Appearance: 8.5-11.5" (21-29 cm) 7-14 lb (3-6.5 lb) Long, silken, flat, wavy or curly outercoat. Wooly underdeveloped undercoat. All colours.
A descendant of one of many “small white dogs” of Bichon type, the Havanese was developed on the island of Cuba. The hot climate and customs of the region produced a smaller breed with a unique silken coat, which people called the Blanquito de la Habana or the Havanese Silk Dog. The breed’s silken hairs insulated the dogs, protecting them from the heat and sun. The breed caught the eye of Europeans in the mid-1700s. Queen Victoria, a great fancier of unusual dogs, was said to have owned two Havanese. Charles Dickens also owned one named Tim. In Cuba, the breed went from being a favourite of the sugar barons to a popular family dog among the bourgeois. The Cuban revolution might have spelled the end of the breed, except for a handful of dogs that escaped with refugees to the United States. American breeders purchased the dogs to keep the breed from dying out. These 11 dogs became the founders of the breed as we now know it.
The cheerful, loving Havanese is an easy breed to fall in love with. He is outgoing and friendly, though alert and willing to warn his people of danger. He is a Velcro dog who needs to be with his people at all times. A natural show-off, the Havanese loves to play and wants to be the center of attention. Training is easy and the Havanese loves to learn new tricks.
Havanese Fanciers of Canada. Cuddly longhaired lap-sized charmers with endearing sunny dispositions/ Learn more about this special breed at the Havanese Fanciers of Canada website, home of the CKC-recognized national breed club. Breeder contacts, breed information, puppy buying tips, rescue, heartwarming stories, outstanding breed publications, newsletter, Havanese happenings and more.
MistyTrails Havanese Reg’d, Bev & Emily Dorma. CKC Premium Registered Vet referred Breeders – Outstanding top quality kitchen raised puppies. World Champion + Pure Cuban bloodlines. Westminster Winner, Multi Best-in-Show + Multi Top Havanese in the country for several years. Bred for health, temperament, structure, and longevity. All dogs are ANNUALLY health-tested, with results posted ONLINE + Vet files are open. Show, Pet-Companion, Agility, Therapy puppies occasionally available. Experience on your side. Bev, MistyTrails Havanese of Box 343, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0.
Seantiago Havanese Reg’d
Seantiago Havanese Reg’d, Gail Dame. CKC registered breeders of quality companion Havanese. Our puppies are bred for health and temperament, are kitchen raised, well socialized and receive first set of shots. Full vet health check-up and registered with the CKC. Our adults are annually health tested and certified. Located on beautiful Vancouver Island.
Bonnieview Reg’d, Lorraine Gravelle-Bain. Mount Forest, ON. Also a breeder of Golden Retrievers, Goldendoodles and Aussiedoodles. See website for available puppies.
Everspring Reg’d, Joanna Swayze. Member of the Canadian Kennel Club. Puppies bred for health and temperament. Puppies will be registered with the CKC. Puppies will be dewormed, vet checked, micro-chipped and will have had their first set of shots prior to going to their new homes. Tweed is between Ottawa and Toronto, just north of Belleville. Can deliver your puppy to Ottawa or Toronto. Tweed, ON K0K 2J0
Joyaseda Reg’d, Sigrid Erdmann. World renowned, home raised, health and DNA tested, CKC registered pups for show or pet.
Kapatria Havaneses Reg’d
Kapatria Havaneses Reg’d. Is a small in home kennel dedicated to producing puppies according to breed standard. Health and personality are a priority. Pups for family pets or show. We will be introducing our Chocolate pups this year! Visit our website for show results and available puppies!
Matalsha Companions, Darlene Eckhardt. Exceptional quality home raised puppies. Health and temperament are our priorities. Our adorable affectionate companions are lovingly raised, CKC registered and have a health guarantee. Holstein, ON N0G 2A0.
Sonrisas Reg’d, Rita Thomas. At Sonrisas Havanese, health is our priority. Our goal is to produce healthy, athletic puppies that are temperamentally suited for loving pets as well as performance sports. All our dogs are CKC conformation champions as well as titled in agility and rally both in Canada and the US.
Talemaker Havanese, Darlah and Nathan Potechin. Member of Havanese Fanciers Club of Canada (www.havanesefanciers.com). Toronto, ON.
Jomarans Reg’d, Beth Dalman & Cathy Enns. JOMARANS Havanese (since 1990) and Cotons (since 1996). Adorable show and pet quality puppies, and occassionally adults. Our well-socialized puppies are GUARANTEED, registered, micro-shipped, vet checked and vaccinated prior to careful placement in their new homes. Lifetime return policy. Email us for photos, references and application.