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5 Lovable Small Dogs That Are Half Havanese

The Havanese is a small dog that gets extremely high marks in many categories. They do no shed and are hypo-allergenic, they love children and other pets, and they are easy to train. What more do you need? There are several popular hybrid dogs that are created with the Havanese. This way you can possibly have the better of two breeds.

We tend to like small dog breeds because they are easy to transport, less costly to care for, they don’t need a lot of exercise, they are easy to travel with, and they can sit on our laps. Many people prefer mixed breed dogs because they tend to be healthier, live longer and they can be found in shelters, rather than paying a high price to a breeder. Designer dogs are very popular right now, it seems like everyone is trying to find the next best breed.

The Havanese is a breed that originates in Cuba. They were often found in the homes of the wealthy during the 18th and 19th centuries. In the 1960s, when Cubans were migrating to the US, they brought their dogs. In the 1970s, Havenese began to be bred in the US. They come in many colors: cream, gold, white, silver, blue and black. They have a long reputation of being circus dogs because they are intelligent and easy to train. Havanese dogs love to be with people. They have dark eyes and a long silky coat that is easier to maintain when kept short. They are alert watch dogs, but only occasionally bark. They tend to be prone to skin diseases and cataracts. Other favored small dog breeds, mixed with the Havanese make a new, adorable dog.
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