Bichon Havanese

A loving and charming companion

With their soft fur and playful nature, the Bichon Havanais is a charming pet that is loved by many. Their easy-going temperament and affection make them excellent companions for all types of households.


Bichon Havanais, also known as Havanese, originally comes from Cuba. The breed takes its name from Cuba's capital, Havana, and was developed as a companion dog for the Cuban elite during colonial times.

Traits and Temperament

Bichon Havanais are known for their affection and intelligence. They are easily trained and have a happy and friendly temperament, making them excellent family dogs. They have a strong bond with their owners and love to spend time with their family.


A typical Bichon Havanais weighs between 3 and 6 kg, and reaches a height of 23 to 27 cm at the withers.

Appearance and Coat

The breed is best known for its soft and silky coat, which can be straight or wavy. Color varies from white, cream, fawn, silver, blue, black and chocolate. The eyes are usually dark and their expression is very expressive and intelligent.

How much fur does a Bichon Havanais shed?

Bichon Havanais are a low-shedding breed, making them a good choice for allergy sufferers. However, their fur requires regular brushing and sometimes clipping to keep it in good condition.

Are Bichon Havanais family friendly?

Yes, Bichon Havanais are very family friendly and get along well with children and other pets. They love to be in the middle of family activities and are always up for a playtime.

How much exercise does a Bichon Havanais require?

Bichon Havanais are a relatively active breed and need daily exercise to stay healthy. They love to play, so playtime, walks, or some time playing in a safe fenced area are good options.

Acquiring a Bichon Havanais

When you decide to get a Bichon Havanais, it is important that you find a reputable breeder. Be prepared for regular grooming and make sure you can meet the dog's need for mental and physical stimulation.

How many Bichon Havanais are there in Sweden?

In Sweden, there are 10,207 registered Bichon Havanais as of 2022-12-31.