The Havapoo is a cross between the Havanese and the Poodle (standard, miniature or teacup). Very famous for their cute looks, busy ways and movements, and charming disposition, they are small dogs ideal for almost all types of people and houses. Their curly coat, round button eyes, black nose, hanging ears, and a fluffy tail have all served to their beauty.
Equally famous as the Havapoo is the Cavapoo, a Poodle-King Charles Spaniel cross, though the striking differences between the two are that the latter is more hypoallergenic and expensive than the former.
|Also known as||Poovanese, Island Mini Doodle, Havadoodle, Havanesepoo, Havanesedoodle|
|Coat||Medium, Long, Wavy|
|Colors||Red, brown, black, gray, white, apricot, multi-colored|
|Type||Companion dog, Designer dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan/Expectancy||10 to 12 years|
|Weight||15-45 lbs (when fully grown)|
|Height (size)||Small; 8-15 inches (both male and female)|
|Personality Traits||Loving, social, affectionate, intelligent, playful, brave|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, DDKC, DBR, IDCR|
Havapoos are friendly little creatures that are energetic, playful, loving, intelligent, and outgoing. They are very affectionate, and will enjoy spending all of their time with their family, exhibiting great gentleness and intelligence.
However, since small-size dogs often suffer from the ‘small dog syndrome,’ it is wise to put them in homes that have older kids. With their playful instincts, they cherish playing with kids.
They are also good with strangers and wouldn’t be hesitant to bond with them in a short while. Alternately, this behavior makes them less of a watchdog. They are also very much comfortable with small animals and other dogs, and they are more than happy to spend time with different breeds or any species.
Some Havapoos show extrovert behaviors, while others can be docile and cuddly, enjoying most of the time staying close to their families. They possess incredible sensitivity to voices. This makes them a very precious companion.
The intelligent Havapoo is highly trainable and would go to any extent to please its master. The best way to make your training success is positive reinforcement. Since they are excellent readers of your mind and tone, they will undoubtedly respond in their best possible way to praises and encouragement.
They need a calm and confident owner who would be able to instill authority and praise in proper times and be a leader of its pack. Housetraining, socialization, obedience, and crate training can be taught with patience and perseverance.
Havapoos are high-spirited, and diet plays a very crucial role in dogs of increased energy levels. Make sure your dog is getting the proper, nutritious, high-quality meals daily, rich in minerals and proteins.