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Havanese Size Variations

Today I met a couple with 3 lovely Havanese, very pretty, sandy coloured and about 3 - 6 years old, However, they were much much smaller than Rollo. They were surprised at his size. He measures 13" to the shoulder and weighs 7.5kg or approx 16.5lbs at 10 months old. Is his larger size uncommon? Has anyone else got a big boy/girl?

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My pup is one year old and about 13lbs I think that Hav's just a a larger range then other dogs all depends on the parents.

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From reading prior posts, it seems there can be quite a variation in sizes. Willow is on the small side at only 7-1/2 lbs. and she is an adult. Seems to me someone here has one that weighs in around 18 lbs.



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Tucker is 11 years old, 11.5" (ish) and 15.5-16 pounds.

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Well, seems as if Rollo will just be one of the large but not too unusual boys. Think husband prefers him being a bit larger but he is very strong when pulling on the lead - Rollo that is not husband
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The standard for Havanese according to AKC: (Only if you plan to show)
The ideal height is between 9 and 101⁄2 inches, with an acceptable height range from 81⁄2 to 111⁄2 inches. Height at withers under 81⁄2 inches or over 111⁄2 inches is a disqualification, except that the minimum height shall not apply to dogs or bitches under twelve months of age. The height is slightly less than the length from the point of shoulder to point of buttocks, creating a rectangular outline. The Havanese is moderately boned and should never appear coarse or fragile. https://images.akc.org/pdf/breeds/st...s/Havanese.pdf

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Today I met a couple with 3 lovely Havanese, very pretty, sandy coloured and about 3 - 6 years old, However, they were much much smaller than Rollo. They were surprised at his size. He measures 13" to the shoulder and weighs 7.5kg or approx 16.5lbs at 10 months old. Is his larger size uncommon? Has anyone else got a big boy/girl?

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Well he is clearly over the "standard" for the breed height. The tallest they can be is 11 1/2" to be "within standard". And as such, he couldn't be shown. But my guess is that wasn't your plan anyway, and his extra size just gives you "all the more to love!

They DO occasionally go over size... there are also "undersized" ones. We don't have a weight limit for the breed, but the standard calls for them to to be between 8 1/2" and 11 1/2". with an "ideal height" of between 9 and 10 1/2".

My boy is a big one, though still within standard. he is 11 1/2", and weighs 17.5 lbs. My girls are 10" (12 lbs) and 10 1/2"(10 lbs). All of them are in slim, athletic weight. I just posted them here to show you how their height AND weight can vary... Even in two girls who are close in height.


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Well, seems as if Rollo will just be one of the large but not too unusual boys. Think husband prefers him being a bit larger but he is very strong when pulling on the lead - Rollo that is not husband
Believe me, until my 10" girl learned better, she could pull with the best of them. Low to the ground for better torque. Not pulling is something that needs to be trained for most of them.
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Paddington weighed in at 9.5kg / 20.9llb at his annual checkup about a year ago (approx 1yr old). I think he is an outlier for his breeder.
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Scout is on the larger size. Due to his two surgeries he gained weight. At his recheck a few weeks ago he was 20lbs. He needs to lose 2-3lbs. No more treats! He is 11.5". Truffles is 8.5" and weighs 12lbs.

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