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: -0.01

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: -0.06

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Maplewood Oriana Hyzalea Underfoot F0.63-0.08-0.12
2 Tyburn Woods BellaLuz Miss Adorabelle F0.300.050.05
3 Joyful Heart's Look Here Missy F0.280.08-0.07
4 Kailani's Que Sera Sera F0.380.02-0.04
5 Silk Romance Sangiovese M0.320.040.02
6 Concordia Top Gun M0.86-0.200.16
7 Fairweather A Gents Wink @Concordia M0.50-0.02-0.12
8 Tyburn Woods I Get Idea @ Concordia M0.210.13-0.11
9 Tyburn Woods U Got Male @ Concordia M0.270.000.17
10 Dade Briley of the Roses M0.450.04-0.18

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 I10036.67%
Class I10061.67%
Class I101610.00%
Class I10305.00%
Class I10548.33%
Class I106823.33%
Class I109221.67%
Class I10931.67%
Class I11155.00%
Class I11165.00%
Class I11178.33%
Class I12623.33%
Class II20016.67%
Class II200326.67%
Class II20053.33%
Class II20071.67%
Class II20228.33%
Class II20235.00%
Class II20321.67%
Class II205323.33%
Class II206610.00%
Class II20705.00%
Class II20748.33%

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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
10Ira Flupsie @ Tyburn WoodsF0.950.06-0.20
11Joyful Heart's Look Here MissyF0.280.08-0.07
12Kailani's Que Sera SeraF0.380.02-0.04
13Luxury Flupsie @ Silk RomanceM0.64-0.06-0.14
14Maplewood Oriana Hyzalea UnderfootF0.63-0.08-0.12
15Precioso Elfin Beanie BabyF0.240.030.11
16Pretty Woman Flupsie @ Tyburn WoodsF0.620.04-0.14
17Silk Romance San Giovanni Tesoro MioM0.32-0.01-0.07
18Silk Romance SangioveseM0.320.040.02
19Silk Romance Stunning Seven BridgesM0.40-0.08-0.06
20Silk Romance Sugarloaf Wedding AffairF0.350.02-0.06
21Silk Romance Watch Me Rolex In RioM0.420.08-0.13
22Treasure Isle Grace O'MailleF0.560.00-0.26
23Treasure Isle's Serranilla BanksF0.440.01-0.03
24Tyburn Woods BellaLuz Miss AdorabelleF0.300.050.05
25Tyburn Woods I Get Idea @ ConcordiaM0.210.13-0.11
26Tyburn Woods Ipanema Silk Romance F0.29-0.04-0.09
27Tyburn Woods U Got Male @ ConcordiaM0.270.000.17
28Zigfield Kings Bay's Rock StarM0.22-0.010.10
29Zigfield's Enrique De HavanaM0.320.010.21
30Zigfield's Talk of the Town ToulaF0.300.04-0.01

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