White Havanese

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Havanese temperament

Do Havanese make good pets? They are generally good with other pets if properly socialized, and they enjoy outside activities. The Havanese can be a good watchdog but poor guard dog because of the small size. Occasionally, one may bark excessively if not properly trained. These dogs do not do well left alone for long periods. Do White Havanese dogs like to cuddle? Havanese are very people-oriented dogs, love snuggling in laps, and can be overly dependent, they don't do well at all when left for long periods of time without Companionship. Though peaceful and gentle with everyone (airplanes and other pets), the Havanese can be conservative with strangers. Are Havanese hard to potty train? Havanese dogs are very trainable, smart and of a cooperative nature. They are not, however, known for being particularly easy to housetrain, and many owners optional to crate train their young Havanese puppy's to help in the potty -training phase, which helps prevent accidents. Havanese dogs are known for their good temperament and this behavior is NOT a sign of aggression, just a naughty habit that needs to be broken. Do Havanese dogs bite? Havanese dogs are a mild and gentle breed that make for a great family pet. But just like any breed, he does need to learn good manners, and this includes not nipping. Even more than this, it's important to teach him or her a general rule that biting as a whole is not acceptable. Do Havanese dogs bark a lot? Havanese are pretty quiet dogs, actually. They hardly bark, grumble, growl or squeak! They will announce an arrival to the home, not just strangers but once you are in and properly greeted, it is over. Their bark is deeper than most toy dogs. Do White Havanese dogs like to swim? Many Havanese dogs love the water and swim naturally but some may need teaching. Even if your White Havanese dog does not like to swim and is unlikely to enter the pool on his own, accidents do happen; one day, he may inadvertently fall in. Are white Havanese dogs hyper? White Havanese dogs are Not hyper. Any puppy will have more energy and be more rambunctious than an adult but a good quality Havanese dog should have a "chill" temperament and will not be bouncing off the walls.

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Havanese size

White Havanese dogs are small dogs weighing seven to 13 pounds. The height ranges from 8 1 / 2 to 11 1 / 2 inches at the shoulder. The body is longer than tall; they have dropped ears and a tail that curls over the back. White Havanese dogs generally mature at 1 year of age, although they reach their full size around 6 to 8 months.

Havanese Lifespan

How long will my White Havanese live? Most White Havanese live between 14 and 16 years and the breed have few serious health problems. However, like all other dogs, they can have some health issues. There are several conditions that the breed can be prone to, including eye disorders, chondrodysplasia, and deafness. Deafness in dogs can either be a temporary partial or total loss of hearing, due to a wax build-up in the ear canals, or permanent hearing loss due to a host of causes such as severe, untreated ear infections, congenital defects, old age and injuries. One or both ears may be affected. Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) is an inherited disease in which the eyes are genetically programmed to go blind. Unfortunately, Havanese are a bit more likely than other dogs to have this condition. PRA is not painful, but also not curable. Chondrodysplasia is an autosomal recessive gene. In order for your dog to have the disorder, both of its parents have to carry this gene. If they don't, then Chondrodysplasia becomes a mood point. So anytime you're looking for a new puppy to take home, be sure to find out a little background information on the pup's parents.

Havanese Grooming

How often do white Havanese dogs need to be groomed? Havanese is not a wash and wear dog as they do require routine grooming. A full brush out 2 to 3 times a week is best with baths every 1 to 2 weeks depending on the amount of coat. Never brush a dry coat, always lightly mist with a hydrating spray. Should White Havanese dogs be shaved? The Havanese is considered to be a non-shedding breed, as they possess a coat of hair, rather than fur. Because the Havanese still possesses a double-coat, they still should not be shaved. How do you bathe a White Havanese dog? Wet your White Havanese dog thoroughly and apply dog shampoo to the tail, legs, feet and, finally, the head, being careful and gentle to keep the ears dry by inserting cotton balls beforehand. Rinse your White fluffy Havanese dog thoroughly, then apply a softener mixed with water. How do you clean a Havanese face? Gently bathe the skin around the eyes using a moistened cotton ball or soft wash cloth. White or light - coated White Havanese dog may get discolored hair near the eyes and mouth. Daily cleaning will help control this staining. How quickly does Havanese hair grow? Normal coat growth on a Havanese puppy can be 1 to 2 cm a month. By one year of age, a breedline with a slow developing coat can have about 13 to 15 cm (5 - 6") of length, while a breed line with a faster maturing coat may already have 17 to 20 cm (7 - 8"). What kind of brush should I use on my Havanese? A Havanese needs to be groomed in layers. You will want to start with the undercoat, or the layer closest to the skin. It is important to keep this in mind when selecting the right brush for use on your Havanese. You can use a slicker brush, pin brush, or metal comb with the teeth separated. How do I stop my Havanese from matting? Avoid cutting the knots on your Havanese. Try to untangle each knot with your fingers, pulling the hairs from the center outward. Once the knot is opened with the fingers, use a mat-and-tangle comb. This is a special comb that has long, well - spaced teeth with rounded ends to prevent skin injury. Why is my Havanese shedding? But you should expect more shedding in the early spring and late fall because we are dealing with a dog with a double-layered coat. This means that the coat will get thicker during the winter and the Havanese will need to get rid of some of that fur when spring arrives. How do you cut a dog's nails without cutting the quick? Use your fingers to separate the toes for clipping and hold the paw gently. Use a pair of blunt edged children's scissors to remove excess toe hair: nothing dulls clippers quicker than cutting hair! Remember, no dog ever died from a quicked nail. If you "quick" your dog accidentally, give a yummy treat right away. What angle do you cut dogs nails? White Havanese Dogs Nails Are Different Than Our Nails Most importantly, you should never put the dog's entire nail in the clipper or cut the entire nail. The nail should be cut from underneath and at a 45 -degree angle. Now, carefully place the opening of the nail clippers over the end of the white nail. How do you cut a dog's nails if they won't let you? Instead of guessing where to make the right cut, you can gently file the nails down without risk of cutting the quick. If your dog won't even let you touch their paws, then the nail cutting process begins long before the actual act. While you and your dog are lounging around, start by gently petting their paw. Why do dogs hate getting their nails cut? Pain is the main reason that dogs hate nail trims. If your dog has ever been cut too close, even once, he will remember it. Nature provides pain as a protection and if something hurts, an animal must learn to avoid, and even fight it. This is a survival instinct.

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