Join Date: Feb 2011
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In my opinion the most important things to know about Havanese when determining if they would be a good fit for your home are: (As with anything, there are always exceptions):
1. Havanese tend not to do well if they are left alone for long periods of time. They are companion dogs and really thrive in the company of their person. Many people with Havs work only part time, or out of the home, or are retired or stay at home, etc.. I work full time, but mine comes to work with me.
2. Havanese are known as velcro dogs for a reason. Many like to be by your side (as in right there next to or touching you) as often as possible. Some people love this, other people find it smothering.
3. Grooming - be prepared for it. Havanese have long beautiful hair and it does take some effort/maintenance.
In general, they are a happy, social and lovable breed. Some dogs are higher energy and more or less timid than others so if you want a really active pup that is great with high energy children, it helps a lot to have a good breeder match a pup that will fit nicely into your lifestyle.
Tracy and Brody
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings