The Havanese breed is a deceptively light and frivolous looking dog that is assuredly sound of mind and agile in movement. Its long, fluffy coat gives no indication of the “trooper” in this tried and true companion. The breed is longer in leg than its cousin the Bichon and less dense in coat.
Their expression is soft and intelligent, mischievious rather than cute. The eyes are dark brown, large, almond-shaped and set rather widely apart. Ears are of medium length with long hair and hang down.
They have a long tail that is covered with long silky hair. The profuse coat varies from wavy to curly; it is double-coated with soft hair, both on outer and undercoat. Adult coat reaches 6 to 8 inches and has a pearly sheen.