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Havapoo Characteristics: The Fun-loving and Sociable Havapoo is a breed of Small to Medium dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Havanese and a Poodle.

The Havapoo, is characterized by its charming, delightful, cuddly appearance with its cute, appealing and lovable  expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Havanese and the Poodle.

The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Poovanese' puppies that might incorporate the long, silky hair, expressive eyes and trainability of the Havanese with the devotion, high intelligence and non-shedding coat of the Poodle.

The temperament of the Havapoo can be described as Affectionate, Obedient, Playful. The coat type of the Havapoo is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Havapoo demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Poovanese". The origin of the Havapoo dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Havapoo Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Havanese / Poodle: The Havapoo is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Havanese / Poodle.

Other names for the Havapoo: The Havapoo is known by the nickname of the "Poovanese". Other names for this breed of dog include the Poovanese, Island Mini Doodle

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Havapoo" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Havapoo History and Origin: The country of origin of the Havapoo breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Havapoo is a combination of two dog breeds. The Poodle, the "Caniche", began as a water dog, specifically as a duck retriever, in Germany during the 1500's.

The Havanese, the "Dog from Havana", originated in Cuba as a performer and lapdog dating back to time immemorial. In the late 1990's dog breeders began to create the self-styled 'Designer Dogs" and began to develop a new breed based on the combined qualities of the Poodle and the Havanese dog.

The breeding programs resulted in the Havapoo, an adorable dog that exhibited the charm, out going nature and intelligence of the Poodle together with the advantages of its low shedding coat with the easy trainability, gorgeous, soft, silky coat and large appealing eyes of the Havanese. The charming hybrid Havapoo was a success with families and kids over 6 years old. The cross-breed Havapoo is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Havapoo Height: This breed is classified as a Small to Medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 8-15 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Havapoo Weight: In this Small to Medium sized dog, the weight of a male Havapoo dog is 15-45 pounds. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Havapoo Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits and can therefore be short or long  soft or silky hair that can be a loose wavy coat, a tight curly / ringlet coat or a straight coat...

Havapoo Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors most commonly consisting of  black, white, cream, brown and light brown.

Havapoo Grooming Requirements: The grooming needs of the Havapoo is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Havanese or the Poodle. The Havanese has moderate grooming requirements and the Poodle has high grooming needs. The grooming needs and requirements of the Havapoo should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Havapoo Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Havapoo puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Havapoo puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Havapoo Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Fun-loving, Affectionate, Obedient, Playful and Sociable.

Havapoo Exercise Requirements - LOW Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of the small dog is low. The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is dependent on its size, the bigger the dog the more exercise required for this lively dog.

The small Havapoo requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes every day. This small dog has a springy, lively gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Havapoo Diet: A fully grown Havapoo should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Havapoo Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Havapoo breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Havapoo dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).

Havapoo Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Havapoo breed is 10 to 13 years.

Havapoo Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Havapoo breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Havapoo names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Blue *** Finn *** Rusty *** Peanut *** Ollie *** Joey *** Gus *** Diesel *** Henry *** Sam.

Havapoo Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Havapoo girl dog. Our top choice of good female Havapoo names are Gypsy *** Sandy *** Izzy *** Molly *** Lola *** Marley *** Abby *** Luna *** Missy *** Shelby *** Kona.

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