Hava-Apso (Havanese/LhasaApso) Hybrid Puppies
Our Hava-Apso puppies are 1/2 Lhasa Apso and 1/2 Havanese. They are a first generation cross which makes them non-shedding and hypo-allergenic. They make wonderful family companion pets.
The Havanese became recognized by the AKC in 1995 and are known as the National Dog of Cuba. They are a happy, outgoing, charming, small but sturdy dog whose temperament and trainability have made them excellent candidates for obedience and therapy dog training. Havanese are gentle and responsive and are natural companion dogs. They are excellent with children and become very loyal and attached to their families. They are very affectionate and playful with a high degree of intelligence and posess a kind spirit. These cheerful dogs are very social and will get along with everyone including people, dogs, cats and other pets. When brushed, they are silky soft but can also have a shaggy appearance. Havanese are gentle, kind little dogs that are ideal for any family. They don't require minimal excercise which also makes them ideal for high rise apartment dwellers and seniors.
Havanese are responsive, friendly, affectionate, intelligent, faithful, and devoted to their families. They are natural clowns and strive to please. Havanese live for your every word and gesture. The Havanese are attentive, quiet, gentle, and never lose their playful spirit as they age. They love children and will play tirelessly with them.
Learning Rate – High; Obedience – High; Problem Solving – High.
The Havanese is a non-shedding, hypoallergenic double-coated breed with soft hair, both on outer and undercoat. Adult hair coat reaches 6 to 8 inches, and has a pearly sheen.
Their gait is unique – lively & ‘springy” which accentuates the happy character of the Havanese. They display a happy little prance when they walk. The Havanese gives a rugged impression of a little dog. They are hardy, muscular, sturdy breed. Although they are a small breed, they are not fragile.
This curious breed loves to observe everything around them. The Havanese have a long reputation for being circus dogs because of their ability to learn quickly and their passion to please people. They are not a yippy breed. Havanese are good watch dogs – making sure to alert you when a visitor arrives, but will quickly welcome any guest once it sees you welcome them.
The Lhasa Apso
Lhasa Apso’s are gentle, loyal, intelligent, social, playful, and affectionate. They are easily trained and are responsive to kindness. Their beautiful dark eyes are very appealing. They are very loyal and devoted to their family. Lhasa Apso’s are very good with children. They have long hair and long droopy ears. They have a happy personality and can be quite playful at times. They enjoy being with their owners and make wonderful companions. They are a true lap dog.
The Lhasa Apso is rated Very High as a watch-dog. They are very alert and react to new smells and sounds around them. They have a “big dog” bark which leads an intruder to think there is a big dog behind your door. They are mostly friendly to visitors.
The first Lhasa’s to come to America were a gift from the Dalai Lama to a naturalist and his family from America, the C. Suydam Cuttings. They are a hardy, healthy, sturdy breed and have a life span of 13-14 years.