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The Havanese Adult
All the things that make people fall in love with Havanese puppies are the same things that make the Havanese adult one of the most popular toy breeds.
Havanese are extremely bright and social dogs that respond well to proper training. They are also sturdier, and less susceptible to many of the congenital conditions that are common among their cousins, the Maltese, Bichon Frise, and Coton de Tulear.
A Havanese adult is the ideal pet if you live in an apartment or have limited outdoor space, but keep in mind that house training should begin at an early age to ensure success.
Havanese are very loyal, and make great watchdogs. They also socialize well with young children and other house pets.
Shedding is not a problem for Havanese, which makes the breed a popular choice for allergy sufferers. Adult Havanese have long coats, so they require frequent brushing to prevent matting. If this presents a problem, the coat can be kept short. This is also a good option if you live in a warmer climate.
Although these consummate lapdogs are loving and affectionate, adult Havanese do tend to have an independent streak so consistency in training is an absolute must.
They also require more socialization than some other breeds. If left alone for extended periods of time, your Havanese can become depressed, and this can sometimes lead to mischievous behavior or a loss of appetite.
If considering adding a Havanese adult to your family, be sure the breeder can provide you with vaccination records and health certificates stating there are no hip, heart, lung, or patellae issues.
You should also ask whether the breeder offers a rehoming service, just in case you’re unable to keep your new pet for some reason.