Havapoo, is affectionate, playful, loving, intelligent, and outgoing and will enjoy spending all of their time with their family, exhibiting great gentleness and intelligence. It is their intelligence that has made their nature curious and inquisitive. These dogs are wonderful with people of all ages. It is a very popular breed among elderly couples and families with small children. Havapoo is also known as the Island Mini Doodle or Poovanese., is a hybrid dog which is bred by crossing a Poodle with a Havanese.
Size: The average Havapoo size in terms of height is around 8-15 inches and the Havapoo average weight is 15-45 pounds. Havapoos are very small dogs that should never outgrow being able to be picked up or held in the lap.
Personality: Havapoo is dependent on the behavioral traits inherited from its parents. Some Havapoos will inherit traits from the Poodle, others the Havanese, and some will have a mix of behaviors inherited from both parent breeds.These dogs are known to be exceptionally friendly and playful. They will never fail to greet their owner(s) with enthusiasm and joy. They are intelligent dogs, and very willing to please, making them easy to train and teach tricks. Positive reinforcement works very well--Havapoos are very sensitive to tone of Voice.
Temperament: Havapoos show extrovert behaviors, while others can be docile and cuddly, enjoying most of the time staying close to their families. Since they are very sensitive, mixed with their intelligence, you will hardly be able to hide any of your feelings from your havapoo, since they can apparently ‘read’ your mind. They possess incredible sensitivity to voices. This makes them a very precious companion.
Activity Requirements: The Havapoo is a fairly energetic breed, though it is active indoors and will not require a great deal of outdoor exercise. A short daily walk should be more than enough, and if a day needs to be skipped, the Havapoo will be fine with some indoor play.
Behavioral Traits: As a hybrid the Havapoo will inherit the physical and behavioral traits of both the Poodle and Havanese breeds. Not all individuals will inherit the same characteristics (even if from the same litter).
Diet: 1/4 cup of wet and dry food three times a day. Havapoos are dogs with high spirits and extreme energy, and diet plays a very crucial role to dogs of high energy levels. Make sure your dog is getting the proper, nutritious, good quality meals daily, rich in minerals and proteins.
Keeping this all in mind, general guidelines are as follows:
2 to 4 lbs. 1/3 to 1/2 cups per day.
5 to 8 lbs. 1/2 to 3/4 cups per day.
8 to 10 lb. adult = 1/2 to 3/4 cups per day.
10 to 12 lb. adult = 3/4 to 1 cup per day.
13 to 16 lb. adult = 1 to 1 and 1/4 cups per day.
Trainability: Havapoo is highly trainable, and would go to any extent to please its master. The best way to make your training a success is positive reinforcement. Since they are very good readers of your mind and tone, they will certainly respond in their best possible way to praises, positive tones, and encouragement.
Colors: This breed can come in a wide variety of colors. The most common are black, white, brown, light brown, and cream. A combination of white and any of the other colors is also very common. Red, brown, black, gray, white, multi-colored
History: Fairly new dog breed and because of this the breed does not have a very detailed history. It is likely that the Havapoo was first intentionally bred in the past few decades as the popularity of designer hybrid dogs increased. This breed is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) under the name Poovanese.
Origin: United States
Life span: 10 to 12 years
Temperament: Loving, social, affectionate, intelligent, playful, brave
Weight: 15-45 lbs
Height: 8-15 inches
Colors: Red, brown, black, gray, white, multi-colored
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