Learn more about Havanese weight and size
The Havanese is a small yet sturdy breed in both size and weight, unlike many other dogs in the Toy group.
It’s important to keep your Havanese at a healthy weight. Due to their smaller size, extra weight can be harder on their joints and bodies than it would for a larger breed. Make sure to follow the feeding guidelines on your food and consider a diet plan if your Havanese gains unnecessary weight. Read more about Havanese size and weight.
The Havanese has a hairlike coat rather than the fur coat most dog breeds possess. Because of this, they are often referred to as “nonshedding.” In reality, they do shed but their hairs become trapped in their coat. These trapped hairs can quickly grow into mats if their coats are not brushed out daily. It is important to keep up on your dog’s grooming in order to prevent mats from developing. Mats can cause pain and discomfort and even lead to infection.
For more information on grooming your Havanese, please check our Grooming submenu at the top of the page to find our sites on grooming adult Havanese and grooming Havanese puppies. Additionally, we have pages on their Coat Colors and Shedding that may be useful to you.
The Havanese is a relatively healthy breed, thanks to selective breeding by responsible breeders. But like any dog breed, there are some genetic health issues that a potential owner should be aware of before purchase. Please read our pages on Allergies, Health Problems, and Lifespan pages for more information.
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Looking for great reputable Havanese breeders near you? We can help you find one! Whatever your needs or wants in a breeder and dog, we’re here to help. To get started, simply contact us through our Havanese locator.
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Whether you already have a Havanese or are getting your first, a good local groomer experienced with the breed will be an invaluable tool. Check out our directory to browse listings and get in touch with breeders near you.