Originally Posted by BarneyBoy
Our Barney would definitely fit into the moderate category on the scale. He is a healthy weight for his size, but I would not want him to get any heavier, but he may still be growing.
His ribs are very easily felt just under his skin, but are not sticking out, not that we would notice with all that fur!
This is a very important point! There is NO WAY of knowing a Havanese's body condition without putting your hands on them. That coat can make a painfully thin dog with a very profuse coat look "chubbier" than an obese dog with less coat. You HAVE to learn to assess your dog's condition by feeling them. Then, once they are full grown, and you know they are in good condition, you can weigh them and use that as a guide. But I still think hands-on is better.