DBR , IDCR
||Havapoo, Hava-Poo, Havanoodle, Havadoodle, Havanesepoo
Living with a Poovanese
Personality: The Poovanese is an outgoing, super affectionate and playful dog.
Family Dog: Yes, Poovanese are great with little children but should be supervised, or the children could eaisly hurt this small dog. They are wonderful with older people as well as they love any age.
Shedding: Poovanese do not shed because Havanese and Poodles are a non-shedding dogs.
Grooming: Poovanese are non-shedding so they need to be brushed every other day and brought to the groomers once in a while.
Training: The Poovanese is a fast learner and responds well to trick and clicker training as well as hand signal and vocal training.
Behavior: The Poovanese is a highly intelligent dog that is easy to train, very playful and makes a wonderful lap dog.
Barking: Both the Havanese and Poodle are know barkers, but it all depends on the dog.
Exercise: Poovanese can have high energy but tire easily being so small. A good walk or play session should satisfy them.
Physical Ability: The Poovanese would be great at agility or obediance trials.
Living Conditions: Poovanese will enjoy any kind of home, apartments are great as long as you can provide proper exercise.
Appearance: Usually they look like a Havanese with more curly hair like the Poodle. Sometimes with a docked short tail.
Eyes: The eyes of the Poovanese are always a dark brown or hazel color.
Tail: The tail of the Poovanese may be docked like the Poodle's tail.
Color: The coat of the Poovanese can come in almost any color.
Coat: The coat of the Poovanese can get long like a Havanese but it is not straight like a Havaneses it is typically wavy or curly.
Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Poovanese is 12 to 14 years.
Health: Both Poodles and Havanese are prone to Pateller Luxation so that is a concern, you should do a ton of reaserch about both breeds before getting one.
Ear Health: The Poovanese can get yeast infections because Bichon breeds and Poodles get little hairs in their ears to cause it. They should be plucked out of the ear with your fingers, it does not hurt the dog and the hairs should come out eaisly.
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