PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion


The only native breed of Cuba, the Havanese is a happy,outgoing dog with a friendly disposition. Originally, this sturdy toy breed was a pampered lap dog of the aristocracy. Later, his role evolved into that of a family companion, watchdog, child’s playmate, and poultry herder. With his intelligence, trainability and affectionate, nonaggressive temperament, the Havanese is an ideal family dog. The breed’s hypoallergenic coat does not shed but requires regular grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Havanese is the national dog of Cuba.
Also Known As:
Havanese Cuban Bichon
Youcef Sorry
Bichon Havanês
Bichon Habanero
  • Size Toy/Small
  • Height Males – 23 to 29 centimetres at the withers Females – 21.5 to 25 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 3.5 to 6 kilograms Females – 3 to 5.5 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any colours and marking pattern
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both