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Height: Up to 12”
Weight: 7-13 lbs.
Energy Level: Low
The Havaton is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-14 years
The Havaton is a hybrid breed of the Coton de Tulear and the Havanese. This breed has several major health concerns that you need to be aware of and keep your eye out for. If you want a healthy pup, you need to make sure you work with a reputable breeder who screens their pups and provides you with the proper paperwork and tests to indicate healthy blood lines. Some of the conditions you need to keep an eye out for include heart problems, joint dysplasia, Legg-Perthe’s Disease, deafness, eye problems, patellar luxation, and Chondrodysplasia.
Heart problems may be present in your Havaton and can occur in a number of different forms. For example, your pup may have heart disease, a heart murmur, an irregular heartbeat or other conditions. Whatever the heart problem, your pup will need to be monitored by your veterinarian to ensure good health.
Joint dysplasia is another concern and can occur in the elbow or the hip. This condition occurs when the elbow or hip joint is not correctly formed or does not fit into the appropriate socket. Joint dysplasia is a painful condition and can cause your pup to have trouble getting up and down.
Another common joint problem that your Havaton may experience is Legg-Perthe’s Disease. This disease is a degenerative one and is caused when the head of the femur bone begins to degenerate. Your pup may experience bone and joint inflammation, which is very painful.
Deafness is the inability to hear and is a condition that your pup may have. Typically, deafness will occur either at birth or will develop over the life stages of your pup. If you think that your pup may be deaf, you can have him or her tested by your veterinarian.
Another common problem that you may find your Havaton has is an issue with his or her eyes. These problems can range from an eye infection to a more serious one such as blindness. If you notice any issues with your pup’s eyes, make sure that you inform your veterinarian immediately.
Knee dislocation or patellar luxation can happen easily and is painful for your pup. When your pup has a dislocated knee, he or she will likely hold it up in the air and may have lameness in the limb.
Lastly, Chondrodysplasia is a condition also known as canine dwarfism and results in the abnormal development of your puppy.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Havaton is considered to be a pup that is caring, affectionate, and playful. When it comes to the temperament of this breed, you will have no problems with him or her.
The breed is known to be smart, but they may decide to be stubborn on occasion and may not listen to the commands you dictate. Although stubbornness can arise, you will find that your Havaton wants to be loved on and seeks out attention from you.
This breed is not considered very active, but will engage in some play with you inside of your home. This is a good pup for apartment and condo living, since they are not high energy.
When it comes to your Havaton’s exercise needs, he or she only needs to be walked once per day for 15 to 30 minutes. If you have dog toys in the house and provide some floor playtime, this may be enough to wear your Havaton out too.
Training this breed is easy, but the stubborn streak may kick in every now and again. The Havaton is smart and will respond well to your commands and what you have to say. Since he or she is eager to please, you will notice that you do not have too hard of a time getting them to listen inside or outside of your home. When you train your pup, make sure that you are always consistent with commands and firm, but do not be harsh.
The Havaton requires a bit of grooming, but nothing that is too difficult for you to perform. You will need to make sure that you brush your pup’s coat at least once a day to keep tangles and mats out of their coat and to remove any loose hairs that may be present.
Your Havaton will require a bath and this can be done once or twice per month. You should use a mild shampoo that will not strip the oils from his or her skin.
In addition to the bath, you will need to check your pup’s ear once per week and clean them out with warm water and a cleansing solution to remove any buildup of wax and dirt.
Your Havaton puppy will eat anywhere between 1/2 cup to 1 cup of dry food per day. You should choose a brand of dry dog food that is reputable and made with wholesome ingredients. It is important that you evaluate the ingredients in the food and choose one that will meet your pup’s activity level needs.
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A Havaton puppy will cost you anywhere between $400 and $1,000. This number depends on the breeder you work with and also the demand for the puppy at the time of purchase.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Havaton is a wonderful addition to any home and will do good in an apartment or condo setting. Training is considered to be easy, but your pup may have a stubborn streak now and again. This breed ranks a 2.
Breeds Similar To Havaton
Coton de Tulear