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: 0.02

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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Carneys Flower from the Heartland F0.220.010.20
2 CH Carneys Luminescent Moonflower F0.38-0.050.05
3 Thunder M0.320.01-0.06
4 Quickstep's Dirty Dancing Baby F0.37-0.020.06
5 Quickstep's Eye of the Tiger M0.360.00-0.01
6 Quickstep's Choco-Latte M0.400.010.05
7 Oldhavana's Summer Spirit F0.300.020.07
8 Old Havana's Forest Joy F0.410.00-0.07
9 Old Havana's Forest Goddess F0.52-0.03-0.16
10 ODIN-PUPPY M0.250.060.11

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

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10033.93%
Class I10064.59%
Class I10110.16%
Class I10121.48%
Class I10143.93%
Class I101621.97%
Class I10291.48%
Class I10350.82%
Class I10401.48%
Class I10520.82%
Class I105412.95%
Class I10681.64%
Class I10840.49%
Class I10927.38%
Class I10932.46%
Class I11142.13%
Class I111510.00%
Class I111610.33%
Class I11172.79%
Class I11180.16%
Class I11200.33%
Class I11210.66%
Class I11220.16%
Class I11230.16%
Class I11240.33%
Class I11251.80%
Class I11270.16%
Class I11280.33%
Class I11290.16%
Class I11320.33%
Class I11332.95%
Class I11400.16%
Class I11420.16%
Class I11480.66%
Class I11540.49%
Class I11730.16%
Class II20014.26%
Class II200318.85%
Class II20060.16%
Class II20074.59%
Class II20110.16%
Class II20120.66%
Class II20140.98%
Class II20161.97%
Class II20170.82%
Class II20181.64%
Class II202212.46%
Class II20240.33%
Class II20322.79%
Class II20330.16%
Class II20350.16%
Class II20373.93%
Class II20400.16%
Class II20533.11%
Class II206619.18%
Class II207010.49%
Class II20710.66%
Class II20722.13%
Class II20731.15%
Class II20742.95%
Class II20751.48%
Class II20760.33%
Class II20773.28%
Class II20790.33%
Class II20820.66%
Class II20830.16%

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No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
12Cute’s Sky Walker Vom SalzetalM0.51-0.120.27
2ABBY - PUPPYF0.200.110.01
3Accent-Sonrisas I Got A SecretF0.40-0.010.05
4Adagio Under The Seda SunF0.52-0.080.06
5Adorele Fantastic Mr. FoxM0.40-0.01-0.06
6Almendares BalladynaF0.31-0.040.07
7Almendares DakarM0.41-0.030.00
8Almendares PabloM0.240.020.01
9Almendares Show Must Go OnM0.29-0.030.00
10Almendares Whiskey With Amistosa and TwinkleM0.32-0.010.02
11Amara Soliloquy of NarwynM0.220.05-0.04
12Amazing Dance ShisukaF0.55-0.110.02
13Ambler Sherrex's You're Gonna Hear Me Roar M0.230.09-0.13
14Amblers Cleveland RocksM0.330.01-0.01
15Amistosa's Eleven Pipers PipinF0.290.040.13
16Amistosa's Gone With The WindF0.320.020.11
17Amistosa's Lancaster of JasperM0.390.020.07
18Amistosa's Mistletoe and HollyF0.240.08-0.10
19Amistosa's Quintessential GemF0.220.08-0.06
20Amistosa's Your Wishes GrantedF0.360.03-0.02
21Amor Tamaran Thunder RoadM0.340.00-0.09
22Amor's Amita At Nightn'gaelF0.29-0.010.18
23Amor's Who Could ResistM0.170.110.05
24Angelheart's Stairway to HeavenM0.280.020.01
25Angelheart's Under PressureM0.290.03-0.14
26Annahavanas Mischief PuckM0.55-0.090.16
27Annahavanas Orly ChockletF0.48-0.050.03
28APOLLO - PUPPYM0.290.020.02
29Artwryks in Carneys Paradise GardenF0.30-0.030.11
30Ashstone's Gizmotron at DelSolM0.280.040.12
31Ashstone's Magnifica at DelSolF0.180.020.17
32Ashtone's Hearts Delite FargoM0.230.04-0.10
33Askin Almost SorryF0.17-0.020.49
34Asunray's Island SpiceF0.320.000.01
35Bailemos CalienteM0.72-0.140.09
36Bailemos ChanguitaF0.67-0.12-0.03
37Bailemos Dealer's Choice SkylerF0.53-0.060.03
38Bailemos FashionistaF0.36-0.04-0.06
39Bailemos PachangaF0.65-0.130.04
40Bailemos Poker FaceM0.46-0.050.05
41Bailemos Pretty Fly For A White GuyM0.61-0.06-0.11
42Bailemos Tiene Bembe JoseM0.39-0.01-0.05
43Baribal's IronmanM0.23-0.010.09
44Baribal's Undercover AgentM0.46-0.060.05
45Berill Canis Minor HadeszM0.34-0.010.07
46Berill Canis Minor LollyF0.48-0.080.13
47Beseme's Legacy Lives On @SunsationM0.40-0.030.04
48Carita's Man About Town, a SocialiteM0.190.050.15
49Carneys Flower from the HeartlandF0.220.010.20
50Carneys What Grows Wild Along the RiverF0.250.000.19
51CH Carneys Luminescent MoonflowerF0.38-0.050.05
52Ch Socialite’s Sweet SeductionF0.260.020.06
53Chazard Shady Lady at LabayamesaF0.63-0.110.09
54Christa's Jumpy Clown InazzaF0.43-0.050.01
55Classical Fivefields AnarchyM0.42-0.01-0.07
56Classical Fivefields EntropyF0.250.050.00
57Classical Master RhettM0.150.100.09
58Classical Set Fire To The RainF0.240.020.12
59Classical's Brad PaisleyM0.200.080.02
60Classical's Mon Petit AmieF0.40-0.030.13
61Claytonia BeguineF0.51-0.04-0.13
62Cloudy Crystal Mano GentisM0.310.040.04
63Cubana's Buick SkylarkF0.40-0.110.30
64D'els Peluts RagnarokM0.45-0.050.12
65Dark Night Davino Star of HavannaM0.330.010.06
66DelSol's Chocolate SurpriseF0.47-0.070.02
67DelSols IMO MY Best FriendF0.300.01-0.05
68DelSols Knockin' on Heavens DoorF0.270.03-0.13
69DelSols Sasha O WeatherfordF0.320.01-0.07
70Dianaia Faberge Splendour For JanabearF0.42-0.060.02
71Dianaia Over The Rainbow For JanabearM0.32-0.010.03
72Elvis De Islagorca Teddy Bear For SedaM0.62-0.160.21
73EMMA - PUPPYF0.270.09-0.08
74Fivefields Always and AgainM0.250.020.09
75Fivefields Coffee BeanM0.180.050.03
76Fivefields Here Be DragonsF0.180.030.12
77FiveFields Someone Like YouF0.210.030.17
78Flordecuba Amarillo StarF0.480.01-0.19
79Flordecuba ArmarosM0.51-0.07-0.04
80Flordecuba JacintoM0.39-0.020.01
81Flordecuba JezebelF0.35-0.040.12
82Flordecuba MalachaiM0.39-0.03-0.10
83Flordecuba OriasM0.52-0.080.03
84Foxy Lady By LabayamesaF0.45-0.02-0.09
85Gadby Des Echos Du HoyouxM0.41-0.050.02
86Georgie Girl By LabayamesaF0.430.02-0.13
87Gilwood Hidden MickeyM0.30-0.010.18
88Giocoso Piu Mosso d'NarwynF0.370.00-0.01
89Giocoso's Joy for SonrisasF0.310.040.01
90Giocoso's Shooting StarM0.270.010.10
91Hank from Bohemica landM0.410.02-0.06
92Harbor's Just Too Busy Being FabulousM0.27-0.020.14
93Havasamllpaw Friday Nite LitesF0.220.010.06
94Havasmallpaw Go Lucky RubyF0.280.000.09
95Havasmallpaw Lucy in the SkyF0.29-0.050.29
96Havasmallpaw Rico Ritz N GlitzM0.270.020.16
97Havasmallpaw with Mr MikeyM0.310.010.04
98Havasmallpaw Zorro the BanditM0.300.06-0.10
99Heartland’s Scandal at FlordecubaF0.37-0.060.20
100Heartsong's Welcome to StorybrookeF0.41-0.01-0.15
101Hekarwe's Little Wonder of OzF0.310.01-0.02
102Honor Yukon MistM0.240.020.08
103Inigualable Bebo Valdez de Los GabatosM0.290.000.07
104Inika-Mia Coeur De MasaiF0.36-0.01-0.12
106Janabear Amazing GraceF0.36-0.050.21
107Janabear One AloneF0.310.03-0.08
108Janabear The Flower SongF0.34-0.010.05
109Jessamine's Asters Bloom in the SummerwindM0.270.010.14
110Joyaseda's Hunter with TwinkleM0.29-0.030.11
111Keep Your Temper Caballero PedoroM0.42-0.05-0.09
112KI - PUPPYF0.290.05-0.10
113Lancaster's Checkered PastM0.350.00-0.03
114Lancaster's Connect the DotsF0.320.03-0.11
115Lancaster's Life of the PartiM0.290.010.09
116Lancaster's Patchwork of TimeF0.34-0.020.03
117Lancaster's Run for the RosesF0.30-0.010.05
118Lancaster's Sonoran Desert DaisyF0.330.010.02
119Lancaster's Sweet SnickerdoodleF0.42-0.040.04
120Little Phantom of Velvet DreamsM0.300.03-0.07
121Little Wonder's AbracadabraF0.300.05-0.18
122LittleWonder Sound of LaughterF0.300.08-0.18
123LosCompanero Aces R HighM0.51-0.02-0.15
124Lossombra's Little Cover GirlF0.250.04-0.03
125LosSombra's Little Runway StarF0.240.070.07
126Lossombra's Winnie The PoohF0.46-0.01-0.22
127Love Her Madly Coeur De MasaiF0.54-0.060.17
129MOON - PUPPYF0.250.040.00
130Narwyn Darkwing 'Til This NightF0.300.000.18
131Narwyn Darkwing Where Echo Lies at AmaraM0.340.000.11
132Narwyn Hello Buenos AiresF0.370.05-0.18
133Narwyn Lorem IpsumM0.230.05-0.07
134Narwyn MeadowView Mischief ManagedM0.51-0.060.10
135Narwyn Quid Pro QuoF0.360.000.03
136Narwyn When in RomeM0.290.030.01
137Nauti Numbered AccountM0.260.02-0.12
138Nauti Pardon The InterruptionF0.230.050.05
139Newtonwood The Edge of GloryF0.21-0.020.13
140Newtonwood Yours TrulyM0.210.030.05
141Nirvana Sardi RoxanneF0.330.010.06
142Nirvana's GiselleF0.320.01-0.18
143Nirvana's Painted VeilF0.290.02-0.05
146Old Havana Pixie StarrdustF0.310.05-0.15
147Old Havana's Awesome BlossomF0.260.06-0.03
148Old Havana's Forest GoddessF0.52-0.03-0.16
149Old Havana's Forest JoyF0.410.00-0.07
150Old Havana's Totally BreezyF0.45-0.080.18
151Old Havana's Totally HonestM0.31-0.010.08
152OldHavana's Phoenix at SandantM0.270.02-0.01
153Oldhavana's Summer SpiritF0.300.020.07
154OldHavanas She Got The SpiritF0.220.040.01
155Pandaprints AlexanderM0.320.020.05
156Perfection Revealed Star of HavannaM0.45-0.060.06
157Perla Star of HavannaF0.310.02-0.09
158Petra Chica MangoF0.180.040.16
159Princess Anastasia at AdoreleF0.39-0.050.10
160Puppy AndreaF0.280.05-0.10
161Puppy TraceyF0.350.05-0.08
162Quickstep's Choco-LatteM0.400.010.05
163Quickstep's Dirty Dancing BabyF0.37-0.020.06
164Quickstep's Eye of the TigerM0.360.00-0.01
165Quickstep's Sound of MusicM0.32-0.010.03
166Quickstep's Waltzing MatildaF0.35-0.02-0.01
167Reine O'CastamereF0.47-0.120.18
168Revistio's Every Picture Tells A StoryF0.44-0.010.03
169Revistio's Pull N Out the StopsM0.47-0.05-0.06
170Rosalba Can't Stop The MoonlightF0.180.100.07
171Rosalba Just A Matter Of TimeM0.180.080.02
172Rosalba Moon RiverF0.170.080.11
173Rosalba Til The River Runs DryM0.230.040.14
174Sardi Angel BabyF0.250.04-0.02
175Sardi Don't Go Breaking My HeartF0.240.020.08
176Sardi Don't Take Your Love To TownF0.320.05-0.10
177Sardi I've Got The Music In MeF0.270.020.17
178Sardi Love StoryF0.210.050.07
179Sardi Love The One You're WithM0.210.030.14
180Sardi Should've Been A CowboyM0.25-0.010.05
182Seda N Pixc Island PhoenixM0.58-0.06-0.09
183Seda PIXC VFP Montana Y MarF0.68-0.160.27
184Seda's All InF0.80-0.150.14
185Seda's Blue Chip BabyF0.87-0.150.14
186Seda's Cancion CaribenaF0.56-0.06-0.06
187Seda's Cuidadora de Invienrno At AmistosaF0.53-0.04-0.10
188Seda's Dancin In The MoonlightF0.57-0.09-0.01
189Seda's Rising WonderF0.45-0.01-0.07
190Seda’s Strong And Free at SonrisasM0.48-0.050.09
191Sedosos One Way or AnotherF0.330.020.01
192Sedosos Secret Patent O DelSolF0.250.000.01
193Sedosos Some Like it HotM0.36-0.020.03
194Selah A Tale of Three ChileF0.38-0.020.07
195Selah A Touch of EleganceF0.25-0.020.05
196Selah Aloha DreamsF0.380.02-0.17
197Selah Beautiful Dancer of El ReyF0.270.01-0.05
198Selah Divine InterventionF0.33-0.02-0.01
199Selah El Rey Little Farmer BoyM0.260.040.08
200Selah El Rey Thankfully BlessedM0.41-0.010.02
201Selah Fear is a LiarF0.270.03-0.04
202Selah Lay Your Troubles DownF0.340.000.01
203Selah Makin N ImpressionM0.260.04-0.06
204Selah Meekness and MajestyF0.300.000.12
205Selah Pearls of GraceF0.250.040.03
206Selah Performance DrivenM0.300.00-0.08
207Selah Reckless LoveF0.310.020.02
208Selah Royale Finale En RougeF0.31-0.010.07
209Selah Scaling New HeightsF0.240.050.00
210Selah Snow Doubt About ItF0.350.00-0.06
211Selah Spring Forth Noble HeartsF0.440.01-0.16
212Selah Whispering In The WindF0.31-0.020.08
213Selah You Are Not AloneF0.260.040.01
214SherRex Honkytonk Attitude At AmblersM0.270.030.06
215Sherrex's Amistosa With FinesseM0.420.00-0.11
216Sherrex's The Sun Comes to Carneys GardenM0.370.02-0.08
219Sonrisas Allegro GiocosoF0.390.02-0.08
220Sonrisas Amazing GracieF0.300.03-0.12
221Sonrisas at the Wild Wild WestM0.320.04-0.03
222Sonrisas Buenos CarlitosM0.280.05-0.08
223Sonrisas Charlie BrownM0.280.02-0.08
224Sonrisas Charlie QuilicoM0.330.04-0.02
225Sonrisas Classical EnchantmentF0.310.05-0.07
226Sonrisas Curious GeorgeM0.32-0.020.19
227Sonrisas EbonyF0.220.060.04
228Sonrisas Game Set Match BiancaF0.270.05-0.04
229Sonrisas Geo ShikiM0.310.030.01
230Sonrisas I'd Be Jealous TooF0.260.07-0.13
231Sonrisas Laughing JayM0.230.060.03
232Sonrisas Nena at Old HavanaF0.26-0.010.19
233Sonrisas Old Sweet SongF0.210.080.15
234Sonrisas Otis CampbellM0.290.040.00
235Sonrisas Picture Perfect JpegM0.350.000.00
236Sonrisas Rory Little KevinM0.210.07-0.08
237Sonrisas Theodoro De IslagorcaM0.74-0.170.28
238Sonrisas Treasure Hollybrook F0.360.05-0.10
239Sonrisas What a Kelev er BoyM0.300.06-0.11
240Starrdust Frankly My DearF0.300.05-0.11
241Starrdust Get Your Sparkle OnF0.42-0.040.12
242Starrdust Give Peace A ChanceM0.260.060.00
243Starrdust Live A LittleF0.220.060.15
244Starrdust Mi AmoreF0.310.000.25
245Starrdust Simply AmazingF0.240.040.20
246Thats The Way Manolo PedoroM0.370.01-0.12
248Tigerlily Tamaran Smoke on the WaterM0.230.05-0.03
249Twinkle's Destined for Selah El Rey Trust and HonorM0.300.01-0.03
250Twinkle's Eye of the StormM0.42-0.04-0.05
251Twinkle's Frisky MiloM0.270.010.03
252Twinkle's Indy With SonrisasM0.260.04-0.04
253Twinkle's Little StarM0.59-0.08-0.06
254Twinkle's Van GoghM0.340.04-0.01
255Twinkle's Winston HavanangelM0.50-0.090.14
256Ubba Bubba Mokry BanditaF0.57-0.120.06
257UMA - PUPPYF0.340.000.15
258Very Wonder Full Mano GentisM0.270.020.13
260Windfall's Dude With AttitudeM0.270.05-0.10
261WyHaven Gogo One In A ZillionM0.300.01-0.06
262Xtreme Funny Xamaro PedoroM0.39-0.030.00
263Yup's If the Shoe FitsF0.260.030.21
264YURI - PUPPYM0.280.040.12

Active BetterBred Breeders:

KennelWebsiteState or ProvinceCountry
Amistosa HavaneseWebsiteOntarioCA
Sonrisas HavaneseWebsiteOntarioCA
RosalbaWebsiteMontanaUnited States
Selah HavaneseWebsiteMichiganUS