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A healthy havanese puppy must have good appearance, playful character and sweet comportment, not signs of diseases or sickness.
A good HAVANESE must have:

Straight back ( like the bichon family ).
The eyes are like almonds and they are dark, never clear.
Happy character.
Havanese dancing (some havanese dogs have this walking style in their step and it´s typical of the breed ) It´s the elegant gait. They show their paws.
The coat is long, soft, lightweight and silky.
Black pigment in eyes, nose, lips and pads.
Eyes tabs.
All the colours are accepted in the coat of the breed.

Its other virtues:

The havanese is a COMPANION DOG.
The breed is a THERAPHY DOG. It is smart and can be easily trained.
A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, people with learning difficulties, and stressful situations, such as disaster areas. The most important characteristic of a therapy dog is its temperament. A good therapy dog must be friendly, patient, confident and gentle.
They are hypoallergenic dogs.
The breed is a healthy breed.
The havanese is a small size breed.
The havanese can have many colors in its coat, from pure white to intense black, cream, gold, red, grey, brown.....One same dog can have one color or some colours in its coat ( particolour ). The colour of the puppy can change and to be lighter in adult age.
The havanese coat is silky ( the breed is named HAVANA SILKY DOG ). They are known by their owners as VELCRO DOGS, following household members everywhere.


The Havanese can have many colors in its coat, from pure white to intense black, cream, gold, red, grey, brown... One same dog can have one color or some colours in its coat (particolour).

If you want to know more about the colours of the havanese breed, you can see this link with a lot of information about the colours ( some albums with all colours ) and the development of the colour from the puppy to adult age and types of coat.

In Muguiris, we are specialist in WHITE, CREAM, GOLDEN and RED HAVANESE.
You can read more information about these colours, in this link:



The breed is sweet, intelligent and easily trained. The havanese is a playful, affectionate and intelligent breed.

Maite Domínguez

The Havanese is a dog breed of the Bichon type, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana ("little white dog of Havana"). It is believed that the Blanquito was eventually cross-bred with other Bichon types, to create what is now known as the Havanese. They are sometimes referred to as "Havana Silk Dogs," though this was originally just another name for the Blanquito de la Habana. The Havanese is the National dog of Cuba.

The French word Bichon means "fleecy dog" and is believed to be a contraction of the word Barbichon which in French means "bearded". Over time, the term has become synonymous of a dog completely covered of hair and the breed has a very nice personality and people-oriented.

It is believed that the ancestors of the Havanese came to Cuba in the colonial era with the expeditions from Europe to the New World. Over time and due to different living conditions, these races were transformed. Then came a different kind of dogs, smaller size, long hair, silky, the BLANQUITO DE LA HABANA, because the colour of this dog was all white.

With a lot of crossings, White colour acquired Havana color and size increases, but does not lose its wonderful character. The Havanese was carrying the best traits of their parents, kept the character alive, happy and intelligent, and the breed acquires strength and size.
The Havanese adorned the homes of Cuban aristocracy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The character of the Havanese, so easy of training, extraordinary intelligence and beauty of his coat contributed to the continuing popularity of the breed as a family companion. In Cuba, they became very popular, not only as elite pets.
By the twentieth century, due to the different changes that were occurring, the Havanese was removed from the mansion, but was quickly accepted more modest homes. The breeding of this breed suffered a blow to the revolution in 1959, not in accordance with the popular principles of the new changes.

Over time the race was reduced in number to the point that almost became extinct, not only in Europe but also in his native Cuba. They managed to get eleven dogs from three Cuban families to leave the island to the U.S. fleeing the revolution. At that point, start the rebirth of the race. Most of today is descended from these havanese dogs.

The Havanese dog is also known as Havana Silk Dog.


The Havanese is a perfect companion for the people, children and other pets, very sociable and affectionate. Perfectly adaptation of any lifestyle. It is dynamic and playful. They have constantly gestures and attitudes of affection. It is very outgoing and loves to share their home with other pets.

Because of its beauty and small size makes it one of the most complete companion breeds. It is the ideal companion for the older people and the perfect playmates for children. His tender and cheerful nature makes him a member of the family. It is extraordinarily sweet, friendly, alert, affectionate, playful and lives for the owner.

They are used as therapy dogs with people with difficulties, for its sociable character and its big intelligence. It is very easily to trained. They are not aggressive or possessive dogs.

The coat is abundant, long, and silky and comes in all colors. The Havanese has a spirited personality and a curious disposition, and is notable for its springy gait, a characteristic that distinguishes the breed from all others The Havanese is considered an ideal family pet and a true companion dog. They are highly adaptable to almost any environment, and their only desire is to be with their human companions.

The Havanese has dark brown eyes and almond-shaped lids surrounded by black pigment.


This breed has strong health with a long life expectancy ( around 15-18 years old ).

The breed is very intelligent and they live happily in all life-styles.

The work of the breeder with their puppies is very important to have healthy, well equilibrated and beautiful puppies.

All our dogs are tested by an official veterinary of eyes, heart and elbows and knees, and testicles ( males ).


The coat is long, lightweight and silky.

The havanese needs to do little exercise and this breed can not live outside of home.

The grooming of the havanese is different if you have one show dog ( with long hair ) or one havanese pet ( with puppy cut ).

The coat needs to be combed at least twice per week. You can use special combs or brush for this type of hair. You are welcome to ask me for advices to keep perfectly to havanese dog or puppy.

This breed is hypoallergenic.


If you want know more about the havanese standard, click here and download it

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