Height: 8-11 in.
Weight: 7-11 lbs
Color: Solid, Brindle, Bi & Tri-color: Black, tan, gold, blue, chocolate, fawn, white, and silver
Origin: United States
Lifespan: 13-15 years
Temperament: Affectionate, loyal, goofy, playful, intelligent, stubborn, cheerful, clingy
Original Use: Companionship
The Havashire is an adorable toy-sized designer crossbreed whose parents are the Cuban Havanese and the Yorkshire Terrier. This is a first generation mix that does well with families who have older kids, seniors, and singles.
Stubborn and intelligent like both its parent breeds, the Havashire is highly trainable with a stubborn streak. They tend to have a mind of their own which can make them difficult to housebreak. Still, they are eager to please their owners and respond to positive reinforcement, a firm hand, and patience. Havashires make perfect companions as they are loving, cheerful, and loyal. They also love to be the center of attention and will expect to be a part of all family activities.
Havashires are very alert and protective, but they’re not very vocal, making them perfect for people who live in apartments. Despite their size, they have a lot of energy. You’d be surprised how well they can keep up with active owners. However, they’re not too active, as they really only require a moderate amount of daily exercise as well as interactive playtime. Believe it or not, these dogs are prone to obesity so their exercise needs should not be ignored.
Since Havashires are on the clingy side, they tend to suffer from separation anxiety. If left alone for too long, they may become destructive.