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Havanese  

 

The sweet but sturdy little Havanese is descended from dogs brought to Cuba from Spain and has evolved from a lap-warmer of the aristocracy into a versatile family companion, watch-dog, and herder of the family poultry flock. They are the National Dog of Cuba and Cuba’s only native breed. This is a friendly, bright, trainable breed that makes a wonderful family pet and tends to be good with children. Their coat is abundant but light and silky and offers protection from the tropical sun and heat. The Havanese coat does not shed, which makes them suitable as pets for allergy sufferers, but does require regular grooming to keep clean and tangle free. Although a toy breed, they are active and require daily exercise.

Havanese Club of America   

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Havanese

 

 


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