppy and, since most of the dogs are fully grown, they usually have learned certain commands and are, at the very least, housebroken.

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