Small and fluffy but very lively, Havanese like to burn energy through rumbling at the park or taking long walks. They won't say no to agility or other dog sports as they are natural performers and will learn new tricks and obedience skills in no time.
Havanese bring lots of love and affection with them, but like to decide for themselves when to give it. They can be mildly stubborn and manipulative and require a consistent handler - otherwise you run the risk of them training you instead of you training them!
They like to be loved and looked after, but not mollycoddled. They often get confused with Maltese, who are similar in looks but opposite in personality. Havanese are more independent and wilful.
They tend to be great apartment dogs due to their size and they hardly bark if exercised adequately. It is recommended to brush them regularly to avoid matting of their coat.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Low|