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    Brief Description: 

    The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana ("little white dog of Havana").

    Source: Wikipedia


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

     


    Other Names for Breed: 
    • Havanese
    • Bichón habanero
    • Havaneser

     

     


    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

     

     


    Health and Well-Being: 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys


    Breed Standards: 

    There are numerous breed standards.

    The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.

    Three of the major international standards are:

    The American Kennel Club

    The Kennel Club, UK

    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)


    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    1. Swedish Insurance Data

    • Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
    This breed has information on Veterinary Care.

    2. Finland: Database, Havanese


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:

    1. The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
    2. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
    3. Finland: JTO - Breeding strategy HAVANNANKOIRA -- JALOSTUKSEN TAVOITEOHJELMA -- VUOSILLE 2014 – 2018: in Finnish
      Health information (in Finnish)

     

    Health Surveys:

    The Havanese Club of America: Health Surveys

     


    Breed-Specific DNA Tests: 

    The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database.


    Breed-Specific Articles: 

     

     


    Other Breed-Specific Webpages: 

    Breeder Education: Havanese Club of America

     


    Breed-Specific Research: 

     

     


    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.

    Canada: Havanese Fanciers of Canada
    Finland: Havannalaiset Ry
    US: The Havanese Club of America


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