The Havanese is the National Dog of Cuba. It is a non-shedding dog breed whose silky wavy hair requires regular grooming. It is double-coated however unlike other double coated breeds, its outer coat is soft and light. Its fine and lightweight hair coat enables them to be protected during extreme weather conditions. Their strong social needs require them to be constantly with human company or else they can develop negative behavior when left isolated regularly. The Havanese is excellent with children. They possess a high degree of intelligence and have sunny dispositions. Their alert level make them good watchdogs however they can never be good guard dogs for they will quickly welcome a guest.
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