The Spanish colonists in Cuba at the time became fond of these cute, sturdy little dogs and kept them as pets. During the Cuban revolution many were left behind when people fled to the United States although a few were brought over. They were only officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 but are very popular now.

Care and Health

A Havachon is a hypoallergenic breed which is good for people who suffer from allergies. They don’t shed a lot but will need to be brushed two to three times a week to get rid of any mats. Your pet will likely need a trim every six weeks or so to keep looking good and may need a professional groomer. Bathing is only recommended when necessary, and with a good dog shampoo to prevent skin irritation. Try to brush your pet’s teeth daily to prevent dental problems and check the nails regularly to see if they need clipping. The ears should also be checked weekly for dirt or burrs and can be wiped with damp cotton wool.

Fun Fact

Sometimes referred to as the Cuban Velcro dog for their tendency to stay glued to their owner

Good For



Intelligent, outgoing and funny.


Size small, long Fur, sheds a lot, medium energy.

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