The Havanese is classified as a "Toy Breed". They are NOT a tiny and delicate dog but a full-bodied, muscular and very athletic with great stamina. Most Havanese take naturally to water and they love to swim.
The Havanese's coat is non-shedding, hypo-allergenic,long, soft and wispy curls at the ends. Their coat is profuse but extremely light and soft which was the reason for the dogs original name of Havana Silk Dog. Although their coat is very warm looking it actually acts as a barrier from the tropical sun and over-heating. Their eyes are almond shaped and very dark.
The Havanese have a very unique mischievous expression with a lively springy gate which gives them the ability of doing very well in Agility.