American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Bichon Havanese


History

The Bichon Havanese, also known as the Havachon breed is known as a Designer Breed and is the result of the Bichon Frise bloodlines being crossed with the Havanese bloodlines. As with all designer breeds, not all breeders use 50%, 50% methods. For example, a breeder may choose to breed a male Bichon Frise with a female Havachon, making the liter of puppies primarily Bichon Frise. Make note of this when deciding what puppy you want and the history of the liter. Also note that with designer breeds, size, shape, personality and health is per individual dog and all puppies will vary.

Appearance

This breed is a small breed. Both males and females average 9-11 inches in height, while weighing in between 7-12 pounds in weight. Generally this breed is built small and stocky. Their two large, triangular ears hang delicately along side of their face. Their single layer coat is thick and fluffy, and can be curly to straight in appearance. Their two round eyes are commonly dark brown or black. Their nose color can range from black, brown to pink in color. This breed is a designer breed, so each and every puppy is his or her own individual and may or may not look similar to their siblings or parents. Coat colors range from white, white and tan, grey, peach and even black.

Temperament

Though each and every pup is his or her own individual when speaking of designer breeds, this breed is generally very great to add to any family! Known for being excellent with children big and small that they grow up around, this breed is loving, playful, loyal and cuddly. Like all small dogs, this breed requires early socialization as well as clear rules and boundaries set up within the home to ensure your new dog is obedient. This breed requires a daily walk as well as other playtime outside or within the home. This breed is fit for small and large living situations. As always, only positive reinforcement training methods are recommended. This breed is known to do well with other dogs and non-canine pets.

Grooming

Daily brushing and bathing when needed. Recommended that all owners visit a groomer for their dog at least every 8 weeks for a trim for nails and hair.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Bichon Havanese (Havachon), prior to adding one to your home. It is important to research both breeds that are connected to this breed in order to fully understand traits and characteristics your individual pup may have. We encourage all of our potential dog owners to always use a proper fitting leash and harness while out doors at all times for the safety and well being of your new dog. Do not add a new dog to your home unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care for your new addition. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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