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Havanese size

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Now that I'm looking for a Havanese puppy I was wondering if anyone can tell me about their adult size. I am only familiar with the Bichon Frise. As a full-grown adult, my Bichon Snuggles was able to lay in my lap, as she weighed less than 11 lbs. and was about maybe 18" from her shoulders to her rump.

It looks to me that some of your adorable adult Havanese on this Forum are larger than that. But are they considered a lap dog and can they curl up with you? Just wondering what to expect and I thought I would get the best answers here!

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Mine are both around 11 lbs each and 16" from neck to rear. Shelby is a little shorter in length. So, yes, they qualify as lap dogs based on size.

Some Havs can be bigger and we do have some bigger ones on the forum, but they still think they are lap dogs. My lap was 55 lbs and she thought she was a lap dog.


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Lola is 14 inches long from her neck to her tail and weighs 10 lbs. She is just the right size to curl up next to me in my chair every night. She is definitely a snuggle puppy.
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Um, my girl is about 8.5 and definately on the "small side" when you put her in a room full of Havanese, she's the lower end of the standard. She was the "tiny runt" and lucky to make it.

I've seen Havs that are close to 20 lbs, if not over, and about every size in between. Be careful with anyone that breeds "Small" Havanese (under 8 lbs), I've read that there are some health problems (increased risk and such)

I don't think size determines their lap tendencies, personality/temperment is what to ask about.

Oh, and she's a perfect sized snuggler! Except at 3am in the morning when she's on top of my chest with her face/fur in my nose! LOL

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I think you have to explore your thoughts on "lap dog." Here is a picture of my two taken last night on my lap. Dora is 10.5" tall weighing 11lbs. Isabelle is 7 1/2"tall weighing 4.5lbs. But you can see their size difference!

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Most definitely the temperment!!!! You must research temperment of parents first. The snuggle size will come later
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I agree with the temperment.....my lab thinks that she is a lap dog at sixtie some pounds. I love Jillee's temperment but I also looked at the parents to see how there temperment was.....Gigi is very layed back and Rocky well he is just the life of the party!!!! I love them both!!! Jillee has more of her mommy in temperment and size. My breeder said today that she is a Gigi made over!!!!

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Thanks, Ladies!

I can't wait! I've missed that cuddling (husbands aren't the same lol) and I understand how important temperament can be. Kara, I think the 3 a.m. nuzzling sounds great but I'm sure it can get "old" after awhile. I'm sure I'll get some other answers and look forward to everyone's input. Thanks again.

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My girl Oskarka is 9" tall and weighs about 7.5-8 pounds, my other girl Madi is about 10.5" tall and weighs @ 11 pounds, and my boy Cedrik is 9.5" tall and weighs 10 pounds. They all are our lap dogs and cuddle bugs. They see one on our lap and they feel that they might be missing out, usually we end up with all three at once....and they fit

Amanda I know you could fit one more on your lap, as I know all three of mine fit

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I think you have to explore your thoughts on "lap dog." Here is a picture of my two taken last night on my lap. Dora is 10.5" tall weighing 11lbs. Isabelle is 7 1/2"tall weighing 4.5lbs. But you can see their size difference!

Amanda (who thinks she can definetly fit a third!!!)
What a pretty picture!!

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