This dog is of bichon stock, and is related to such breeds as the Bichon Frise. It has a profuse double coat and is usually cream, gold, silver, blue or black.
History of Havanese
It is believed to have been brought to Cuba by sailors from the Canaries.
This breed is become popular in the USA.
Other Names of Havanese: Bichon Havanais.
Identification keys of Havanese
dense crest of longhair on head
tail carried forwards in a curl
small, rounded feet covered in hair
broad, well-muscled thighs
Continental Toy Spaniel: Phalene Closely related to the Papillon the Phalene can be readily distinguished from it by its ears, which hang down on the sides of its head.
History of Continental Toy Spaniel (Phalene)
The breed was popular in Italy during the Renaissance, and was well known in European royal […]
Papillon This dainty little dog is closely related to the Phalene, but it can easily be distinguished by its erect ears. Its name, Papillon, the French for “butterfly”, refers to the shape of its ears.
History of Papillon
This breed often featured in paintings by the Flemish artist Van […]
Bolognese Descended from bichon stock, and so having the characteristic white, cottony coat associated with this group, the Bolognese may in fact have blond markings, although these are not considered desirable. This is a square-built and solid dog for its size.
History of Bolognese
The breed’s […]
Bichon Frise This bichon is distinguished by its double coat, which gives it a fluffy appearance. The coat is fine and silky, consisting of soft, corkscrew curls. These are trimmed back over the eyes to emphasize the rounded appearance of the face.
History of Bichon Frise
Originally, the Bichon […]
Maltese Of bichon stock, this tiny, attractive dog has a long, silky, pure-white coat which contrasts starkly with its dark, oval-shaped eyes and black eye rims.
The coat may have slight lemon-coloured markings, notably in the vicinity of the head.
History of Maltese
Possibly the oldest of […]