I love animals and have been working with them for ten years now. I also volunteer at dog organizations when I can. The experience has thought me a lot and I’m very happy to share with you everything I learned about Havanese mixes. I’m confident this information will assist you in finding and adopting the right pet as well as give you pointers on how to raise them properly. Feel free to ask questions in the comments. You can even share a picture of your Havanese mix with us.
Boxer Havanese Mix = Boxavanese
- The Boxavanese is a Boxer mixed with a Havanese.
- Very little is known about the Boxer Havanese mix because of its rarity, but studying its parent breeds will tell you more about this hybrid.
- The Havanese Boxer mix is energetic but not excessively so. They need regular exercise and mental stimulation. Daily walks and enough playtime is enough to keep them happy.
- This breed is very friendly, even to strangers and other dogs. They are very affectionate and tend to stick close to their human. They don’t like to be left alone for long periods though.
- This is a low maintenance breed. Owners can get away with brushing them weekly. Baths should be done every few months with a mild shampoo. Frequent baths could cause dry skin and itching. Ears should be checked regularly though to ensure they’re clean and free from infections.
Poodle Havanese Mix = Poovanese
- The Poovanese is the offspring of a Poodle and a Havanese. They’re also called a Hava-Poo, Havadoodle, Havanoodle, and Havanesepoo.
- This is a small to medium sized dog that stands anywhere from 8 to 15 in tall and weighs between 15 to 45 lbs.
- Grooming a Poodle Havanese mix is fairly easy. They’re not big shedders but still need to be brushed every other day to prevent matted hair. They don’t need to be bathed often as they don’t have a doggy odor, but those with white or cream colors might need to be bathed if only to keep them looking clean. Check their ears weekly for infection and brush their teeth at least twice a week.
- Due to their parentage, your Poodle Havanese mix could be susceptible to bloat, Cushings, epilepsy, eye problems, deafness, heart and liver problems, and joint dysplasia.
- Owners should feed their Poovanese 1 ½ to 2 ½ cups of good quality dog food daily, divided into a minimum of two meals. They’re moderately active so daily walks or a minimum of 120 minutes of playtime a day is enough to keep them healthy and alert.
- The Havanese Poodle mix is an intelligent dog that can be trained easily. They respond best to a firm hand and lots of positive reinforcements. Food rewards are especially welcome.
German Shepherd Havanese Mix = German Havanese
- Crossbreeding a German Shepherd with a Havanese will result in a German Havanese.
- This is an extremely rare and unusual combination. Few information can be found about this mix but studying the parent breeds will provide owners some insight about this hybrid.
- German Shepherds are often utilized as police and service dogs while the Havanese is more of a companion dog. Expect a German Shepherd Havanese mix to also show loyalty and protectiveness towards its family.
- The German Shepherd Havanese mix health issues shouldn’t be as severe as the parent breeds. But owners should still be careful of bloat, elbow and hip dysplasia, and patellar luxation.
- A Havanese German Shepherd mix is smart and trainable. They should be socialized and enrolled in obedience training early. A patient but a firm owner who knows reward-based training is perfect for this type of dog.
Beagle Havanese Mix = Beaglenese
- The Beaglenese is a Beagle mixed with a Havanese.
- The Beagle Havanese mix is not a popular one so details about this hybrid is rare. Brushing up on the parent breeds will tell owners what they need to know.
- Both the Beagle and Havanese have a long history. The former was written about as early as 1400 while the latter were companions of the Italian and Spanish sea captains who colonized the New World.
- The Havanese Beagle mix is a happy and lively dog. They’re outgoing, funny, and friendly to both children and other pets. They prefer having company and will exhibit destructive behavior when left alone for long periods.
- A Beagle Havanese mix puppy should be trained and socialized early. This breed might have a streak of stubbornness and, if they take after the Beagle, could be prone to barking excessively. Early training can help curb these tendencies.
- The grooming needs of this crossbreed depend on the coat they inherit. They generally require regular grooming to ensure their hair is free from tangles. They should be bathed as needed and their eyes should be cleaned daily to minimize tear stains.
Chihuahua Havanese Mix = Chihuavanese
- The Chihuavanese is the result of mixing a Chihuahua with a Havanese.
- A Chihuahua Havanese mix dog is a good pet for families with older children. They’re loyal, smart, friendly, and cheerful. They love to bark but hate to be left alone.
- This breed needs regular exercise. Daily walks on top of indoor play is ideal. This dog also needs mental stimulation and socialization.
- The Chihuahua Havanese cross is a little difficult to train. They’re not a suitable pet for a first time dog owner. This breed needs someone with patience and experience who knows the importance of a consistent routine.
- You should feed your Havanese Chihuahua mix about ½ to 1 cup dry dog food. This amount should be divided into two meals.
- The Chihuavanese has to be groomed on a regular basis. This will keep their hair smooth and tangle free and will also reduce shedding.
Border Collie Havanese Mix = Border Colvanese
- You’ll end up with a Border Colvanese when you crossbreed a Border Collie with a Havanese.
- This is a very rare breed due to the size difference. There’s few information about this type of dog but reading about the parent breed can give you an idea on how to raise it.
- A Border Collie Havanese mix is not a good pet for families with young kids. This dog requires a lot of attention, exercise, and activities. A bored Border Colvanese is destructive. They’re better suited for singles who have an active lifestyle or families with older children.
- With both parent dogs known for their lush coats, expect the Havanese Border Collie mix to also have thick hair that needs to be groomed every day. Having the hair clipped short will help cut down on grooming time and prevent matted hair.
- Finding a Border Collie Havanese hybrid is difficult. You can ask breeders of Havanese or Border Collies about this mix. You might also discover some up for adoption at your local shelter.
Australian Shepherd Havanese Mix = Australian Havanese
- The Australian Havanese is a Havanese mixed with an Australian Shepherd.
- The history of the Australian Shepherd Havanese is interesting. The Australian Shepherd was basically created in the US while the Havanese was designed as a companion for Cuba’s aristocrats in the 1800s. They were later brought to the US by those fleeing from Castro’s regime.
- The Australian Havanese is a loyal companion. They’re active, easy going and playful. They don’t really outgrow the enthusiasm they have as puppies but they’re also gentle enough to allow them to play with children.
- Owners should feed their Australian Shepherd Havanese mix 1 ½ to 2 cups of nourishing dog food, with the amount divided into two meals. Don’t leave food out all day to discourage them from eating all the time.
- A Havanese Australian Shepherd mix breed is generally healthy. But owners should watch out for issues like cataracts, hypothyroidism, elbow and hip dysplasia, and portosystemic shunt.
Dachshund Havanese Mix = Dachvanese
- The Dachvanese is the result of a mating between a Dachshund and a Havanese.
- This isn’t a popular breed so information about them is rare. But you can learn a lot by studying the parent breed.
- The health problems of the Dachshund Havanese breed can range from back injuries to cataracts, deafness, ear infections, elbow, and hip dysplasia.
- The Dachshund Havanese mix is very lovable. They’re loyal, playful and love to follow their human around. They’re also protective and make good watchdogs.
- Havanese Dachshund mix dogs don’t need a lot of exercises. A daily walk and play time with their owners is enough for them. You should also provide them with toys that can stimulate their minds.
- This breed is smart but stubborn, making them difficult to housetrain. They also have a tendency to bark excessively when bored. They need early training and an owner who’s firm and knows positive reinforcement.
Pug Havanese Mix = Puganese
- The Puganese is a relatively new crossbreed that is half Pug and half Havanese.
- This hybrid will likely be small and have several coat colors. They could also inherit the distinctive wrinkles of a Pug and a double coat. Expect them to have dark eyes that are rounded or bulging like a Pug’s. They might also have brachycephalic features.
- The type of grooming a Pug Havanese mix will require depends on the coat it inherits. A long coat would mean regular brushing to keep hair from being tangled while a shorter coat requires less maintenance. Their teeth should also be brushed at least three times a week. Trim their nails as needed to avoid painful tears or breaks.
- This mix loves relaxing and cuddling with their human, but they will still need regular exercise. A walk every day or regular visits to a dog park is enough to satisfy the exercise needs of a Pug Havanese mix. Don’t expect this breed to engage in strenuous exercises, especially during warm weather. They’re prone to heat exhaustion so check they don’t overdo themselves during summer.
- Feed your Havanese Pug mix one cup of high-quality dry dog food daily, divided into two servings.
- The breed is susceptible to a number of health issues like allergies, Brachycephalic Syndrome, corneal ulcer, eye conditions, hydrocephalus, and Portosystemic Shunt.
Cocker Spaniel Havanese Mix = Cocker Spannese
- Crossbreeding a Cocker Spaniel and a Havanese will give you the Cocker Spannese.
- The Cocker Spaniel Havanese mix is a happy-go-lucky dog. They’re cheerful, loving, savvy, social, and love to be the center of attention. However, they have separation anxiety so they’re not for busy dog owners who would leave them alone for long periods.
- Havanese Cocker Spaniel mix dogs are generally healthy but could be prone to acute pancreatitis, deafness, eye diseases, hip and joint dysplasia, and patellar luxation.
- This is an energetic breed and needs daily exercises and lots of toys to keep them physically and mentally fit. Try to allot 30 minutes of exercise every day on top of their regular playtime.
- The first Spaniels were said to have arrived in America with the Mayflower in 1620.
American Bulldog Havanese Mix = American Havanese
- The American Havanese is a mix of an American Bulldog and a Havanese.
- An American Bulldog Havanese mix is a friendly and outgoing pet. They’re extremely loyal and willing to protect their masters.
- This hybrid has a dominant streak and thrives best with an experienced owner who’s firm and willing to remind them who’s the alpha.
- Grooming an American Bulldog Havanese is easy. Depending on the coat they inherited, this breed just requires a quick brush every other day. Clipping the hair will also reduce grooming time.
- Owners of a Havanese American Bulldog mix should watch out for diseases that typically afflict the parent breeds, like elbow and hip dysplasia, cherry eye, kidney problems, and hypothyroidism.
Blue Heeler Havanese Mix = Blue Havanese
- A Blue Havanese is the offspring of a Havanese and a Blue Heeler.
- This is a rare combination so there’s not much information about them. Studying the parent breed will give you insights about this hybrid.
- A Blue Heeler Havanese mix might not be suited for apartment dwellers. This dog should have space to jump and run around. They also need lots of toys to keep them mentally stimulated.
- The Havanese Blue Heeler mix is affectionate and protective over its family and toys but wary around strangers. Early socialization and training will help minimize their cautious nature.
- With proper diet, exercise, and regular checkup, owners won’t have to worry about the Blue Heeler Havanese health. But they should still watch out for common diseases like elbow and joint dysplasia, eye problems, and deafness.
English Bulldog Havanese Mix = English Havanese
- The mating of a Havanese and an English Bulldog results in the English Havanese.
- English Bulldog Havanese puppies generally have short but long bodies. Some have wrinkled faces with hair feathering.
- A Havanese English Bulldog mix with a long, silky coat has to be bathed and brushed more often to prevent matted hair. Luckily, this breed loves the attention and will wait patiently while they’re being groomed.
- Feed your English Havanese with 1 to 1 ½ cups of good quality dry dog food. Divide this amount into at least two feedings.
- The English Bulldog Havanese mix is quite energetic. Daily walks will help burn off excess energy and keep them healthy. They also love to play as long as they still have the stamina. Once that energy is depleted, your side or lap is their next stop for cuddles.
Golden Retriever Havanese Mix = Golden Havanese
- Combine the beautiful Golden Retriever with the cute Havanese and you’ll get a Golden Havanese.
- This is an extremely rare breed due to the size difference of the parent breeds. While there’s few information about this hybrid, you’ll get a lot of insights about them by reading about the original breeds.
- The Golden Retriever Havanese mix can live to a decade. Keep them healthy with good food that is moderately rationed to prevent obesity. You should also watch out for signs of an elbow and hip dysplasia and skin allergies.
- Expect the Havanese Golden Retriever mix to have a lot of energy. They need plenty of exercise and space to run around and play in. Keep them busy with lots of toys and by playing fetch.
- A lot of work goes into grooming a Golden Retriever Havanese hybrid. They need to be brushed daily to keep their coats sleek and tangle free.
- This is a very friendly, lovable, and enthusiastic dog. Their exuberance might not be welcome in families with small children as they can easily knock them down while playing.
French Bulldog Havanese Mix = French Havanese
- The French Havanese is one-half Havanese and one-half French Bulldog.
- Also known as a Frenchnese, this hybrid is good companions and are often used as therapy dogs.
- French Bulldog Havanese breed history is quite complex. The French Bulldog reportedly originated in Nottingham, England in the 19th century while the Havanese was said to have been brought to the New World by the Spanish sailors who colonized Cuba. While the Havanese was a favorite of Cuban aristocrats, they almost became extinct due to the Cuban, French, and Russian revolutions.
- Since it’s a crossbreed, its appearance will depend on which parent they strongly take after. Most Fench Havanese are small with bodies that are slightly longer than expected. They have rounded but well-padded feet. Some have a wrinkled face with droopy lips while others have a very fluffy face with large eyes.
- The French Bulldog Havanese mix has to be groomed daily to prevent tangles. Special dog products are also needed to prevent skin allergies.
- The Havanese French Bulldog mix is an adorable, comical, and very active pet. They’re gentle but also temperamental, so don’t be surprised if you see them looking out the window one minute and shredding the newspaper in the next.
Shih Tzu Havanese Mix = Shih Tzunese
- Breeding a Shih Tzu with a Havanese will result in the adorable Shih Tzunese.
- Also called a Havashu, they are good family dogs and companions. The Shih Tzunese is smart, loving, and funny. They’re great with children and gets along well with fellow dogs and other animals. They love being close to their family and exhibits separation anxiety when left alone for several hours.
- The Shih Tzu Havanese mix requires regular grooming to maintain its beautiful coat. While they don’t shed much, they still daily brushing to keep their hair tangle free. Their ears should be cleaned once a week and their teeth brushed two to three times a week.
- The Shih Tzu Havanese activity level is surprisingly high for a small dog. They require daily walks and lots of play time, whether indoors or at a park or yard.
- The Havanese Shih Tzu mix could be prone to health issues like allergies, dental problems, heart and liver problems, joint dysplasia, patellar luxation, and reverse sneezing.
- This is an intelligent dog who’s also eager to please their owners. But they also have a stubborn streak that can manifest during training. Despite that, they’re fairly easy to train but needs patience, consistency, and lots of positive reinforcement. This is vital as the Shih Tzunese is sometimes sensitive.
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