Havapoo or a Havanese Poodle mix is an extremely sweet-natured mix breed that has 50% genes of a Havanese and the rest 50% of a Poodle, both of which are breeds known for their amazing qualities. Let’s see Havapoo puppies. Havanese poodle mixes are also known as Havadoodles, Havanoodles, and Poovanese. They are sweet-natured charmers who are charming and bright, making them a perfect fit for all kinds of families.
Basic Overview of the Havapoo Dog Breed
|Breed Name:||Havanese Poodle mix|
|Life Span:||10-15 years|
|Type of Coat:||Medium to Long, Curly|
|Coat Color:||Cream, Brown / Chocolate / Liver, Black, White, Grey, Fawn|
|Temperament:||Outgoing, Friendly, Gentle, Playful|
|Other Names:||Havadoodles, Havanoodles, and Poovanese|
|Good With||Children, Dogs, Cats, and Families|
They are meant to love which makes them poor guard dogs but a breed perfect for soft cuddles. They are designer dogs who found popularity after the labradoodle became famous all around the globe.
The Poodle is originally from Germany known for its retrieving traits and lively personality whereas the Havanese originated in Cuba and are known for being loving lap dogs.
Havapoo Puppy Appearance
Havapoo puppies are very small since even the full-grown Havanese are classified as a small breed of dog, which makes them irresistibly adorable.
With 2 extremely different-looking parents, their appearance can vary widely depending on the characters they inherit from either parent. The size of a Havapoo pup may vary depending on the size of poodle used for breeding but most remain small as toy Poodles are most commonly used in a cross.
A few things that do remain constant are their dark brown eyes, cute black nose, small, floppy ears, and fluffy tails. They have a soft coat that is lustrous. They may have straight hair or cute curls. They are found in a lot of colors like brown, gray, cream, silver, black, apricot, chocolate, and fawn. A Havapoo puppy can even be bicolor or tricolor.
Their coat may be of long or medium length and they barely shed, making them a great choice for people with allergies, all the credit for this goes to their Poodle genes.
Height: the Havapoo puppy size depends mainly on their poodle parent but they normally stand between 8-15 inches.
Weight: Havapoo puppies weigh somewhere between 7-30 pounds as they are a small breed of dog.
The life expectancy of Havadoodle puppies is between 11-14 years of age.
Havapoo Puppies Temperament
Their temperament majorly depends on which side of genes they took upon since Poodles and Havanese both have different temperaments. One thing that remains constant through all these differences is the intelligence of a Havanese Poodle puppy.
They are shy in nature initially but after a proper introduction, they do well with new pets or strangers. Socialization is a must at a young age to desensitize them and make them comfortable around people and dogs.
They are sensitive in nature and react to the body language and tone of our voice. These things can be used positively while training Havadoodles and it proves equally harmful when used in the wrong way.
Havanese Poodles are affectionate, outgoing, loving, and confident in nature. They are playful and lively. They seek attention and if they don’t get enough of it, they’ll make sure you do that by chewing on and destroying a few things lying around.
Havadoodle puppies are friendly and social in nature and do not like to be left alone. Their loving and trustful nature makes them a bad candidate for guard dog duty but they can be good at warning you of a suspicious activity or people by barking.
The small size and calm temperament of the Havapoo puppies make them adaptable to living in an apartment and make them suitable for all kinds of families. With enough attention and exercise, they do well with singles, seniors, and even families with kids or other pets.
Havapoo puppies respond very well to positive reinforcement training and are easy to train because of their need to impress the people they love and want attention from.
Keep your Havanese Poodle puppy occupied with puzzle feeders and teach them fun new tricks to keep them occupied and mentally stimulated. Training also helps increase the bond and communication between the dog and the humans.
Exercise and Grooming
The energetic and playful nature of the Havadoodle pups demands regular exercise, if not a lot. Less exercise may make them sad and destructive. Daily or an hour or two of playing indoors is good to keep them happy and healthy. If you have a sedentary life, they aren’t the right choice for you.
Grooming a Havadoodle puppy is easy as they just need a simple brushing once a day to prevent tangles and matting of hair. An occasional trim can be performed by a groomer if you want to make the task of grooming even easier.
Bathing them once or twice a month depending on how dirty they get is enough as bathing them too often leads to a loss in the natural oils secreted by their skin, making their hair dry and brittle.
Cleaning their teeth using a soft bristle brush and a doggy paste is important for their dental hygiene as most dogs suffer from some form of periodontal disease by 3 years of age. Regular trimming of nails and cleaning of ears and around the eyes is equally important and can be carried out by the vet or a professional groomer.
Feeding a Havanese Poodle Puppy
Their growth body needs a perfectly balanced blend of protein, fibers, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fats. A good quality kibble can make up for this. The ambient to be fed is mentioned on the pack or can be formulated with the help of your vet based on your puppy’s activity levels.
You may find a lot of people claiming to be Havapoo breeders but don’t blindly trust them as needing alone isn’t as important when compared to the conditions the puppies are bred in.
When it comes to Havapoo breeders make sure you find a good and reputable breeder. It’ll be great if they let you visit the breeding place as that will enable you to see the parents of the puppies you are willing to get and also the condition they are kept and bred in.
A Havapoo puppy may cost around $800 but the KCI verified pups and the show breeds may cost up to $1800.
Also Read: Cockapoo Puppies: Small Dogs with Big Hearts
Teacup Havapoo Puppies
Teacup Havapoos are cup-sized companions. They are so small and adorable you have to be conscious even while loving them. This variety of Havadoodle puppies has become very popular but one should know that the unbelievably small size also carries higher health risks.
Even if you still decide to get a teacup Havapoo make sure you find a good and reputable breeder who is not selling the runt of the litter in the name of a teacup Havapoo puppy.
Havapoo Puppy Health
Designer dogs are generally prone to some health issues. You may get Lucky with a genetically blessed pup but we’d like to inform you about some heritable issues you must be on the lookout for. Some of these health issues include cataracts, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, patellar lunation, hip dysplasia and legg-calve-perthes diseases.
These health conditions can be avoided with the proper selection of unhealthy parents for breeding purposes. Keeping the hair around their eye is important as it may lead to irritation to the eyes which may be a start to serious conditions of the eye.
The fur around the butt should also be kept short and neat as it can get dirty which may lead to a problem called the fecal bun caused by an accumulation of dirt and feces. This condition is not only gross but also painful for your pooch.
Do not confuse them for Cavapoo with whom they share the Poodle side of their family but another half of the Cavapoo genes come from King Charles Spaniel. Havapoo puppies look quite similar to the Cavapoo.
Havapoos are extremely lively and energetic for their small size. So if you need a cute companion on all your adventures with a small size that makes them easy to carry around, this is the dog for you. They’ll be happy to relax with you after a long day of fun and adventure.
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