Havanese are excellent dogs for children. They have loving, open, and playful personalities! They remain energetic and playful throughout their entire lives. When raised in a home with multiple children, they will develop different games to play with each child. They are happy spending time with members of the family, regardless of the activity. Some of our favorite things to do with our dogs include camping, hiking and going for walks.
Havanese are considered a non-shedding breed. They are hypoallergenic and suitable for most people who suffer from allergies.
There really is no difference between the temperament of a male and female. We have noticed that the males can tend to be just a little bit more loving and snuggly. We have heard it said, and believe it to be true, that a female will love you but a male will be in love with you. We honestly feel any family would adore either a male or a female Havanese, as both make excellent pets. If someone doesn’t have a preference and both options are available we will usually recommend a male.
Our careful breeding at Huggy Bear Havanese allows for our dogs to be between 7 lbs and 12 lbs, in adherence to the AKC breed standard.
Havanese life expectancy is around 14-16 years.
Usually, puppies can leave at 9 weeks. However, we keep the smaller puppies until they are 10-11 weeks.
No. Havanese are a very social breed, and they need to be indoors with the family interacting with daily life. They are not an outdoor breed, however they are willing to go for walks and play outdoors with the family.
In our experience, Havanese have very sensitive stomachs and eating food that they are not used to often causes vomiting and diarrhea. We recommend you care for your puppy by feeding them dry, high-quality puppy food in carefully measured quantities.
Picking your puppy up in person allows for the least amount of stress for the puppy and promotes faster adjustment as you bring them home and into your family. For this reason we do not ship our puppies.
Microchipping is the most successful method to keep track of a lost or stolen dog. A microchip is injected under the skin on the back of the dog’s neck in the same way that they receive a vaccination. Veterinarians and animal shelters keep scanners that read the digital number on the microchip. If your dog is picked up and scanned, your microchip company will be contacted and they will get in touch with you. Many animals have been reunited with their owners thanks to a microchip. Contact your veterinarian about the possibility of microchipping your puppy.
Yes! Consistency is key. When they do what you have asked, celebrate! Give them a treat, lots of love, and praise. It is important to be soft and gentle when handling this breed, as the Havanese is effectively trained with positive attention and praise. We suggest crate training your puppy and we are happy to give help and support through the process.
Havanese are known for being quiet dogs. However, they will be on the alert whenever anyone comes to the home, including both strangers and people they know. For this reason, they make good watch dogs. This can be helpful for those who live alone or who are home alone during the day. As outlined by AKC, this is part of the breed standard for Havanese and an important aspect of their personality.
We accept a non-refundable holding fee of $500.00. This ensures that your puppy will be yours!
First and most importantly, your puppy comes with love! Additionally, we are happy to provide you with purchase contract, 1st shot record, sample starter food, AKC registration, and a puppy going home package.
We would love for you to come visit our Havanese. We feel it is very important for you to take your time and do your research to make sure that you are happy when you bring your puppy home. For the protection of our puppies, we require a deposit to be made before a visit can be scheduled.
Decide if Havanese is the right breed for you.
Do research to determine if a Havanese fits you and your family's lifestyle.
Please feel free to email us with any questions that you have and to receive a placement survey.
Fall in Love!
Prepare yourself for love at first sight! View the latest pictures of our available puppies and contact us with questions about the specific personalities of each individual puppy.
Place your deposit.
Your $500 deposit to hold your puppy is non-refundable.
If you have placed a deposit, you can come meet your puppy when the litter is 6 weeks old. If it is not possible for you to come visit, we will send you updated pictures and videos until you can come pick your puppy up at 9 weeks.
The forms of payment we accept include: credit or debit card through PayPal, cash, money order, Zelle, Venmo, and personal check.
Arrange Puppy Pick Up.
If applicable, we will arrange pick up or personal delivery. Meeting half way may be an option as well.
Care for Your Puppy.
Please be sure to continue your puppy's vaccination schedule and put them on a tick/flea prevention medication, as well as heart worm protection. Continue potty training and remember that the three things your puppy needs the most are discipline, exercise, and your love and attention in that order. Be patient and kind with your puppy. We are here to help! Please stay in touch and contact us with any questions that arise.