I think the only difference between Bichon Habanero and Bichon Havanese is the country. Here in the U.S., they are just "Havanese". even though theya re part of the "Bichon group" of breeds, we don't use Bichon as part of the name.
Just like every breed, there is a fair amount of variation even within Havanese that fit within the breed standard. My Havanese is at the very top of the height standard, at 11.5", and a Havanese as small as 8.5" tall is also within standard. that's a pretty big size range! Then there are the many "pet quality" dogs who are outside of the standard. It isn't THAT uncommon to find a Havanese that is close to 20 lbs (and not because it is fat!) It doesn't make these dogs out of standard any less valuable as pets, it just means that they can't be shown and shouldn't be bred.
As far as your girl friend's cutie is concerned, you already know that his coat type, while it does show up in some lines of Havanese, is not eligible for the show ring. His tail is also not correct for a Havanese. It is too "loose" and down't curl up over his back. It's hard to tell from the videos, but from what you have said about his size, he is probably over size too. That of course has NOTHING to do with him as a pet! He looks adorable, is a very pretty dog, and I am sure he's a great pet. But he does not conform to breed standards.
The fact that he is long isn't an issue… Havanese are long too. You would see that if you ever saw one wet!
They are not anywhere near as long as a dachshund, nor do they have short, dwarfed legs like a dachshund. But they are still considered a long backed breed. The reason a Havanese in full coat doesn't look long is two fold. First, their hair hides the fact that their body is shallow from top to bottom. Also, the fact that their tail curls forward over their backs, gives the impression that their back has less length.
The differences in coat length among the dogs you have posted is simply that some people choose to keep their pet Havanese in a "puppy cut" to make grooming easier. They still have the same coat, it keeps growing, and if they are not clipped regularly, they will soon look like the long coated dogs! (well, it DOES take about 3 years for a coat to develop fully, so it doesn't happen over night!) This is very different from a genetically short haired Havanese, like your girl friend's dog. Dogs with that coat type do NOT have coats that keep growing. Instead, they shed their coats twice a year like most other breeds of dog.
As far as how you will know whether your puppy will be a long haired Havanese or not, the first answer is that there is an easy DNA test for the short hair gene. Ask your breeder if her dogs have been tested. If the parents don't carry the short hair gene, they will not produce short haired puppies. If you really want to work with a breeder who hasn't done this testing, there are still more long haired dogs produced than short haired dogs. By the time the puppies are ready to go home, long haired Havanese will already be quite fluffy, and, more importantly, will have much more hair on their muzzle than short haired dogs.
Hello to all members
I love this breed and i meet this breed before 2 months so i dont know a lot about this breed, and have some stuffs about this breed what make me confused so i want ask here. (sorry if i didnt put thread on right place on forum, im new here so i dont know where to put this).
So its about bichon havanese my first question is bichon habanero and bichon havaneser same dog becaause when i founding i have different results, bichon habanero is showed like short coat and is smaller, bichon havanese have longer hair and is taller and longer. Bichon habanero look like this on video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNi5W_Y-238
, and bichoon havaneser who have my grilfriend is shavanese but he is longer and taller a lot than this habanero. This is her dog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtpPncCxud0
, and video of her dog on back legs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYDQ89axnc8
. So peoples tell me why some of thems are taller and longer, and why some are little and shorter?
My second question why some of then have long hair like this https://images.akc.org/breeds/action...s/havanese.jpg
, and some of them have coat like this http://jaybanks.ca/images/2013/04/Th...ia-Commons.jpg
. I like more this one on first pic with long hair so how to know as puppy how will be his coat?
Also why havanese with long coat have longer tail?
My next quiestion is, i hear that dogs with short hair (shavanese) peoples dont keep with thems because that dogs are like have some fail
so if somebody have dog like that i will like better to be my dog then to be on street
That is enough for now when i remember something yet i will ask,
here are some videos of my girlfriend dogs shavanese named benji, i really love how that dog looks he have nice coat.
Here are some Benji's videos on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh-...aYIjmsG6L3yG5Q