The Havanese is the national dog of Cuba and is pretty rare in America. They make an excellent companion because they have such a naturally affectionate temperament. They are in the "toy breed" group, so they generally are 8.5 to 11.5 inches high at the shoulder and usually weigh between 7 and 14 pounds. They are extremely intelligent and very trainable and love children.
Their coat is very lightweight, and even though their hair is usually kept long, they don't get hot very easily. They don't shed either, which makes one really nice for those who suffer from pet allergies!
Meet my chocolate "MOMO"! He is my handsome chocolate/white Havanese male, and he's quite a character! He always finds a way to make me laugh! He is AKC and CKC registered.
Meet my sweet little "AVANA"! Avana is our very small AKC/CKC Havanese girl. She has a lot of energy, but loves to sit and cuddle, too.
Meet my sweet "ROTEL"! Rotel's AKC name is "Gap's Rotel It On The Mountain" - She is the sweetest dog in the world and hasn't ever met a stranger! As you can tell, she is pregnant with her first litter in this picture!
Meet my adorable little "PUDDLES"! Puddles is our sweet and funny little AKC/CKC Havanese girl! She is just as cute as she thinks she is!
Meet my terrific "TANGO"! His registered name is "Gap's It Takes Two To Tango"! He's a beautiful color and is AKC /CKC registered! Very loving and smart boy!
Meet my fantastic "FRITO"! His registered name is "Gap's Frito Lay Down". As you can tell, he's a happy-go-lucky guy! He is the spunky son of Monkey (retired) and Momo and is AKC and CKC registered.
Meet my beautiful "CARMEN"! Her registered name is "Gap's Carmen Get It"! She is a super sweet girl who loves to run around being a clown! She is the daughter of Avana and Momo, and she is AKC/CKC registered.
Meet my luscious "LILAH" showing off her summer cut! Her registered name is "Gap's Lilah Lou"! She is the daughter of Candy and Momo, and she is AKC/CKC registered. She's as sweet as she looks!
Meet my clever little "CHACHA"! She is such a sweet little girl who loves to snuggle! Her registered name is "Gap's Chikita Cha-Cha-Cha"! She is the daughter of Avana and Momo, and she is AKC/CKC registered.
Meet my darling, little "DUMPLIN"! This girl's registered name is "Gap's Sugar Dumplin", and she's just that! She has a very kind and gentle way about her. She is the daughter of Monkey and Momo and is also shown in her summer trim! She is AKC and CKC registered.
When God had made the earth and sky, the flowers and the trees, He then made all the animals, the fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He'd finished, not one was quite the same, God said, "I'll walk this earth of mine, and give each one a name."
And so He traveled far and wide, and everywhere He went, A little creature followed Him, until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth, and in the sky and sea, The little creature said, "Dear Lord, there's not one left for me."
Kindly the Father said to him, "I've left you to the end, I've turned my own name back to front, and call you DOG, my friend."