Havana Silk Dog

Havana Silk

The Havana Silk Dog is a small, very social, drop coated companion dog. It enjoys the distinction of being the only purebred dog born of an effort to eliminate a genetic problem from within a breed. The efforts of a dedicated group of Havanese breeders resulted in the reemergence of the Havana Silk Dog, a breed of Cuban origin long thought to be extinct.

The old name Havana Silk Dog was chosen for this newly restored breed because the traits displayed so consistently in these dogs (but not described in the current Havanese standard) were precisely those pictured and described in the dogs of  Cuba prior to the establishment and subsequent popularity of the Havanese in the US.

Havana Silk – Recognized Breed

Because the restoration of the Havana Silk Toy Dog Breed was in truth a happy accident resulting from the founding breeders recognition of the importance of soundness and health in a breeding program, full registration of intact animals by the Havana Silk Dog Association of America, the breed national Parent Club, requires an OFA/CHIC number, a DNA profile, and a physical evaluation to exclude from the gene pool dogs displaying short or bowed forelegs and other deviations from soundness and traditional Cuban breed type.

Havana Silk Traits

Havana Silk Dogs are a spirited breed who packs a lot of personality into a tiny body. They enjoy being the center of attention, but they don’t demand it like other toy breeds. Havana Silk Dogs will instead do their best to charm and entertain a person in order to get a reaction. They are good with children and can even be trusted around toddlers. Havana Silk Dogs thrive on human companionship and hate to be left alone for long periods of time. They were bred in Cuba to be companion animals and are just as well-suited for empty nesters and retirees as they are large families. Havana Silk Dogs simply need a loving home to call their own in order to thrive.

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