Havanese

Temperament: Intelligent, playful, social dogs.

Height: 8.5-11.5 inches

Weight: 7-13 pounds

Life Span: 14-16 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.36

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: -0.01

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.03

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Rosalba Can't Stop The Moonlight F0.180.090.07
2 Lancaster's Connect the Dots F0.320.03-0.11
3CH Lancaster's Run for the Roses F0.30-0.010.05
4 Ashtone's Hearts Delite Fargo M0.250.04-0.10
5 Janabear One Alone F0.310.03-0.08
6 Ch Socialite’s Sweet Seduction F0.260.020.06
7 Selah Reckless Love F0.310.020.02
8 Selah A Touch of Elegance F0.25-0.020.05
9 Selah Fear is a Liar F0.290.03-0.04
10 Starrdust Frankly My Dear F0.300.05-0.11

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
1016206618.18%
1054202212.40%
1115200311.57%
111620708.26%
109220036.61%
100620075.17%
101420374.96%
100320012.89%
109320322.89%
113320772.89%
111720742.48%
106820531.86%
102920751.65%
101220031.45%
104020531.45%
105420731.45%
101620141.24%
111420721.24%
112520161.24%
101620181.03%
105220171.03%
103520820.83%
112120710.83%
114820120.62%
112420760.41%
108420220.41%
109220010.41%
112820790.41%
112020240.41%
115420030.41%
101620830.21%
111820740.21%
112520320.21%
103520220.21%
111520700.21%
112920350.21%
113220160.21%
113220330.21%
112720770.21%
114020160.21%
114220320.21%
112220770.21%
112320060.21%
117320400.21%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10032.90%
Class I10065.19%
Class I10121.45%
Class I10144.98%
Class I101620.75%
Class I10291.66%
Class I10351.04%
Class I10401.45%
Class I10521.04%
Class I105413.90%
Class I10681.87%
Class I10840.41%
Class I10927.05%
Class I10932.90%
Class I11141.24%
Class I111511.83%
Class I11168.30%
Class I11172.49%
Class I11180.21%
Class I11200.41%
Class I11210.83%
Class I11220.21%
Class I11230.21%
Class I11240.41%
Class I11251.45%
Class I11270.21%
Class I11280.41%
Class I11290.21%
Class I11320.41%
Class I11332.90%
Class I11400.21%
Class I11420.21%
Class I11480.62%
Class I11540.41%
Class I11730.21%
Class II20013.32%
Class II200320.12%
Class II20060.21%
Class II20075.19%
Class II20120.62%
Class II20141.24%
Class II20161.66%
Class II20171.04%
Class II20181.04%
Class II202213.07%
Class II20240.41%
Class II20323.32%
Class II20330.21%
Class II20350.21%
Class II20374.98%
Class II20400.21%
Class II20533.32%
Class II206618.26%
Class II20708.51%
Class II20710.83%
Class II20721.24%
Class II20731.45%
Class II20742.70%
Class II20751.66%
Class II20760.41%
Class II20773.32%
Class II20790.41%
Class II20820.83%
Class II20830.21%


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List of Public Dogs

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 SunF0.54-0.080.06
4Adorele Fantastic Mr. FoxM0.40-0.01-0.06
5Almendares DakarM0.41-0.040.00
6Almendares PabloM0.260.010.01
7Almendares Show Must Go OnM0.29-0.03-0.00
8Amara Soliloquy of NarwynM0.220.05-0.04
9Amazing Dance ShisukaF0.58-0.110.02
10Ambler Sherrex's You're Gonna Hear Me Roar M0.230.08-0.13
11Amblers Cleveland RocksM0.35-0.00-0.01
12Amistosa's Eleven Pipers PipinF0.290.030.13
13Amistosa's Gone With The WindF0.320.010.11
14Amistosa's Lancaster of JasperM0.390.000.07
15Amistosa's Quintessential GemF0.220.07-0.06
16Amor Tamaran Thunder RoadM0.34-0.00-0.09
17Amor's Amita At Nightn'gaelF0.29-0.010.18
18Amor's Who Could ResistM0.170.110.05
19Angelheart's Stairway to HeavenM0.300.020.01
20Angelheart's Under PressureM0.290.02-0.14
21Annahavanas Mischief PuckM0.55-0.090.16
22Annahavanas Orly ChockletF0.48-0.040.03
23Artwryks in Carneys Paradise GardenF0.30-0.030.11
24Ashtone's Hearts Delite FargoM0.250.04-0.10
25Askin Almost SorryF0.19-0.020.49
26Asunray's Island SpiceF0.32-0.010.01
27Bailemos CalienteM0.72-0.140.09
28Bailemos ChanguitaF0.67-0.12-0.03
29Bailemos Dealer's Choice SkylerF0.56-0.060.02
30Bailemos FashionistaF0.40-0.04-0.06
31Bailemos PachangaF0.65-0.130.04
32Bailemos Poker FaceM0.46-0.050.05
33Bailemos Pretty Fly For A White GuyM0.64-0.06-0.11
34Bailemos Tiene Bembe JoseM0.39-0.01-0.05
35Baribal's IronmanM0.23-0.010.09
36Baribal's Undercover AgentM0.46-0.060.05
37Berill Canis Minor HadeszM0.34-0.010.07
38Berill Canis Minor LollyF0.48-0.080.13
39Beseme's Legacy Lives On @SunsationM0.40-0.030.04
40Carita's Man About Town, a SocialiteM0.190.040.15
41Carneys What Grows Wild Along the RiverF0.27-0.000.19
42Ch Socialite’s Sweet SeductionF0.260.020.06
43Chazard Shady Lady at LabayamesaF0.63-0.100.09
44Christa's Jumpy Clown InazzaF0.43-0.050.01
45Classical Fivefields AnarchyM0.42-0.01-0.07
46Classical Fivefields EntropyF0.250.05-0.00
47Classical Master RhettM0.150.090.09
48Classical Set Fire To The RainF0.240.030.12
49Classical's Brad PaisleyM0.240.070.02
50Classical's Mon Petit AmieF0.42-0.030.13
51Claytonia BeguineF0.51-0.04-0.13
52Cloudy Crystal Mano GentisM0.310.010.04
53Cubana's Buick SkylarkF0.40-0.110.30
54D'els Peluts RagnarokM0.45-0.050.12
55Dark Night Davino Star of HavannaM0.330.000.06
56DelSol's Chocolate SurpriseF0.51-0.080.02
57DelSols Sasha O WeatherfordF0.320.01-0.07
58Dianaia Faberge Splendour For JanabearF0.42-0.060.02
59Dianaia Over The Rainbow For JanabearM0.34-0.010.03
60Elvis De Islagorca Teddy Bear For SedaM0.62-0.160.21
61Fivefields Always and AgainM0.250.030.09
62Fivefields Coffee BeanM0.180.050.03
63Fivefields Here Be DragonsF0.180.030.12
64FiveFields Someone Like YouF0.210.020.17
65Flordecuba Amarillo StarF0.480.00-0.19
66Flordecuba ArmarosM0.54-0.07-0.04
67Flordecuba JacintoM0.39-0.020.01
68Flordecuba JezebelF0.35-0.040.12
69Flordecuba MalachaiM0.41-0.03-0.10
70Flordecuba OriasM0.52-0.080.03
71Foxy Lady By LabayamesaF0.45-0.02-0.09
72Gadby Des Echos Du HoyouxM0.43-0.060.02
73Georgie Girl By LabayamesaF0.430.02-0.13
74Gilwood Hidden MickeyM0.30-0.010.18
75Giocoso Piu Mosso d'NarwynF0.370.00-0.01
76Giocoso's Joy for SonrisasF0.310.040.01
77Giocoso's Shooting StarM0.270.010.10
78Heartland’s Scandal at FlordecubaF0.41-0.060.20
79Heartsong's Welcome to StorybrookeF0.41-0.02-0.15
80Hekarwe's Little Wonder of OzF0.32-0.00-0.02
81Inigualable Bebo Valdez de Los GabatosM0.31-0.000.07
82Inika-Mia Coeur De MasaiF0.36-0.01-0.12
83Janabear Amazing GraceF0.36-0.040.21
84Janabear One AloneF0.310.03-0.08
85Janabear The Flower SongF0.34-0.010.05
86Jessamine's Asters Bloom in the SummerwindM0.270.000.14
87Joyaseda's Hunter with TwinkleM0.31-0.040.11
88Keep Your Temper Caballero PedoroM0.42-0.05-0.08
89Lancaster's Checkered PastM0.35-0.00-0.03
90Lancaster's Connect the DotsF0.320.03-0.11
91Lancaster's Life of the PartiM0.29-0.000.09
92Lancaster's Patchwork of TimeF0.34-0.030.03
93Lancaster's Run for the RosesF0.30-0.010.05
94Lancaster's Sweet SnickerdoodleF0.42-0.050.04
95Little Phantom of Velvet DreamsM0.320.02-0.07
96Little Wonder's AbracadabraF0.300.04-0.18
97LittleWonder Sound of LaughterF0.300.07-0.18
98LosCompanero Aces R HighM0.54-0.03-0.15
99Lossombra's Little Cover GirlF0.250.04-0.03
100LosSombra's Little Runway StarF0.260.070.07
101Lossombra's Winnie The PoohF0.46-0.01-0.22
102Love Her Madly Coeur De MasaiF0.54-0.060.17
103Narwyn Darkwing 'Til This NightF0.30-0.000.18
104Narwyn Darkwing Where Echo Lies at AmaraM0.340.000.11
105Narwyn Hello Buenos AiresF0.370.05-0.18
106Narwyn MeadowView Mischief ManagedM0.53-0.060.10
107Narwyn When in RomeM0.310.030.01
108Nauti Numbered AccountM0.280.02-0.12
109Nauti Pardon The InterruptionF0.250.040.05
110Newtonwood The Edge of GloryF0.23-0.020.13
111Newtonwood Yours TrulyM0.220.030.05
112NovaF0.320.02-0.02
113Old Havana Pixie StarrdustF0.310.05-0.15
114Old Havana's Totally HonestM0.33-0.020.08
115OldHavana's Phoenix at SandantM0.290.02-0.01
116OldHavanas She Got The SpiritF0.240.040.01
117Pandaprints AlexanderM0.320.020.05
118Perfection Revealed Star of HavannaM0.45-0.060.06
119Perla Star of HavannaF0.310.02-0.09
120Petra Chica MangoF0.180.030.16
121Princess Anastasia at AdoreleF0.39-0.050.10
122Quickstep's Sound of MusicM0.32-0.010.03
123Quickstep's Waltzing MatildaF0.35-0.03-0.01
124Reine O'CastamereF0.47-0.120.19
125Revistio's Every Picture Tells A StoryF0.44-0.020.03
126Revistio's Pull N Out the StopsM0.49-0.05-0.06
127Rosalba Can't Stop The MoonlightF0.180.090.07
128Rosalba Just A Matter Of TimeM0.190.080.02
129Rosalba Moon RiverF0.170.080.11
130Rosalba Til The River Runs DryM0.250.040.14
131SassyF0.45-0.04-0.02
132Seda N Pixc Island PhoenixM0.58-0.06-0.09
133Seda PIXC VFP Montana Y MarF0.68-0.160.27
134Seda's All InF0.84-0.150.14
135Seda's Blue Chip BabyF0.95-0.150.14
136Seda's Cancion CaribenaF0.56-0.06-0.06
137Seda's Dancin In The MoonlightF0.57-0.09-0.01
138Sedosos One Way or AnotherF0.330.010.01
139Sedosos Secret Patent O DelSolF0.26-0.010.01
140Sedosos Some Like it HotM0.36-0.030.03
141Selah A Tale of Three ChileF0.40-0.020.07
142Selah A Touch of EleganceF0.25-0.020.05
143Selah Aloha DreamsF0.380.03-0.17
144Selah Beautiful Dancer of El ReyF0.290.01-0.05
145Selah Divine InterventionF0.33-0.02-0.01
146Selah El Rey Little Farmer BoyM0.260.030.08
147Selah El Rey Thankfully BlessedM0.41-0.010.02
148Selah Fear is a LiarF0.290.03-0.04
149Selah Lay Your Troubles DownF0.340.000.01
150Selah Makin N ImpressionM0.260.04-0.06
151Selah Meekness and MajestyF0.30-0.000.12
152Selah Pearls of GraceF0.250.040.03
153Selah Performance DrivenM0.32-0.00-0.08
154Selah Reckless LoveF0.310.020.02
155Selah Royale Finale En RougeF0.31-0.010.07
156Selah Scaling New HeightsF0.260.050.00
157Selah Snow Doubt About ItF0.350.00-0.07
158Selah Spring Forth Noble HeartsF0.440.01-0.16
159Selah Whispering In The WindF0.33-0.020.08
160Selah You Are Not AloneF0.280.030.01
161SherRex Honkytonk Attitude At AmblersM0.270.020.07
162Sherrex's Amistosa With FinesseM0.420.00-0.11
163Sherrex's The Sun Comes to Carneys GardenM0.370.01-0.08
164SolarF0.41-0.03-0.01
165Sonrisas Allegro GiocosoF0.390.02-0.08
166Sonrisas Amazing GracieF0.300.03-0.12
167Sonrisas at the Wild Wild WestM0.320.04-0.04
168Sonrisas Buenos CarlitosM0.280.05-0.08
169Sonrisas Charlie BrownM0.320.02-0.08
170Sonrisas Charlie QuilicoM0.350.03-0.03
171Sonrisas Classical EnchantmentF0.330.05-0.07
172Sonrisas Curious GeorgeM0.32-0.020.19
173Sonrisas EbonyF0.260.060.03
174Sonrisas Game Set Match BiancaF0.270.05-0.04
175Sonrisas Geo ShikiM0.310.030.01
176Sonrisas I'd Be Jealous TooF0.280.06-0.14
177Sonrisas Laughing JayM0.250.050.03
178Sonrisas Nena at Old HavanaF0.28-0.010.19
179Sonrisas Old Sweet SongF0.210.070.15
180Sonrisas Otis CampbellM0.330.030.00
181Sonrisas Picture Perfect JpegM0.35-0.00-0.00
182Sonrisas Rory Little KevinM0.230.06-0.08
183Sonrisas Theodoro De IslagorcaM0.74-0.170.28
184Sonrisas Treasure Hollybrook F0.360.05-0.10
185Sonrisas What a Kelev er BoyM0.300.05-0.11
186Starrdust Frankly My DearF0.300.05-0.11
187Starrdust Get Your Sparkle OnF0.44-0.040.12
188Starrdust Give Peace A ChanceM0.260.060.00
189Starrdust Live A LittleF0.220.060.15
190Starrdust Mi AmoreF0.310.000.25
191Starrdust Simply AmazingF0.260.040.20
192Thats The Way Manolo PedoroM0.370.00-0.12
193Tigerlily Tamaran Smoke on the WaterM0.230.05-0.03
194Twinkle's Eye of the StormM0.42-0.04-0.05
195Twinkle's Indy With SonrisasM0.260.03-0.04
196Twinkle's Little StarM0.59-0.08-0.06
197Ubba Bubba Mokry BanditaF0.59-0.120.06
198Very Wonder Full Mano GentisM0.270.010.13
199Windfall's Dude With AttitudeM0.270.05-0.10
200WyHaven Gogo One In A ZillionM0.320.01-0.06
201Xtreme Funny Xamaro PedoroM0.41-0.03-0.00
202Yup's If the Shoe FitsF0.260.020.21

Active BetterBred Breeders:

KennelWebsiteState or ProvinceCountry
Amistosa HavaneseWebsiteOntarioCA
Sonrisas HavaneseWebsiteOntarioCA
RosalbaWebsiteMontanaUnited States
Selah HavaneseWebsiteMichiganUS