Weighing 7 to 13 pounds and standing 23 to 28 centimetres at the withers, the Havanese is a small and sturdy dog. It has a slightly rounded head with a moderate stop and rather short muzzles. It has big almond-shaped eyes that are either black or brown, depending on its coat, with a gentle expression. It has pointed ears that drop down slightly above its eyes. Its nose and lips are black with some brown dogs having pigmentation. It also has strong jaws with a perfect scissor bite.
This Habanero boasts of a beautiful long, silky and hypoallergenic coat, which is wavy or slightly curled. According to KC standards, any colour or combination is permissible except for merle. Aside from aesthetic purposes, its coat is meant to be long to keep the breed cool during hot weather thanks to its self-insulating characteristic. To be able to keep it in top shape, a lot of time and effort are needed such as daily brushing to prevent matting. It will definitely benefit from regular trips to the groomer’s.
Aside maintaining a healthy and clean coat, you also need to pay attention to other grooming aspects such as its dental health, nails, and ears. Since the Havanese is prone to watery eyes, clean tearstains to avoid infections. If you notice your dog has excessive tearing, take it to your trusted veterinarian straight away.