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How To Choose A Havanese Breeder

How to choose a Havanese Breeder.

You are investing thousands of dollars and perhaps 15 years of your life. The diligence you exhibit as you select a breeder, and then a dog, will have profound implications for your enjoyment of your new pupppy and the dog’s long-term well being. To help you make an educated decision we are publishing a comprehensive list of ‘red flags’ written …

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The Story of One Craigslist Havanese Puppy: A Cautionary Tale

Lora Nestor had no intention of buying a Havanese off of craigslist. She applied to numerous rescue organizations but was turned down because she has three big dogs already at home; a Mastiff and two Newfoundlands. Ironically, the three large dogs in the house that made it impossible for Lora to a adopt a Havanese, were in fact all rescues themselves. Lora figured that if …

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Havanese Named Best Dog for Apartments

The Havanese is the best dog for apartment dwellers and the favorite of landlords.

Today as increasing numbers of apartments and condominiums bill themselves as “dog friendly”, it can be truly said that the Havanese breed is “landlord friendly”. The AKC (American Kennel Club) recently named the Havanese to its list of best breeds for apartment or condo dwellers. And while stalwart breeds like the French Bulldog, Pug, and Shih Tzu are certainly deserving …

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Will Popularity Ruin The Havanese Breed?

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Will the ever-increasing popularity of the once-rare Havanese lead to the breed’s downfall? Will irresponsible and uneducated breeding by newly-minted Havanese ‘breeders’ result in the extreme health issues that plague the most popular breeds? The Havanese is gaining recognition as an affectionate, hypoallergenic dog, easy to keep in apartments or houses, wonderful with children and hardier than most toy breeds, …

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History of the Havanese Breed

Queen Victoria had two Hvanese dogs.

Excerpted from The Havanese by Diane Klumb with Joanne Baldwin, DVM. Click to purchase from Amazon. Like a troupe of little Rumba dancers, the Havanese burst upon the American show scene in 1999, all ruffles and charm, a virtual unknown in the world of dogs. Soaring in popularity, they seemed to have emerged from nowhere, leading many to believe that …

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Are Havanese The Dog World’s Best Kept Secret?

Havanese World, top breed website.

The once-rare Havanese breed is growing in popularity – and is it any surprise? With a personality that’s as sunny as his native island of Cuba, the Havanese is a fun and devoted companion. Summary The Havanese dog breed has won many admirers with his long, silky hair, expressive eyes, and cuddly size. Bred as a companion dog to the Cuban aristocracy …

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CKC Official Breed Standard

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Note: April 2014 – The Canadian Kennel Club standard has not changed. Although you may see publicity in the popular press saying that changes have been made, this is not so. The National breed club did initiate an amendment proposal to clarify ambiguous areas of the standard however the amendments were not approved by CKC. Therefore, the Canadian breed standard …

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AKC Havanese Breed Standard

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General Appearance The Havanese is a small, sturdy dog of immense charm. The native dog of Cuba, he is beloved as a friendly, intelligent and playful companion. He is slightly longer than tall, with a long, untrimmed, double coat. The Havanese has a short upper arm with moderate shoulder layback and a straight topline that rises slightly from the withers …

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