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 Puppy Video
Temperament and Behavior
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.
Havachons are playful, active dogs that need exercise in the form of walks or jogs, at least once a day. Keeping them engaged in indoor activities with toys and other play stuffs also adds up to their exercise needs. Allow them to play unleashed if you have a safe, enclosed space.
The havachons inherit either the curly coat of the Havanese parent or the dense hair of the Bichon Frise, or a combination. Either way, their coat type demands brushing at least twice a week . Although they shed extremely less, havachons need brushing at least twice a week to prevent their coat from getting entangled. It is advisable to trim their hair when long enough to pester them, especially around the eyes, pads, paws and ears.
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.
There are no inherited or breed-specific health issues, except that, some individuals might suffer from eye problems like the bichon frise, though rarely.
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.
- Like its Havanese parent, the color of the havachon often fades with age, e.g., a golden havachon puppy might turn into an adult cream dog.