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Different kinds of Havanese?

This may be a silly question but is there more than one kind of havanese? Some look like Daisy and some don't? Is there different facial characteristics or different sub breads?
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As far as I know, there aren't any other "types" of Havanese (except maybe the short haired version... I'm not sure if those are considered a separate breed).

There will be slight variations within the breed, but generally they should have very similar facial structures, body shapes, etc.

Some of it might just be different hair lengths, colors, etc. Or maybe some of the pictures you've seen are Havanese mixed with other breeds. There was some post on here a few days back about how the popularity of Havanese mixes is growing.
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Aside from mutts/cross breeds, the corded havanese looks different from a hair perspective then the regular more popular havaneses.

Some people regard the Havana Silk Dog different but I think they are the same.

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Different lines have some physical differences. You see some longer, some more square, some with longer lets, more pointed muzzles, some more dense coat, some round eyes, etc.etc. They are all Havanese. Good breeders try for the ideal (and hopefully get as close as they can, but the perfect dog isn't going to happen. This was actually a good question.

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We have two Havs and my sister has one named Solie, who happens to be Cooper's littermate. Just to point out all the difference, Solie is white with such curly cottony fur that people think she is part poodle. She is almost impossible to brush and always has mats no matter how much time my sister spends grooming her and she spends a lot of time grooming her. When you brush or cut out a knot, it looks like a piece of cotton batting.

Cooper, her brother, has a silky curly hair that straightens as it grows longer. He really has a beautiful coat. Tessa, who is ten months, has coarser slightly wavy coat. It's really funny to see all of them together because people that don't know the breed don't think it's possible that they are all the same breed.

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Tessa has a much longer snout than Cooper. It's actually really noticeable.

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My sister has a Hav that has cottony CURLY hair. I mean curly curly almost like a poodle. He is taller and longer than Bumi with a square face and weights nearly nothing.
Bumi has somewhat straight hair with some wave to it (top part of his coat), His muzzle is refined as well as his head. He is smaller and shorter than my sister's dog but he weights a lot more.


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I have 2 havs. Riley has a squarer muzzle and a silky coat. Zoey has a longer, narrow muzzle with a cottony coat.

I was at a cocktail party recently and met a woman who is a dog show judge. She was remarking how inconsistent appearance was really hurting the Havanese breed. I don't know anything about dog show judging, but she really seemed to think this was a issue. By the way, she is a bichon owner and breeder and of course they all seem to look exactly alike...LOL.

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I like that they often have different looks. And they all (or most) have a great personality in common!

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My two,who are half brother and sister are totally different in appearance and character,but it is funny because when we are out some people say,"Oh how do you tell them apart, are they twins?"Whilst others think they are different breeds!Dizzie is actually a very good breed standard,his height and length and shape of head are all very good and he has a very soft straight silky coat,also almond shaped eyes,where as dear little Nellie,is smaller though of course she is a girl,also her head is rounder and muzzle shorter,her eyes are very round,and her coat is even softer than Dizzies,with a slight wave.I like the fact that they are different,and Dizzie looks like a boy whilst Nellie has a very feminine appearance.Here are a couple of pictures to demonstrate.
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