region Cuba
cut 23 to 27cm, sometimes 21 to 29cm
hair  very long outer coat (12-18 cm), soft, flat or wavy and may form curly strands
dress White, Fawn (from light fawn to tan), black. Possibly with stains
head Wide, Flat to very slightly domed, low forehead, black nose
eyes Almond, dark brown color
ear Established relatively high, drooping along the cheeks, covered with hair in long fringes
tail Cross-shaped or curled over the back
behaviour Affectionate - naturally happy - amiable and loves children - Easy to train as an alarm dog - he barks wisely
federation FCI nomenclature group 9 section 1 no 250
The Havanese is a breed of dog possibly originating from Havana (Cuba). It is imported to the Mediterranean coast. Other bichons: Bichon Frize, Maltese, Havanese and Bolognese.
Many hypotheses have been put forward as to the history of this breed... The most widespread claims that the Bichon Havanese is an ancient breed of dog which originated in the Mediterranean basin and which would have traveled to Cuba with the ships of the time... It was not until the 1970s that the Havanese developed in the United States and the 1980s to see the first imports of Havanese into Europe (mainly in Germany, Switzerland and Holland, then more recently in the countries of the 'East). Now this breed is present throughout Europe but it remains very confidential.
The bichon is soft, cuddly and easy to train. It is above all a companion dog, little barker. He only barks if he hears suspicious noises. In addition, this dog watches television with you, in fact, it recognizes dogs, cats and other animals when they appear. The Havanese is a great admirer of soft toys, but breaks them quite quickly, he is also very playful and intelligent, he understands the principle of hide and seek. His hair should not be groomed or cut but only brushed twice a week to respect the standard of the FCI (Fédération Canine Internationale)