The Havanese is a member of the Bichon family of dogs. There are six distinct breeds in the Bichon family - the Bichon Maltese, Bichon Frise, the Bichon Bolognese, the Lowchen, the Coton De Tulear and the Havanese.
A member of the Toy/Companion Group, they are one of the most delightful of the small breed dogs. They are very intelligent, charming and loving without a mean bone in their body. The Havanese thrive on human companionship, they consider themselves to be members of your family. And what wonderful family members they are.
Havanese range in size from 8 1/2" to 10 1/2" (UKC Standard) or 11 1/2" (AKC Standard). Havanese come in all colors, from pure white to shades of cream, champagne, gold, black, silver, chocolate or any combination of these colors. No preference if given to one color over another.