The Havachon breed is a mix of the Bichon Frise and Havanese dogs. As both of its parent dogs are quite small, Havachon puppies are quite small themselves.
The Havachon is occasionally referred to as the Cuban Velcro dog, which represents the fact that they love to stay loyal to their owners – sometimes to a fault. The Havanese dog is the national dog of Cuba.
It’s believed that Bichon dogs originally arrived in Cuba around the same time that the Spanish arrived. The colonists loved the dogs. However, during the Cuban revolution and the massive changes that took place during this time, a number of these dogs ended up in the United States.
The Havachon was only officially recognized in 1996, but since then, they have grown significantly in popularity.
Appearance of Havachon Puppies
Havachon puppies are generally quite small. The main difference between different Havachon dogs is their coats. Their fur can range from silky smooth to curly and dense. Some have significantly shorter hair than others.
Their fur can also range in color from white to cream, grey to black, brown to silver, or even blueish.
What are Havachon Puppies Like? (Temperament)
Havachon puppies are fun dogs. They like to play and they’re generally cheerful and upbeat, making them fantastic for families.
Havachons have a strong sense of loyalty and value their owners and the people who give them lots of intention. While they might seem independent while they’re with people, they tend to struggle with separation anxiety.
Havachons are fortunately quite easy to train, being curious and intelligent. However, they are occasionally known to be stubborn.
As with most dogs, make sure that you start socializing them as early as possible.
Taking Care of the Havachon
Havachon puppies are hypoallergenic, and they don’t shed very much. However, you still need to make sure that you brush them on a regular basis to prevent their fur from matting. This is one of the most common issues which can be easily avoided by giving them a brush a couple of times each week.
Many people prefer to get their Havachon a professional trim every few weeks.
Havachon dogs do not require too much bathing, either. Unless they’re visibly dirty or very smelly, you shouldn’t have to worry about it.
Try to brush your dog’s teeth on a regular basis. If you feed them hard dog food, the coarseness of the food might help their teeth avoid plaque. But it’s still a good idea to give them a regular brushing.
A Havachon rarely needs more than a cup of food per day, making them quite cheap to own.
Exercising Your Havachon
Havachons are quite active for their size and you’re going to need to walk them at least once a day. If you have a fenced yard, then they might be happy to just run around outside for a while. Either way, make sure that they’re getting at least half an hour of exercise every day.
One of the most fun things to do with a Havachon is to teach them tricks. This can count as exercise, and allows you to develop a stronger relationship with them.