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A lot of the European Havanese originated here. There were a few breeders over there that imported dogs from the U.S., which a lot of the bloodlines originate from over there. Since then, "dogs of type" were added. Some of those came from some of the Slavic countries that were thought to have originally come from Cuba, being a fellow communist country. So, who knows....
A small group went to Cuba, as part of Cuban Rescue, I think in 2005 or 6. They carried things that the dogs down there could use, and collected DNA during part of their trip from Havanese (Habaneros) down there. There was a talk given at the Havanese National Specialty that year abut the trip, and what they found. Five people attended to hear it, several of which had heard it before, so there was little interest. The genetic research, comparing American Havanese, with the Cuban dogs, showed that they possibly shared only 3 out of the 78 chromosomes. History and Science sometimes don't mesh.
I expect more will be heard about the Cuban dogs that are already here, as the political stuff gets eased off.
Last edited by Tom King; 12-19-2014 at 09:26 PM.