Havanese Puppy Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to purchase for my new Havanese puppy? Do you have any recommendations?
There are a variety of things your new puppy will need to have available in your home. To try to make the process easier on both you and the puppy, we went out and found a few of our favorite items and compiled them into a list on Amazon.com to make it easier for you to find, allowing you to spend less time worrying, and more time with your new little puppy! To see a list of our recommendations, visit this page. We have set it up in order to allow you, if you choose, to purchase in an easy and secure way through Amazon via our website.
Why the Difference in Havanese Puppy Pricing?
This is one of the most common questions we are asked. The answer is simple and makes sense. I'll abridge the long answer to save you time in your search for the perfect companion. The prices are different basically due to the type of breeder and the heritage of the puppy. Let me explain:
Cheap up to $1200
Summed up: Poor quality breeding and environment, health problems, not socialized. Generally these puppies can have poor health and behavior problems.
Summed up: Good price for an excellent quality puppy. Will most likely have excellent health and good temperament.
$1,800 and Up
Summed up: Higher price for an excellent quality puppy. Will most likely have excellent health and good temperament.
Difference Between Male and Female Puppies?
Answer: Not a whole lot. For most people, they tend to get the gender of the dog that they grew up with, etc. However, there seems to be quite a few more people who for some reason want a female Havanese. Many seem to think that a female will be more cuddly, or less rowdy. This is not the case. In fact, it may be the opposite.
If the concern is that a little boy Havanese will develop lifting-of-the-leg habits or dominant behavior, there is no need to fear. If that little puppy is neutered at five or six months of age, he will never actually develop any of those habits.
Female dogs, although they don't appear to, actually do go through a dry cycle and have those hormones going on. Sometimes that will make them less cuddly than maybe you'd like when you feel like sitting down and petting them.
In conclusion, there is not a huge difference between the genders. They are all sweethearts! But like we always say, "A female will love you, but a male will be in love with you!"
Will my Havanese Puppy get along with my children and other pets?
The answer is a resounding yes! Havanese get along with everybody: they adore children, dogs, even cats! The Havanese simply conform to the mood of those around them. If those around him are playing and running, he will jump right in and have a ball. But, if those around him are sitting down to watch a movie or just cuddle, he is more than happy to do so.
Havanese are not confrontational in the least. They love peace and happiness and never look to start fights with anybody.
What are the color options for the Havanese breed?
The answer is many. Black, white, sable, chocolate, champagne, cream, silver, brindle... and everything in between!
The official American Kennel Club colors allowed for the Havanese are as follows:
Plus, they can have all kinds of markings mixed in:
Cream Markings on a Havanese Puppy
Are Havanese Puppies Easily House-Broken?
We have our puppies paper-trained before they leave our home for their new one. We also begin crate-training them for overnights! The Havanese were in fact circus dogs. They are highly trainable. In our experience, they are the most easlily trainable dogs we have ever had, so there is no worry there!
For your convenience, we have a 6-Step Crate-Training program.
This sounds very simple to some, however, there are some tricks to crate training your Havanese puppy. Successfully crate training your Havanese puppy isn't a matter of luck. It is a matter of well-thought-out proven methods. This training technique tends to be more easily achieved and permanent. It has been called the Success Method. It is designed to give you, the puppy owner, a simple yet proven way to help your Havanese puppy develop clean living habits and a feeling of security in his or her new environment.
Tell your Havanese Puppy “Crate time!” and place him in the crate with a small treat (a piece of cheese or half of a biscuit). Let him stay in the crate for five minutes while you are in the same room. Then release him and praise lavishly. Never release him when he is fussing. Wait until he is quiet before you let him out.
What Size are Havanese Adults?
Havanese, as adults, are going to be somewhere between 7 and 13 pounds, according to AKC standard.
We breed our Havanese puppies to be medium to small in size. AKC standard requires 8-12 pounds as adults, we keep our Havanese at about 9 pounds. They are 10 inches tall at the withers, also in accordance to AKC standard. Our breeding program holds true to the original Havanese by keeping their babydoll faces!
Will You Deliver My New Havanese Puppy to Me?
We will work around your preferences and special conditions to get your new Havanese puppy. If feasible, we will do everything we can to work with you. You are welcome to come and pick up the new puppy from our home, or we are able to drive and meet you halfway along your trip (weekends are usually best for this). Because we place Havanese puppies in their homes across America, meeting to deliver your Havanese puppy is not always possible. In cases like this, we are able to ship the Havanese puppy via passenger plane, where they can be attended to and where we can be sure they are safe. There should be no worry about doing this. We will not ship a puppy who we or our veterinarian does not deem safe to fly. When a Havanese puppy reaches 8 weeks old, assuming the puppy is healthy enough both physically and mentally, he will have no problems flying to you and your family.
How Can I Contact Utah Havanese Puppies?
Simply visit our Contact Us page and send us either a Quick Email, give us a call, or even shoot us a text! We and the Havanese puppies look forward to hearing from you!
Do You Always Have Puppies Available?
Unfortunately, we do not always have puppies available for new homes. We only breed our family pets, and we don't like to burden them with always being pregnant. However, if you contact us, we can point you in a good direction to a good, reputable breeder. Also unfortunately, we have come across a few not-so-reputable breeders who do not always seem to be so. We want you to have the best experience possible with your new little Havanese puppy, so even if we don't have a Havanese puppy for you, please don't hesitate to ask us about them.
We like to keep our Available Havanese Puppies page up-to-date as much as possible. However, it isn't always exactly up-to-date with all of the Havanese puppies we have. If you are looking for something in particular and you don't see it on the Available Havanese Puppies page, we might have a younger puppy who is not quite ready for his/her new home yet, etc. who has not yet been put up on the website!
Do You Have a Health Guarantee on the Havanese Puppies?
Absolutely we health guarantee our Havanese puppies. Any reputable breeder does this. Please see Our Guarantees page to read more.
Will You Deliver My New Havanese Puppy to Me?
We will work around your preferences and special conditions to get your new Havanese puppy. If feasible, we will do everything we can to work with you. You are welcome to come and pick up the new puppy from our home, or we are able to drive and meet you halfway along your trip (weekends are usually best for this). Because we place Havanese p
Do You Health Test the Havanse Dogs?
Yes. We do everything under the sun for our Havanese dogs: eyes, luxating patellas, ears, hearts, and a general health test for anything else that might be amiss regularly. The Havanese puppies are also checked by a veterinarian. We give the puppies their first set of shots before they leave us. We are very confident in the health of all our Havanese dogs and Havanese puppies. If you have any other questions about this, feel free to ask.
Are Your Havanese Dogs AKC registered?
Yes. Our Havanese dogs (the adults) and AKC registered and we are able to register the Havanese puppies as well. We wait until they are given a name by the new owner to put that on their AKC registration papers. We breed in accordance with AKC standard very strictly and take it very seriously, for the Havanese breed's sake, as well as for you and your new Havanese puppy's sake.
Where does the Havanese Breed Come From?
As a brief overview: The Havanese are known to have existed from as early as 1 A.D. They originated in Spain, where they traveled to Cuba as fine gifts, given to royalty. The Havanese breed is best known for being from Havana, Cuba as they are Cuba's only native breed. During the Cuban revolution, 11 little Havanese traveled to the Americas with their well-to-do owners. All the Havanese in the United States now have originated from those original 11 Havanese dogs.
For a more detailed description, please visit our Havanese Breed Information page.
Do Havanese Puppies Make Good Apartment Dogs? Do Havanese Dogs Need a Lot of Exercise?
Havanese puppies and dogs are absolutely the perfect apartment dog. First, despite being a toy breed, they are not yappy! Havanese dogs do not shed. Havanese dogs do not need a lot of exercise to be happy and healthy. Havanese dogs used to be circus dogs, and they train very easily. We paper train our Havanese puppies before they leave our home to go to their new one. If you are looking for a toy breed apartment dog, look no further. These little dogs were made for apartment living!
I Work. Do I Have Time to Take Care of a Havanese Puppy?
In a perfect world, no one would have to work and we all would be able to stay at home and take care of our families and our new puppies! Of course, this world is far from perfect. That doesn't mean you don't deserve the joy of a new puppy!
While an important thing for a puppy's training is consistency, that doesn't mean that you can't work around your schedule. Don't let the training dictate all of your time. Start the training before you go to work, go to work, and come home and pick up where you left off. It seems simple, but that's because it is. There is no need to make things complicated regarding taking care of your new Havanese puppy. Just enjoy him or her. Your Havanese puppy lives to make you happy. Let him!
Do Your Havanese Puppies Have Straight, Curly, or Wavy Hair?
You might find a Havanese' hair comes in two ways: straight or curly. A straight-haired Havanese is comparable to a woman with long, straight hair with just no body. A curly-haired Havanese is like poodle hair and mats very quickly and very easily. We like to keep a happy medium. We have wavy-haired Havanese puppies, like the woman with long straight hair getting a body wave! That hair doesn't mat very easily and makes for a cute and fluffy puppy, without all of that maintenance!
How can I find and choose a responsible Havanese breeder?
There are a few things that are the most important to look out for when choosing a breeder from which to choose your Havanese puppy. First off, make sure your breeder is knowledgeable, educated, and respectful toward you. We realize that this is a very important decision to you and your family, and we want to help you in your decision as well as after you have received your Havanese puppy. You don't want to get stuck with someone who just wants your business and then isn't willing to help you out when you have questions!
Second, make sure your breeder is a reputable one. Ask them if they offer a health guarantee for your puppy, and what kind of training they will have gotten before going home to you. Make sure your breeder lets the little Havanese puppy stay with his mom and littermates until he is ready to go home with you at 8 weeks old. Your breeder should be proud of their dogs and puppies and is willing to answer any of your questions or help you with any perceived problems.
MAKE SURE your Havanese breeder is not a puppy mill! If you get the slightest feeling that they are one, stay away. A puppy mill is willing to part with their puppies for a very minimal cost, simply because of the volume of dogs they produce. A puppy mill puppy is not likely to have any of the qualities that people love about the Havanese breed because of inbreeding, poor living conditions, and lack of love and socializing. The Havanese puppy is likely to have training, socializing, and bonding issues as well as health issues.
If you have any other questions for us or would like us to explain it to you over the phone, please don't hesitate to contact us!