Havanese dogs date back to the 16th century, when Spaniards brought their companion dogs to Cuba. In the tropical isolation of the small island, the Havanese breed was developed from those mediterranean dogs, mostly from the Bichon Frise. Their signature thick and silky coats were established due to the need for protection from the hot sun.
Weighing generally from 7 to 13 pounds, these small dogs are known for their beauty and sociable demeanors. They thrive on human companionship and have a high intelligence and often goofy sense of humor. Our socialized puppies are bred to not only win dog shows, but to also win your heart.
Our dedication to our dogs’ lifelong wellbeing has our sales contract contain a “no shelter agreement.” If you are unable to provide for the dog, you must find a good home with our approval or return the animal to us, so that we can do so. We understand that unforeseeable circumstances can arise, but our dogs’ welfare is of the most importance to us, even after they leave our care.
Havanese dogs are generally very healthy, but can suffer from ailments such as patellar luxation, cataracts, and other diseases. While not as predominant as in the Yorkie breed where up to 95% of the dog population is not fit for breeding due to less than perfect knees, the luxating knee caps are the biggest concern and the repair of just one knee can cost in excess of $2500. This is why it is of the greatest significance to choose an expert breeder like Camelot’s Champion Havanese so that your dog has the lowest risk possible…