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Havanese personality description

Here is a partial description of Havanese characteristics from HCSC website(Havanese Club of Southern California). It describes Ricky Ricardo to a "T". I think it describes many of the Havanese on this Forum. What do you think?

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Your typical Havanese doesn’t like water much. Rain, wet grass, water bottles, rivers–all are to be avoided in the eyes of a Havanese. Pretty much everything else, they love. Including you! These are definitely velcro dogs. They like to be with their humans and will happily follow you into the bathroom, hanging out with you while you do your business since you watch them do their business. They’re very fair that way. They’ll sleep curled up at your feet until you forget they’re there and accidentally kick them, and then they’ll move a couple feet away. Just out of reach but still close to you. They’re very food-motivated, which is great for training.

They love going on walks with their packs, although in their case, Havanese sometimes bounce or hop as much as they walk due to their build. They love to play. You can teach them to play fetch, and they make for pretty great agility dogs. However, if you aren’t into all that, you can just chase them around the house. My, oh my, do Havanese ever love being chased. As puppies, (edit: and as adults) they instinctively scramble backward away from you when you try to pick them up. They’re not being fearful; they’re enticing you to chase them!

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Yes, sounds like the Havanese breed! However, Willow isn't much of a walker unless it's on her terms. Other than that, this fits Willow to a "T" also!
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That is SO sweet, and exactly what I'm looking for in a dog. I can't wait to pick up my baby in March!
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That sounds right to me. On all counts. What I have never understood is their love of snow. Mine both hate rain, but love snow. You
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That definately describes Abby, with the exception of water. She doesn’t care if it’s raining, will walk through any puddle that happens to be in her path, & prefers to pee in snow over the area you have painstakingly cleared for her. She loves to eat ice. Whenever she needs a buttwash, she loves it, or maybe she’s just desperate to be clean, heh. She always tries to bait our old dog to chase her around the dining room table, but the old dog just waits for her to come around the circle to jump at her, which sends Abby back around at top speed again, & again. These dogs are agile & quick!
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Oh! That is Zumba!! Good to know she is backing up, not to get away from me, but as an invitation to play!
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Shama does love to be chased, but I don't actually have to move much. If we're chasing each other around the kitchen island, I'll take a step toward her, and she'll take off to run zoomies. This is not great for agility, however. It would be better if she enjoyed chasing me!
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Mine loves to play in the snow, but won’t poop in it. Maybe that’s why - he loves it too much to dirty it!

He also loves to trot right through puddles. He’s not a huge fan of water (doesn’t care for baths) with one exception. Once we were at a dog friendly reservoir and he kept barking at my daughter when she ran out off to play. Finally, to appease him, she carried him out on her hip in the shallow water. We were all shocked when he tried to scramble down into the water! He spent the rest of the time swimming with her. He hasn’t ever done it since, but it was the end of the summer so we haven’t been back to that particular place.

Definitely loves to initiate chase, but he also does the same little backing up scramble thing when he wants someone to follow him. He’s great at showing us what he wants by getting us to follow him to his food bowl, the back door, a toy, or to sit in the window - smart little guy! Havanese are definitely smart.

Velcro, check; Sleeping close, check; food motivated, check. Definitely an accurate description of my Hav.
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My Havanese loves to play hide and seek. She runs into her crate and my husband closes the door. Then I go hide...with treats of course. She gets so excited while I am hiding. Then my husband opens the crate and she runs like a bat out of hell trying to find me. It is hilarious! We do this on rainy days when we cannot walk outside.
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What I have never understood is their love of snow. Mine both hate rain, but love snow.
It "snowed" here last night!......if you call 1/4 inch of what looks like very coarse table salt "snow." It was still on the ground at noon today. We live at 2500 feet elevation just 30 miles from Palm Springs and it snows here maybe once every three years or so.

Ricky was totally fascinated and confused by the stuff on his morning walk. I could see his little brain working. He tasted it to see if it was food. Then he smelled it to see if it was poop. He put on his brakes and refused to walk further until he had thoroughly inspected this strange stuff. I knew he was ready to move along as soon as he "marked" the snow as his very own discovery.

This afternoon I took him to the hardware store with me and there was a very brief "snow" flurry. I put him in a cart once inside the store and very quickly the cart was surrounded by 4 people (employees and customers) interacting with him. I had Ricky do some tricks in the cart, like when I tell him to "fist bump" me. People just go nuts for that simple but effective trick. I tell you, these little dogs are a constant source of entertainment!

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