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Happy Trails Havanese raises beautiful havanese puppies.   We have been raising havanese puppies for many years now and couldn't be happier with the havanese breed.  A havanese puppy will adapt his personality off of your family, making them a welcome addition to the family.       The havanese is a small sturdy dog full of charm, playfulness and of course intelligence.  A havanese  is slightly longer than he is tall with a coat that is thick and full with long silky, wavy hair.  The havanese plumed tail is carried loosely over his back.  The havanese is a  native of Cuba, he had developed from the once lap dog to what he is now today.   Havanese were  the family pet of people living on a small tropical island.  Along the developement of the  havanese, his  duties have been those of companion, watchdog, child's playmate and herder of the family poultry flock.   I must ask myself, would my havanese herd the poultry flock?   Probably not in the sense of herding them but rather to chase them in a game and the chickens would run into the poultry coop for safety.  This is probably the extent to which the havanese herded the chickens.   I can say we live on a farm and I would never see a havanese harm anything intentionally, they have the personality of a small child   and love to have alot of  fun.  The personality of the havanese being childlike, is a lifelong trait of the havanese, they do not turn into that grumpy old dog, but rather a happy, bouncing lifetime addition to the home.  A havanese puppy will stay in the puppy personality his entire life.  A havanese dog will not grow up and be that grumpy dog who doesn't want to play. This makes a havanese puppy  the perfect family pet , they will always be happy and ready to please you.


sable  havanese puppy, shown at 6 weeks of age.

    The presentation of the havanese should reflect his function, always in excellent condition but never so overdone as to preclude a good romp in the leaves.  The havanese  personality is playful rather than decorative.  Most families keep their havanese in a puppy cut for ease of grooming purposes.    

      While historically always a toy dog, his size should never be overly large, nor shall he be fragile as to make him unsuitable for a child's pet.  His unique coat reflects centuries in the tropics.  He has a thick double coat to protect him from the heat.  It is remarkably soft and light in texture, profuse without being harsh or wooly.

 
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Havanese breeder of havanese puppies and havanese dogs.
     In both structure and gait, the havanese is not easily mistaken for any other breed.  His characteristic topline, slightly rising from the withers to the rump, is a result of  moderate angulation both fore and aft combined with a typically short forearm.   The resulting springy gait is flashy and unique to the breed.  The overall impression of the dog on the move is one of agility rather than excessive ability to cover a lot of ground.  The characteristics of the temperment, structure and gait attribute  to  the characteristic of the breed and are essential to type.  


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