Havanese from the Alderon Farms Kennel

The Havanese are great companion dogs who do well in apartment living.  They’re highly intelligence, great with children, and comfortable around other pets and strangers.  They will bark as a stranger arrives, but should not continue barking as some of the other Toy breeds will do.  They can exercise in the house, but a nice walk would be appreciated.  Havanese are very close to their owners and want to be a recognized part of their owner’s life.  Their long coats need to be brushed at least twice a week, and the ears need to be kept clean.  They do not shed and are good if you have allergies.

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Notes for owners
Long.  Little shedding. Weekly Good for allergy sufferers.  Great companions, great with children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Havanese Club of America

HALO-Havanese Angel League Organization for Rescue


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA ( ita408@comcast.net), and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.