Breed Guide: Havanese

Posted on July 21, 2014 under Dog Breeds

A HavansesDr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Havanese

Height (to base of neck): 9-10.5″

Weight:  8-11lb

Color: Many accepted colors including black, blue silver, gold, cream, white, champagne or chocolate.

Origin: Isle of Malta

Coat: Silky double coat with soft short undercoat covered by long profuse outer coat which can be curly or straight.

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

Energy level: High

Exercise needs: Moderate

Is a Havanese the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Havanese is known for its outgoing and friendly nature.  They are highly trainable and good with children.  They can possess a high energy level and have moderate exercise needs. They are alarm barkers and need close human contact.  They have high grooming requirements due to their abundant top coat.

5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Havanese

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Most Expensive Claim 
Ear Infection $201 $1,301
Gastritis $451 $3,073
Retained Deciduous Teeth $171 $601
Inflammation of the Colon $346 $2,118
Skin Allergies $1,014 $4,822

 

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