1. Havanese dogs are also known as “Velcro dogs” due to their tendency to stick close to their owners.
  2. This breed originated in Cuba and is the national dog of the country.
  3. Havanese dogs have a hypoallergenic coat, which makes them a good choice for people with allergies.
  4. They were originally bred as companion dogs for wealthy families in Cuba.
  5. Havanese dogs are highly trainable and excel in obedience and agility competitions.
  6. They have a long lifespan of around 14-16 years.
  7. Havanese dogs are small in size, weighing between 7-13 pounds.
  8. Despite their small size, Havanese are not yappy dogs and are relatively quiet.
  9. They have a unique gait that is described as “springy” due to their ability to bounce and jump with agility.
  10. Havanese are social dogs and enjoy being around other dogs and people.
  11. They are known to be intelligent and affectionate, making them great family pets.
  12. Havanese dogs are adaptable and can live in small apartments or larger homes.
  13. They require daily exercise, but a short walk or playtime in the backyard is usually sufficient.
  14. Havanese dogs come in a variety of colors, including black, white, cream, and chocolate.
  15. They have a long, silky coat that requires regular grooming to prevent matting.
  16. Havanese dogs are prone to dental issues, so regular teeth cleaning is important.
  17. They are also prone to eye problems, such as cataracts and retinal dysplasia.
  18. Havanese dogs are not typically aggressive and get along well with children and other pets.
  19. This breed is highly adaptable and can be trained to do a variety of tasks, including therapy work and search and rescue.
  20. In Cuba, Havanese dogs were once used to play a game called “Sabueso” in which they would hunt rats in a ring while spectators placed bets on which dog would catch the most rats.