The offspring of the Havanese and the Bichon Frise, the Havachon, is a dog with an even, affectionate disposition. These crossbreeds are small size dogs with black, button-like eyes and long hanging ears, with their whole body covered with tufts of dense, silky hair that can be of varying colors. The havachons are not recommended for people living in warm climatic conditions.
|Also known as||Frise Havanese|
|Coat||Short, silky, curly, glossy|
|Colors||White, Black, Silver, Blue, Brown, Golden, Tan, Salt & Pepper, Cream, Gray|
|Group (of Breed)||Toy, designer, non-sporting|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||10 to 17 pounds|
|Height (size)||10 to 15 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, independent, loyal, affectionate, social, alert, obstinate|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with other dogs/pets||Yes|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
Havachon is intensely loyal and affectionate to its owner and the family with a sweet, eager-to-please attitude, expecting a little attention in return. Although, at times, their independent nature might lead to obstinacy or an ‘alpha-dog’ attitude .
They are inquisitive and would hang around all the corners of the house. The fluffy, little dog can be a great play pal to kids and are equally good to the guests and the strangers. Though usually quiet and unaggressive, they make good watchdogs, alerting its family of any sound at the door. All these virtues in its behavior (coupled with its cute looks) make it a great family pet.
While bathing your dog, use a mild dog shampoo that maintains the natural oils of your dog’s hair. Additionally, you may use a conditioner if your dog has a less oily coat.
Trim their nails when long and keep an eye for any ear and eye infections. Do clean their eyes properly to ward off possibilities of such problems.
The clever and intelligent havachons pick up training easily. They also possess the skill to perform tricks. However, it would try to take the lead if proper ‘pack leader’ training is not given.
The havachons can be put on the same diet plan like any other dog of its size and energy.