Havana Silk Dog

Temperament: Very outgoing, self-confident, lively, playful, curious, and intelligent.

Height: 9 to 11 inches


Life Span: 14 – 16 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.45

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.00

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.06

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Silk Romance The Sky's the Limit M0.340.090.08
2 Maplewood Gaston M0.530.02-0.12
3 Maplewood Luna F0.410.020.05
4 Silk Romance Wine & Roses @ Zigfield F0.420.05-0.04
5 Treasure Isle's Cutter M0.40-0.020.18
6 Silk Romance Diamond Girl's Best Frnd F0.460.05-0.13
7 Silk Romance Into My Arms Forever F0.510.04-0.18
8DGCH Hurricane Ridge’s Tyburn Woods Ms. G F0.270.13-0.09
9 Maplewood Queen Lucy of Narnia F0.59-0.04-0.14
10 Maplewood Oriana Hyzalea Underfoot F0.63-0.08-0.12

A restored breed, the Havana Silk Dog is a recreation of a small companion dog seen in paintings and developed from post-revolutionary Cuban dogs. It is more refined and has a silkier coat that its Havanese cousins, and has a dedicated breed club of its own. All founders must meet strict health and conformational requirements.

Subject to expected diseases of toy sized and long haired dogs, all breeding stock is carefully screened.

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 I10036.41%
Class I10061.28%
Class I10167.69%
Class I10303.85%
Class I10401.28%
Class I10547.69%
Class I106825.64%
Class I109220.51%
Class I10933.85%
Class I11153.85%
Class I11165.13%
Class I11178.97%
Class I12623.85%
Class II20016.41%
Class II200324.36%
Class II20053.85%
Class II20071.28%
Class II20227.69%
Class II20233.85%
Class II20323.85%
Class II205326.92%
Class II20667.69%
Class II20705.13%
Class II20748.97%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1BellaLuz Buzz BlueBelleM0.34-0.02-0.18
2BellaLuz Kings Bays Hunter SpringsM0.480.04-0.18
3By The Bay Chewbacca @ Treasure IsleM0.77-0.170.10
4Concordia Top GunM0.86-0.200.16
5Dade Athena Primrose of the MaplesF0.67-0.10-0.24
6Dade Briley of the RosesM0.450.04-0.18
7Fairweather A Gents Wink @ConcordiaM0.50-0.02-0.12
8Fairweather Tybee IslandM0.59-0.10-0.10
9Flupsi Love me 2 Pieces Silk Romance F0.64-0.03-0.16
10Hurricane Ridge’s Tyburn Woods Ms. GF0.270.13-0.09
11Ira Flupsie @ Tyburn WoodsF0.950.06-0.20
12Joyful Heart's Look Here MissyF0.280.08-0.07
13Kailani's Que Sera SeraF0.380.02-0.04
14Luxury Flupsie @ Silk RomanceM0.64-0.06-0.14
15Maplewood GastonM0.530.02-0.12
16Maplewood LunaF0.410.020.05
17Maplewood Oriana Hyzalea UnderfootF0.63-0.08-0.12
18Maplewood Queen Lucy of NarniaF0.59-0.04-0.14
19Precioso Elfin Beanie BabyF0.240.030.11
20Pretty Woman Flupsie @ Tyburn WoodsF0.620.04-0.14
21Silk Romance Diamond Girl's Best FrndF0.460.05-0.13
22Silk Romance Into My Arms ForeverF0.510.04-0.18
23Silk Romance San Giovanni Tesoro MioM0.32-0.01-0.07
24Silk Romance SangioveseM0.320.040.02
25Silk Romance Stunning Seven BridgesM0.40-0.08-0.06
26Silk Romance Sugarloaf Wedding AffairF0.350.02-0.06
27Silk Romance The Sky's the LimitM0.340.090.08
28Silk Romance Watch Me Rolex In RioM0.420.08-0.13
29Silk Romance Wine & Roses @ ZigfieldF0.420.05-0.04
30Treasure Isle Grace O'MailleF0.560.00-0.26
31Treasure Isle's CutterM0.40-0.020.18
32Treasure Isle's Serranilla BanksF0.440.01-0.03
33Tyburn Woods BellaLuz Miss AdorabelleF0.300.050.05
34Tyburn Woods I Get Idea @ ConcordiaM0.210.13-0.11
35Tyburn Woods Ipanema Silk Romance F0.29-0.04-0.09
36Tyburn Woods U Got Male @ ConcordiaM0.270.000.17
37Zigfield Kings Bay's Rock StarM0.22-0.010.10
38Zigfield's Enrique De HavanaM0.320.010.21
39Zigfield's Talk of the Town ToulaF0.300.04-0.01

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