Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Cuban Havanese Dog

The Havanese dogs were originally companion dogs of the wealthy. Centuries passed and they became family pets. They make great family pets.

The Havanese is a small dog that will weigh 7 to 14 pounds and will be 8.5 to 10 10.5 inches tall. They have a coat that is silky and long. The have a plumed tail. They can be almost any color.

The Havanese is considered to be from Cuba. The probably found their way to Cuba hundreds of years ago. It is believed they came from the Canary Islands on the trade ships. In the 18th century almost
every wealthy family in Cuba had a Havanese dog in their home. When Cuba had their revolution in 1959 many wealth Cubans moved to the U.S and they brought their dogs with them.

The Havanese dog will be a great watchdog. They are very cuddly. They are alert and protective. They will bark loudly to warn their family that strangers are coming. They will also make great apartment dogs.

They will follow you around the house. They like toys that squeak and long walks. As long as they have their family's company they are happy.

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