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Is my dog a Havanese

Hi, I'm new to this forum. I hope someone can help me with my question. I adopted a dog from the pound about a year ago. I thought he might be a "yorkie poo" because his coloring seems similar to a yorkie. However, recently at a swap meet, a stall owner suggested he might be a Havanese. She also owns one and thought he looked very similar. Reading the physical and behavioral description made me wonder too. Spence is a lively, friendly and loving dog with a sweet disposition. Hopefully, other Havenese owners can take a look at him and give me an opinion. Thanks! Kim
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The long curled tail makes me think Havanese! does it curl uo towards his back?

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I forgot to say that she looks part Yorkie too. I have a neezer and my daughter has a Yorkie and I think I can see both breeds there. Welcome to the forum!

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Yes, his tail curls toward his back. I keep him cut short.
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Havanese Quiz...

Does your dog tear up toilet paper?
Does your dog hate to be alone but loves people like crazy.
Does your dog spread out the hips when lying on the belly, sort of like a frog splayed out?
Does your dog sometimes take one piece of food out of the plate and eat it one piece at a time in different spots?

These are just some silly characteristics some havanese do...

I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
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We had a yorkie for many years and the coloring does look like a yorkie or a silky. The tail looks like a neezer, though. How big is he? Does he like to sleep on his back? Independent or more of a wanna be with his people type of fella? My yorkie never slept on her back with her legs in the air the way Murray does. She was also more independent natured than Murray is. He wants to be right with us pretty much 24/7.

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Something about the mouth looks different from a Hav mouth. Do you have more pictures we can look at?



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Hi, I'm not sure I'm replying correctly, but I'll try to answer some questions you all asked. Yes, he is definitely a "velcro" dog. He loves being with me or any of his family 24/7. He weighs 12 pounds and is a solid little guy. He can sleep on his back and he doesn't rip up paper as far as I know. However, he does steal items from us, such as house shoes or my daughter's panties! He loves to lick "kiss" and I have to limit him on this or he'd go on forever. He'll run around the back yard like a nut too. I call it "dervishing." I'll post a few more pictures if I can figure out how to do it! Thanks!!
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Hi, here is another other photo of Spence. His ears go out when he's "asking a question."
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Well, whatever he is, he's cute!

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