Temperament: Intelligent, playful, social dogs.

Height: 8.5-11.5 inches

Weight: 7-13 pounds

Life Span: 14-16 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.34

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.00

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.03

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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Lancaster's Sonoran Desert Daisy F0.330.000.02
2 Seda's Rising Wonder F0.45-0.01-0.07
3 Seda's Cuidadora de Invienrno At Amistosa F0.53-0.05-0.10
4 Seda’s Strong And Free at Sonrisas M0.48-0.050.09
5 Old Havana's Totally Breezy F0.45-0.080.18
6 Old Havana's Awesome Blossom F0.260.06-0.03
7 Twinkle's Winston Havanangel M0.50-0.090.14
8 Twinkle's Destined for Selah El Rey Trust and Honor M0.300.02-0.03
9 Almendares Whiskey With Amistosa and Twinkle M0.32-0.010.02
10 Twinkle's Frisky Milo M0.270.010.03

The Havanese breed is based on the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana (little white dog of Havana), which descended in turn from the also extinct Spanish Bichon Tenerife. The Blanquito was bred with breeds of similar Bichon type and to Poodles to create the modern Havanese. It was officially accepted as a breed by AKC in 1996 and comes in a variety of colors.

Breed Standard coming soon!'

Havanese are a genetically diverse and healthy breed. They have some issues that are typical of small dogs, like patellar luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes and liver shunts, but they are not highly frequent. Maintaining overal diversity will help keep these infrequent.

The research for the Havanese breed regarding gene flow and inbreeding indicates that breeders are currently doing a pretty good job creating heterozygous dogs and maintaining the genetics they have retained from their ancestors. Breed average IR of .03 indicates some level of inbreeding within the population.

The breed has an average effective allele frequency of 4.48, with overall allele frequencies being an average of 8.576. Though this is very good for a purebred dog, this indicates opportunity to have higher effective alleles in the population.

The research for the Havanese breed regarding gene flow and inbreeding indicates that breeders are currently doing a pretty good job creating heterozygous dogs and maintaining the genetics they have retained from their ancestors. Breed average IR of .03 indicates some level of inbreeding within the population.

Havanese possess considerable genetic diversity in both DLA class I and II regions, similar to that of the Miniature Poodle and much greater than breeds such as the Akita, Black Russian Terrier, Italian Greyhound, Flat-coated retrievers, and Alaska Klee Kai. This diversity involves 35 different STR-associated DLA Class I and 27 DLA Class II. Several DLA types are unique to the Havanese breed.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10033.75%
Class I10065.00%
Class I10110.18%
Class I10121.61%
Class I10144.29%
Class I101620.71%
Class I10291.61%
Class I10350.89%
Class I10401.61%
Class I10520.89%
Class I105413.39%
Class I10681.61%
Class I10840.54%
Class I10927.50%
Class I10932.50%
Class I11141.61%
Class I111510.71%
Class I11169.82%
Class I11172.68%
Class I11180.18%
Class I11200.36%
Class I11210.71%
Class I11220.18%
Class I11230.18%
Class I11240.36%
Class I11251.61%
Class I11270.18%
Class I11280.36%
Class I11290.18%
Class I11320.36%
Class I11332.86%
Class I11400.18%
Class I11420.18%
Class I11480.71%
Class I11540.36%
Class I11730.18%
Class II20014.11%
Class II200319.64%
Class II20060.18%
Class II20075.00%
Class II20110.18%
Class II20120.71%
Class II20141.07%
Class II20161.79%
Class II20170.89%
Class II20181.07%
Class II202212.86%
Class II20240.36%
Class II20322.86%
Class II20330.18%
Class II20350.18%
Class II20374.29%
Class II20400.18%
Class II20533.21%
Class II206618.39%
Class II207010.00%
Class II20710.71%
Class II20721.61%
Class II20731.25%
Class II20742.86%
Class II20751.61%
Class II20760.36%
Class II20773.21%
Class II20790.36%
Class II20820.71%
Class II20830.18%

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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
12Cute’s Sky Walker Vom SalzetalM0.51-0.120.27
2Accent-Sonrisas I Got A SecretF0.40-0.010.05
3Adagio Under The Seda SunF0.52-0.080.06
4Adorele Fantastic Mr. FoxM0.40-0.01-0.06
5Almendares BalladynaF0.31-0.040.07
6Almendares DakarM0.41-0.040.00
7Almendares PabloM0.240.010.01
8Almendares Show Must Go OnM0.29-0.030.00
9Almendares Whiskey With Amistosa and TwinkleM0.32-0.010.02
10Amara Soliloquy of NarwynM0.220.05-0.04
11Amazing Dance ShisukaF0.55-0.110.02
12Ambler Sherrex's You're Gonna Hear Me Roar M0.230.08-0.13
13Amblers Cleveland RocksM0.330.00-0.01
14Amistosa's Eleven Pipers PipinF0.290.030.13
15Amistosa's Gone With The WindF0.320.010.11
16Amistosa's Lancaster of JasperM0.390.010.07
17Amistosa's Mistletoe and HollyF0.240.08-0.10
18Amistosa's Quintessential GemF0.220.07-0.06
19Amistosa's Your Wishes GrantedF0.360.02-0.02
20Amor Tamaran Thunder RoadM0.340.00-0.09
21Amor's Amita At Nightn'gaelF0.29-0.010.18
22Amor's Who Could ResistM0.170.110.05
23Angelheart's Stairway to HeavenM0.280.030.01
24Angelheart's Under PressureM0.290.02-0.14
25Annahavanas Mischief PuckM0.55-0.090.16
26Annahavanas Orly ChockletF0.48-0.050.03
27Artwryks in Carneys Paradise GardenF0.30-0.030.11
28Ashstone's Gizmotron at DelSolM0.280.030.12
29Ashstone's Magnifica at DelSolF0.180.010.17
30Ashtone's Hearts Delite FargoM0.230.04-0.10
31Askin Almost SorryF0.17-0.020.49
32Asunray's Island SpiceF0.32-0.010.01
33Bailemos CalienteM0.72-0.140.09
34Bailemos ChanguitaF0.67-0.12-0.03
35Bailemos Dealer's Choice SkylerF0.53-0.060.03
36Bailemos FashionistaF0.36-0.05-0.06
37Bailemos PachangaF0.65-0.130.04
38Bailemos Poker FaceM0.46-0.050.05
39Bailemos Pretty Fly For A White GuyM0.61-0.06-0.11
40Bailemos Tiene Bembe JoseM0.39-0.01-0.05
41Baribal's IronmanM0.23-0.020.09
42Baribal's Undercover AgentM0.46-0.060.05
43Berill Canis Minor HadeszM0.34-0.010.07
44Berill Canis Minor LollyF0.48-0.080.13
45Beseme's Legacy Lives On @SunsationM0.40-0.030.04
46Carita's Man About Town, a SocialiteM0.190.050.15
47Carneys What Grows Wild Along the RiverF0.250.000.19
48Ch Socialite’s Sweet SeductionF0.260.010.06
49Chazard Shady Lady at LabayamesaF0.63-0.100.09
50Christa's Jumpy Clown InazzaF0.43-0.050.01
51Classical Fivefields AnarchyM0.42-0.01-0.07
52Classical Fivefields EntropyF0.250.050.00
53Classical Master RhettM0.150.100.09
54Classical Set Fire To The RainF0.240.030.12
55Classical's Brad PaisleyM0.200.070.02
56Classical's Mon Petit AmieF0.40-0.030.13
57Claytonia BeguineF0.51-0.04-0.13
58Cloudy Crystal Mano GentisM0.310.020.04
59Cubana's Buick SkylarkF0.40-0.110.30
60D'els Peluts RagnarokM0.45-0.050.12
61Dark Night Davino Star of HavannaM0.330.000.06
62DelSol's Chocolate SurpriseF0.47-0.080.02
63DelSols IMO MY Best FriendF0.300.01-0.05
64DelSols Knockin' on Heavens DoorF0.270.04-0.13
65DelSols Sasha O WeatherfordF0.320.02-0.07
66Dianaia Faberge Splendour For JanabearF0.42-0.050.02
67Dianaia Over The Rainbow For JanabearM0.32-0.010.03
68Elvis De Islagorca Teddy Bear For SedaM0.62-0.170.21
69Fivefields Always and AgainM0.250.030.09
70Fivefields Coffee BeanM0.180.050.03
71Fivefields Here Be DragonsF0.180.030.12
72FiveFields Someone Like YouF0.210.030.17
73Flordecuba Amarillo StarF0.480.01-0.19
74Flordecuba ArmarosM0.51-0.07-0.04
75Flordecuba JacintoM0.39-0.020.01
76Flordecuba JezebelF0.35-0.040.12
77Flordecuba MalachaiM0.39-0.03-0.10
78Flordecuba OriasM0.52-0.080.03
79Foxy Lady By LabayamesaF0.45-0.02-0.09
80Gadby Des Echos Du HoyouxM0.41-0.060.02
81Georgie Girl By LabayamesaF0.430.02-0.13
82Gilwood Hidden MickeyM0.30-0.010.18
83Giocoso Piu Mosso d'NarwynF0.370.00-0.01
84Giocoso's Joy for SonrisasF0.310.040.01
85Giocoso's Shooting StarM0.270.010.10
86Hank from Bohemica landM0.410.01-0.06
87Harbor's Just Too Busy Being FabulousM0.27-0.020.14
88Havasamllpaw Friday Nite LitesF0.220.010.06
89Havasmallpaw Go Lucky RubyF0.280.000.09
90Havasmallpaw Lucy in the SkyF0.29-0.050.29
91Havasmallpaw Rico Ritz N GlitzM0.270.010.16
92Havasmallpaw with Mr MikeyM0.310.010.04
93Havasmallpaw Zorro the BanditM0.300.06-0.10
94Heartland’s Scandal at FlordecubaF0.37-0.060.20
95Heartsong's Welcome to StorybrookeF0.41-0.02-0.15
96Hekarwe's Little Wonder of OzF0.310.00-0.02
97Honor Yukon MistM0.240.020.08
98Inigualable Bebo Valdez de Los GabatosM0.290.000.07
99Inika-Mia Coeur De MasaiF0.36-0.01-0.12
100Janabear Amazing GraceF0.36-0.040.21
101Janabear One AloneF0.310.03-0.08
102Janabear The Flower SongF0.34-0.010.05
103Jessamine's Asters Bloom in the SummerwindM0.270.010.14
104Joyaseda's Hunter with TwinkleM0.29-0.040.11
105Keep Your Temper Caballero PedoroM0.42-0.05-0.09
106Lancaster's Checkered PastM0.35-0.01-0.03
107Lancaster's Connect the DotsF0.320.03-0.11
108Lancaster's Life of the PartiM0.290.000.09
109Lancaster's Patchwork of TimeF0.34-0.030.03
110Lancaster's Run for the RosesF0.30-0.020.05
111Lancaster's Sonoran Desert DaisyF0.330.000.02
112Lancaster's Sweet SnickerdoodleF0.42-0.050.04
113Little Phantom of Velvet DreamsM0.300.02-0.07
114Little Wonder's AbracadabraF0.300.04-0.18
115LittleWonder Sound of LaughterF0.300.07-0.18
116LosCompanero Aces R HighM0.51-0.03-0.15
117Lossombra's Little Cover GirlF0.250.04-0.03
118LosSombra's Little Runway StarF0.240.070.07
119Lossombra's Winnie The PoohF0.46-0.01-0.22
120Love Her Madly Coeur De MasaiF0.54-0.060.17
121Narwyn Darkwing 'Til This NightF0.300.000.18
122Narwyn Darkwing Where Echo Lies at AmaraM0.340.010.11
123Narwyn Hello Buenos AiresF0.370.05-0.18
124Narwyn Lorem IpsumM0.230.05-0.07
125Narwyn MeadowView Mischief ManagedM0.51-0.070.10
126Narwyn Quid Pro QuoF0.360.000.03
127Narwyn When in RomeM0.290.030.01
128Nauti Numbered AccountM0.260.02-0.12
129Nauti Pardon The InterruptionF0.230.040.05
130Newtonwood The Edge of GloryF0.21-0.020.13
131Newtonwood Yours TrulyM0.210.030.05
132Nirvana Sardi RoxanneF0.330.010.06
133Nirvana's GiselleF0.320.01-0.18
134Nirvana's Painted VeilF0.290.02-0.05
136Old Havana Pixie StarrdustF0.310.05-0.15
137Old Havana's Awesome BlossomF0.260.06-0.03
138Old Havana's Totally BreezyF0.45-0.080.18
139Old Havana's Totally HonestM0.31-0.010.08
140OldHavana's Phoenix at SandantM0.270.02-0.01
141OldHavanas She Got The SpiritF0.220.040.01
142Pandaprints AlexanderM0.320.020.05
143Perfection Revealed Star of HavannaM0.45-0.060.06
144Perla Star of HavannaF0.310.01-0.09
145Petra Chica MangoF0.180.040.16
146Princess Anastasia at AdoreleF0.39-0.050.10
147Puppy AndreaF0.280.04-0.10
148Puppy TraceyF0.350.03-0.08
149Quickstep's Sound of MusicM0.32-0.010.03
150Quickstep's Waltzing MatildaF0.35-0.03-0.01
151Reine O'CastamereF0.47-0.110.18
152Revistio's Every Picture Tells A StoryF0.44-0.020.03
153Revistio's Pull N Out the StopsM0.47-0.05-0.06
154Rosalba Can't Stop The MoonlightF0.180.090.07
155Rosalba Just A Matter Of TimeM0.180.080.02
156Rosalba Moon RiverF0.170.080.11
157Rosalba Til The River Runs DryM0.230.040.14
158Sardi Angel BabyF0.250.04-0.02
159Sardi Don't Go Breaking My HeartF0.240.020.08
160Sardi Don't Take Your Love To TownF0.320.04-0.10
161Sardi I've Got The Music In MeF0.270.020.17
162Sardi Love StoryF0.210.050.07
163Sardi Love The One You're WithM0.210.030.14
164Sardi Should've Been A CowboyM0.25-0.010.05
166Seda N Pixc Island PhoenixM0.58-0.06-0.09
167Seda PIXC VFP Montana Y MarF0.68-0.160.27
168Seda's All InF0.80-0.150.14
169Seda's Blue Chip BabyF0.87-0.150.14
170Seda's Cancion CaribenaF0.56-0.06-0.06
171Seda's Cuidadora de Invienrno At AmistosaF0.53-0.05-0.10
172Seda's Dancin In The MoonlightF0.57-0.09-0.01
173Seda's Rising WonderF0.45-0.01-0.07
174Seda’s Strong And Free at SonrisasM0.48-0.050.09
175Sedosos One Way or AnotherF0.330.010.01
176Sedosos Secret Patent O DelSolF0.25-0.010.01
177Sedosos Some Like it HotM0.36-0.030.03
178Selah A Tale of Three ChileF0.38-0.020.07
179Selah A Touch of EleganceF0.25-0.020.05
180Selah Aloha DreamsF0.380.03-0.17
181Selah Beautiful Dancer of El ReyF0.270.01-0.05
182Selah Divine InterventionF0.33-0.02-0.01
183Selah El Rey Little Farmer BoyM0.260.030.08
184Selah El Rey Thankfully BlessedM0.41-0.010.02
185Selah Fear is a LiarF0.270.03-0.04
186Selah Lay Your Troubles DownF0.340.000.01
187Selah Makin N ImpressionM0.260.04-0.06
188Selah Meekness and MajestyF0.300.000.12
189Selah Pearls of GraceF0.250.040.03
190Selah Performance DrivenM0.300.00-0.08
191Selah Reckless LoveF0.310.020.02
192Selah Royale Finale En RougeF0.31-0.010.07
193Selah Scaling New HeightsF0.240.050.00
194Selah Snow Doubt About ItF0.350.00-0.06
195Selah Spring Forth Noble HeartsF0.440.01-0.16
196Selah Whispering In The WindF0.31-0.020.08
197Selah You Are Not AloneF0.260.030.01
198SherRex Honkytonk Attitude At AmblersM0.270.020.06
199Sherrex's Amistosa With FinesseM0.420.00-0.11
200Sherrex's The Sun Comes to Carneys GardenM0.370.02-0.08
202Sonrisas Allegro GiocosoF0.390.02-0.08
203Sonrisas Amazing GracieF0.300.03-0.12
204Sonrisas at the Wild Wild WestM0.320.04-0.03
205Sonrisas Buenos CarlitosM0.280.05-0.08
206Sonrisas Charlie BrownM0.280.01-0.08
207Sonrisas Charlie QuilicoM0.330.03-0.02
208Sonrisas Classical EnchantmentF0.310.05-0.07
209Sonrisas Curious GeorgeM0.32-0.020.19
210Sonrisas EbonyF0.220.050.04
211Sonrisas Game Set Match BiancaF0.270.05-0.04
212Sonrisas Geo ShikiM0.310.030.01
213Sonrisas I'd Be Jealous TooF0.260.06-0.13
214Sonrisas Laughing JayM0.230.050.03
215Sonrisas Nena at Old HavanaF0.26-0.010.19
216Sonrisas Old Sweet SongF0.210.070.15
217Sonrisas Otis CampbellM0.290.030.00
218Sonrisas Picture Perfect JpegM0.350.000.00
219Sonrisas Rory Little KevinM0.210.06-0.08
220Sonrisas Theodoro De IslagorcaM0.74-0.170.28
221Sonrisas Treasure Hollybrook F0.360.05-0.10
222Sonrisas What a Kelev er BoyM0.300.05-0.11
223Starrdust Frankly My DearF0.300.05-0.11
224Starrdust Get Your Sparkle OnF0.42-0.050.12
225Starrdust Give Peace A ChanceM0.260.060.00
226Starrdust Live A LittleF0.220.060.15
227Starrdust Mi AmoreF0.310.000.25
228Starrdust Simply AmazingF0.240.040.20
229Talemakers Zooming KazumiF0.220.060.01
230Thats The Way Manolo PedoroM0.370.01-0.12
231Tigerlily Tamaran Smoke on the WaterM0.230.05-0.03
232Twinkle's Destined for Selah El Rey Trust and HonorM0.300.02-0.03
233Twinkle's Eye of the StormM0.42-0.04-0.05
234Twinkle's Frisky MiloM0.270.010.03
235Twinkle's Indy With SonrisasM0.260.03-0.04
236Twinkle's Little StarM0.59-0.08-0.06
237Twinkle's Van GoghM0.340.03-0.01
238Twinkle's Winston HavanangelM0.50-0.090.14
239Ubba Bubba Mokry BanditaF0.57-0.120.06
240Very Wonder Full Mano GentisM0.270.020.13
241Windfall's Dude With AttitudeM0.270.04-0.10
242WyHaven Gogo One In A ZillionM0.300.01-0.06
243Xtreme Funny Xamaro PedoroM0.39-0.030.00
244Yup's If the Shoe FitsF0.260.030.21

Active BetterBred Breeders:

KennelWebsiteState or ProvinceCountry
Amistosa HavaneseWebsiteOntarioCA
Sonrisas HavaneseWebsiteOntarioCA
RosalbaWebsiteMontanaUnited States
Selah HavaneseWebsiteMichiganUS