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: 0.46

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.00

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.07

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Silk Romance Diamond Girl's Best Frnd F0.460.05-0.13
2 Silk Romance Into My Arms Forever F0.510.04-0.18
3DGCH Hurricane Ridge’s Tyburn Woods Ms. G F0.270.13-0.09
4 Maplewood Queen Lucy of Narnia F0.59-0.04-0.14
5 Maplewood Oriana Hyzalea Underfoot F0.63-0.08-0.12
6 Tyburn Woods BellaLuz Miss Adorabelle F0.300.050.05
7 Joyful Heart's Look Here Missy F0.280.08-0.07
8 Kailani's Que Sera Sera F0.380.02-0.04
9 Silk Romance Sangiovese M0.320.040.02
10 Concordia Top Gun M0.86-0.200.16

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 I10037.35%
Class I10061.47%
Class I10168.82%
Class I10304.41%
Class I10401.47%
Class I10547.35%
Class I106825.00%
Class I109220.59%
Class I10932.94%
Class I11154.41%
Class I11165.88%
Class I11177.35%
Class I12622.94%
Class II20017.35%
Class II200325.00%
Class II20052.94%
Class II20071.47%
Class II20227.35%
Class II20234.41%
Class II20322.94%
Class II205326.47%
Class II20668.82%
Class II20705.88%
Class II20747.35%

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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 Oriana Hyzalea UnderfootF0.63-0.08-0.12
16Maplewood Queen Lucy of NarniaF0.59-0.04-0.14
17Precioso Elfin Beanie BabyF0.240.030.11
18Pretty Woman Flupsie @ Tyburn WoodsF0.620.04-0.14
19Silk Romance Diamond Girl's Best FrndF0.460.05-0.13
20Silk Romance Into My Arms ForeverF0.510.04-0.18
21Silk Romance San Giovanni Tesoro MioM0.32-0.01-0.07
22Silk Romance SangioveseM0.320.040.02
23Silk Romance Stunning Seven BridgesM0.40-0.08-0.06
24Silk Romance Sugarloaf Wedding AffairF0.350.02-0.06
25Silk Romance Watch Me Rolex In RioM0.420.08-0.13
26Treasure Isle Grace O'MailleF0.560.00-0.26
27Treasure Isle's Serranilla BanksF0.440.01-0.03
28Tyburn Woods BellaLuz Miss AdorabelleF0.300.050.05
29Tyburn Woods I Get Idea @ ConcordiaM0.210.13-0.11
30Tyburn Woods Ipanema Silk Romance F0.29-0.04-0.09
31Tyburn Woods U Got Male @ ConcordiaM0.270.000.17
32Zigfield Kings Bay's Rock StarM0.22-0.010.10
33Zigfield's Enrique De HavanaM0.320.010.21
34Zigfield's Talk of the Town ToulaF0.300.04-0.01

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