Showing posts with label Havanese Dog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Havanese Dog. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

How To Choose The Right HAVANESE For You!

The sweet, playful expression of the Havanese has caught your eye. You are hooked by their fluffy fur and affection. You excitedly scope the classifieds and internet for a Havanese breeder. You can't wait to bring home a new puppy today!

Photo by Kirt Edblom 
Slow down. Take a moment and breath. Don't be too quick with your decision. It is optimal to find a Havanese that has the personality, physicality, and connection that is top notch. Therefore, it is beneficial to take the following factors into account before selecting your specific Havanese.

While purchasing a new dog can be emotional, do not let your emotions outweigh your practical side. You will have your dog for their entire life which can be close to 20 years with a Havanese. Therefore, you want to make sure that you find the Havanese that is going to fit in with your family and enjoy its new home. You must think about your dog's needs as well as your own.
Set a goal to make an informed decision when choosing your Havanese. The following are some of the issues you need to take into account when you are faced with several different sweet Havanese puppies to choose from.

The issues you should consider when searching for a Havanese include:

o Finding A High Quality Breeder
This is probably one of the most if not the most important considerations to make before you choose your Havanese Puppy. Choosing the wrong breeder may mean you either buy a puppy that is not Pure Havanese, or one which may not be as healthy as you would like and end up costing you enormous in Vet bills.

o Male Versus Female
This, for many remains a personal decision. Whether you prefer a Male or Female Havanese puppy is up to you and what you are looking for in a puppy.

o Age of the Havanese
There are many owners who for some reason or another no longer want their Havanese and give them up. This means there are many older Havanese dogs that are waiting for a new owner. You have a choice when you buy your Havanese. You can either choose to buy a puppy or rescue an older dog.

o Temperament / Personality
When you visit each Puppy you are trying to choose between, you will certainly notice that they each have their own personality. You will need to have an idea as to what temperament or personality you are looking for in your new puppy.

o Health of the Havanese
To save you expensive Vet bills and possibly heartache, it is important that the Havanese you choose is as healthy as can be. This also goes back to making sure you choose the right Havanese breeder.
These are practical issues that must be evaluated so as to avoid any troubling situations or unmet expectations in the future.

    By Fiona Kelly
    Fiona Kelly is a passionate Havanese owner that has uncovered exactly how to have the perfect, happy, healthy and best behaved Havanese.
    Article Source: EzineArticles

Saturday, July 1, 2017

HAVANESE DOGS - What to Expect

The Havanese dog is a breed that came back from a crisis in the last century to become a popular family pet today. This dog is especially popular in the United States, with some breeders still charging up to $1000 for a pup, despite the fact that the Havanese dog is becoming more readily available today.

Havanese Taimi

Bichon Havanese - Photo by Hemlit

The reason for their popularity is mainly in their personality: Havanese are fiercely loyal, eternally playful and consistently cute entertainers. This makes them a good choice as a family pet for many families, including those with children and other animals in the house. These dogs are also quite brave, despite their small size, and can make excellent watch dogs. One of the best things about this breed is the fact that they never seem to lose their zest for life that they have as puppies. You will rarely see a grumpy adult Havanese dog, but you are likely to see one that is always ready to play.

The Havanese dog is characterized by a submissive temperament that is intelligent and eager to please his master. Unfortunately for Havanese owners, this doesn’t always mean that these dogs housebreak quickly and easily. In fact, the opposite is often true, and Havanese tend to take longer to get through the process than other breeds. To assist in the process, some breeders are now recommending the use of a litter box that contains a hard, cylindrical paper pellet. This pellet can attract the dog to the box, encouraging the pup to use the box earlier and more often.

This has become a popular method of housebreaking a number of toy breeds, including the Havanese. Because this dog has a lot of energy, a fenced back yard will allow him a safe place to run and play. He will also want to spend plenty of time with his family, in play and cuddle time, so make sure you have the time to give him. A Havanese that does not receive sufficient attention from him family may become destructive.

If you are thinking about a new family pet, the Havanese dog can be a great choice for your family. With energy to spare and an intelligent, eager personality, you will find the Havanese to be fairly easy to train and plenty of fun to play with. This dog usually comes with a sweet, gentle temperament that makes him a loyal and loveable pet. However, don’t let his docile nature fool you, because a Havanese can also make a pretty fierce watch dog, at least with the amount of noise he can produce at the possibility of a stranger approaching.

These dogs are not afraid of much, and are always ready to protect their families. If you believe that a Havanese dog might be the right breed for your next family pet, your next step will be to find a responsible, reputable Havanese breeder that an offer you a puppy that will be healthy and bred in the proper way. You can also continue to research the Havanese breed and gather as much information as possible to assist in your selection and care of your new pup.

By Fiona Kelly
Article Source: EzineArticles

Monday, May 1, 2017

The HAVANESE Puppy – Where Did It All Start? Part 1

The Havanese puppy is a loveable dog that unknown to many is a member of the Bichon breed family.  What does Bichon mean?  “Bichon” is a French word that means “fleecy dog”.  The Bichon breed is often related to the Barbet.  The Barbet is the French name for a poodle like water spaniel that is thought to be an ancient ancestor of the current day Bichon breed varieties.

English: Havanese cd2
Havanese cd2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Of course there are several different types of Bichon dogs that include:  the Maltese, Bichon Frise, Bichon Bolognese, Lowchen, Coton de Tulear, and the Havanese.  These Bichon breed varieties have various geographic origins.  

Most of these breeds were around in ancient Greece.  When the Spanish Empire swept across the world in the 1500’s, so did the Bichon breeds as well.  The Bichon breeds were known to be perfect companions for long voyages on maritime ships.

Originally the Bichon breeds were developed in the Canary Islands, France, and as well as Cuba.  Now of these breeds can you guess which Bichon breed came from Cuba?  That’s right, it was the Havanese!

Like so many dog breeds the Havanese breed was named after the world famous seaport in Havana, Cuba.  It’s not surprising then that the Havanese is the national dog of Cuba.  In Cuba, the Havanese dogs  descended from a dog breed called “Blanquito de la Habana”!.

So what is the best way to describe the Havanese? The Havanese breed is a small, white fluffy dog that has a well defined face.  The Havanese breed is very affectionate, loyal and a special companion that just loves to sit on your lap.  They not only want your love and attention but they will give their admiration in return.  Their attentiveness paired with their beautiful coat and features made the Havanese a well sought after breed.

Although the aristocratic society of Cuba embraced the Havanese the turn of the century into the 1900’s brought a change in the interests of the social elite.  The upper crust of society no longer favored the Havanese breed!

Why did this happen?  Especially after 200 years how could such a high demand for the Havanese breed diminish?  We part of the reason is due to the influence of North America.  Prior to 1900, Cuba was dominated by European, and in particular Spanish, influences.  The Cubans as a result conducted the majority of their business with Spain.  Therefore this European influence created the prevalence of the European Bichon Frise lapdogs.

Around 1900 North America then began to conduct more business with Cuba.  As a result of this new business partnership it also introduced different types of dog breeds to the wealthy Cubans.  The wealthy Cubans soon wanted to be on par with North Americans regarding the latest trends and this included the current “it” dog breeds.

So this desire to keep up with the North American “Jones’” lead to the Havanese breed to be overlooked in the wealthy Cuban households as they searched for a new breed to adore.  This transition left the Havanese to become a house pet in common households.  In effect, the Havanese garnered a wider audience of admirers and owners.

Author: Fiona Kelly

Thursday, April 6, 2017

HAVANESE Puppy - Puppies of the World

Havanese Puppy - Puppies of the World

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

HAVANESE DOGS and Their Owners

In the 1900's the Havanese dog went through a rough time as a breed. Since then, this dog has grown in popularity as a companion and a family pet, particularly in the United States. When this breed was harder to find, the cost of the Havanese dog had gone up considerably. Today, despite the increased availability of the breed, you can still find Havanese pups for as much as $1000. One of the biggest reasons that this breed is so sought after is the personality of the Havanese.

English: Havanese Dog named Demitasse Obiwan D...
Havanese Dog
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If you are looking for a pet that will always be ready to play, will show unending loyalty to his family and keep you entertained regularly, then the Havanese is the dog for you. They also tend to work well in homes with children and other pets, although their small size can put them at a bit of a disadvantage. Don't let that small size fool you however, Havanese dogs are fairly fearless, and make surprisingly good watchdogs. Their energy and playfulness will remain with them well into adulthood as well, so you don't have to worry about your Havanese pup slowing down any time soon.

Intelligent, submissive and eager to please his master. These characteristics are typical in the Havanese breed, which makes it easy t train most of the time. However, housebreaking a Havanese can be a more challenging process than with other types of breeds. Most breeders and Havanese owners will advise someone purchasing a Havanese puppy to allow plenty of time and patience to complete the housebreaking routine. One reason is because Havanese pups do not always leash train well, meaning they may not complete their "business" when enjoying a walk with you.

If you are having a hard time getting your Havanese pup housebroken, one method that has worked with some Havanese owners is the use of a litter box that is designed for use with toy dog breeds. Do not ever use regular cat litter in your dog's box, since he could eat it and get sick. Instead, you can use a hard, cylindrical paper pellet that will actually attract your dog to his box. It is also important to make sure that you spend plenty of time with your puppy, since a lonely dog can easily turn into a chewing dog.

If you are looking for a new pet for your family, and you are hoping for a dog that will be easy to train and fun to own, a Havanese puppy might be the right choice for you. This dog is submissive by nature, eager to please, and intelligent to boot. He is generally a pup that will always be ready to play with your family, and never lacking in energy. Often Havanese are natural performers and your pup may entertain you frequently with his antics. He will be loyal and loveable, and despite his small size, he may make a fairly effective watchdog.

Most Havanese tend to be fearless, and even fierce when the situation calls for it. If you are thinking that a Havanese puppy might be the right dog for you, there are plenty of Havanese breeders available who can offer you one of these pups in good health and with good breeding. To find a breeder, you can search online or ask friends or your veterinarian for recommendations. It is also a wise idea to continue to research the breed, so that you can learn everything possible about the Havanese dog.

    By Fiona Kelly
    Fiona Kelly is a dog owner, breeder, and avid studier - particularly of small dog breeds. Havanese are a wonderful small dog breed characterized by its lack of shedding, good temperament, and good general health. If you are seeking information about what to expect with the Havanese [] this article will provide it for you.
    Article Source: EzineArticles