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  • 1. TheHavanese Breed By : Ellie Hutchins W200 Spring 2010

2. Table of ContentsOrigin of the Breed Havanese Appearance Temperament of the DogsPersonal Reflection Bibliography 3. Origin In the 16th century, immigrants from Spain landed in Cuba and discovered the Havanese breed. Havanese were brought back to to Spain where they were admired for being a lap-dog of Spanish aristocracy. The Havanese were sometimes referred to as the Havana Silk Dog or the Spanish Silk Poodle by the Spanish. 4. Origin The Havanese were closely related to the, now extinct, Tenerife breed, which is an ancestor of the Bichon family. The Havanese breed is now the National Dog of Cuba. The Havanese is the only breed native to Cuba. 5. Origin My Thoughts The Havanese are relatively old breed because they were discovered around the 16th Century (although, they were only recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996). The Spanish were impressed with the Havanese breed and admired them so much that royalty in Spain owned them; there must be something good about the breed! 6. Appearance Body Known as a toy, small in stature (stands between 8 and 11 inches tall) Sturdy and solid physical body Slightly longer in length than height Long tail curls up over behind Small, black button nose Dark eyes and black lips, standard on all colors of Havanese Long, dangling ears 7. Appearance - Coat Coat ranges in color white, black, cream, silver, gold, brown, blue (can be multicolored) Pattern may vary from solid colored coat to speckled or stripped Coat can vary from curly to wavy hair Show dogs must have long coat, puppies coats can be short Hypoallergenic Does not shed 8. Appearance MyThoughts The Havanese is the Havanese can be kept in a perfect small dog for puppy cut to reduce many families because ofmaintenance and do not their sturdiness and smallshed so dog hair will not size. be all over the place! Havanese are good for families that may have allergies to other kinds of dogs, because they are hypoallergenic. 9. HavaneseTemperament Havanese have playful Good alarm dog, but not and youthful spirits andwatch dog. They alert are good with kids. when a stranger arrives, People-oriented breed but love meeting new and enjoy following their people. chosen person around. Havanese are easily Havanese are an alert and excitable, but calm down intelligent breed.quickly. Have a sensitive nose and find things easily by sense of smell. 10. Temperament They are easily trainable Enjoy sitting up high and enjoy learning andwhere they can see and performing new tricks.observe what is going on Havanese are known as around them. circus dogs and when Approximate lifespan is excited they enjoybetween 14-16 years. dancing on their Havanese do not require hindquarters or running much exercise. back and forth quickly between rooms. 11. Temperament MyThoughts Havanese have a natural Molly has a special love for human affectionperson she follows and are great familyaround in our house, my dogs. dad. Molly is very My Havanese, Molly, protective of him. displays all of the above personality traits that are stated about the breed like playing, and doing tricks. Molly, Christmas 2009 > 12. Personal Reflection While creating this type Writing this PowerPoint PowerPoint, I learned helped me learn more how to make another about the breed of dog I type of PowerPoint. have and understand why I also learned how to use she does the things she the internet, YouTube,does. and other sites to help construct the design of the project. 13. Bibliography AKC meet the breeds: havanese. (2007, June 27). Retrieved from http://www.akc.org/breeds/havanese/index.cfm Havanese. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/havanese.htm Welcome to the havanese club of america. (2009, April 10). Retrieved from http://www.havanese.org/