So you’re looking to adopt an Havanese, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Distinctive features of the Havanese include a curled-over tail and a gorgeous silky coat, which comes in a variety of colors. Some owners enjoy cording the coat, in the manner of a Puli, and others clip it short to reduce grooming time. Happily, Havenese are just as cute no matter what hairdo you give them.Their small but sturdy bodies, adaptable nature, and social skills make Havanese an ideal city dog, but they are content to be anywhere that they can command the attention of admirers young and old alike. Havanese, smart and trainable extroverts with the comic instincts of a born clown, are natural trick dogs. Havanese are also excellent watchdogs and take the job seriously, but will usually keep the barking to a minimum. Havanese, the only dog breed native to Cuba, are cheerful little dogs with a spring in their step and a gleam in their big, brown eyes. These vivacious and sociable companions are becoming especially popular with American city dwellers.”
An Havanese typically ranges from 21.59cm to 29.21cm in height, and weighs from 3.17514659kg to 5.8967008100000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Havanese breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Havanese insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.