The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana . The Blanquito descended from the also now extinct Bichon Tenerife, which was introduced to the Canary Islands by the Cubans. It is believed that the Blanquito was eventually cross-bred with other Bichon types, including the Poodle, to create what is now known as the Havanese. Sometimes referred to as "Havana Silk Dogs," this was originally another name for the Blanquito de la Habana. The Havanese is small in size and sturdy in structure with a tail carried over its back...
|Breed Group:||Toy Group|
|Place of Origin:||Cuba|
|Also Known As:||Bichon Havanês, Bichon Habanaro, Havanezer, Havana Silk Dog, Havaneser, Bichon Havanais, Havanese Cuban Bichon|