Size : 3-6 kg (7-13lb), 20-28 cm (8-11 in )
Grooming : Time consuming
Training : Average
Colurs: silver, cream, gold, blue , black
Also called the bichon havanese or Havana silk dog , this breed may be descended from spanesh – owned maltese or from crosses of the Bolognese and poodles . it is a loyal companion , gentle , responsive and sometimes shy and very tolerant around children .
The Havanese dates back to the 18th or 19th century , but its popularity suffered in its homeland of cuba following the revelution , as often happens to the favoured companions of the ousted regime . it has recently become better known in the united states and great Britain