Havana Silk Dog
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The Havana Silk Dog is a small, very social, drop coated companion dog. It enjoys the distinction of being the only purebred dog born of an effort to eliminate a genetic problem from within a breed. The efforts of a dedicated group of Havanese breeders resulted in the reemergence of the Havana Silk Dog, a breed of Cuban origin long thought to be extinct.The old name Havana Silk Dog was chosen for this newly restored
Havana Silk Dogs are a spirited breed who pack a lot of personality into a tiny body. They enjoy being the center of attention, but they don't demand it like other toy breeds. Havana Silk Dogs will instead do their best to charm and entertain a person in order to get a reaction. They are good with children and can even be trusted around toddlers. Havana Silk Dogs thrive on human companionship and hate to
The Havana Silk Dog is a small dog, but a sturdy dog, covered with long, silky, wavy hair. The breed has been derived in recent years from Havanese. Breeders wanted to return the Havanese to its origins, and move away from dwarfism that had become rampant in the breed, and have thus created the Havana Silk Dog. They come in all colors of the canine rainbow and the nose is always black. The long facial
Is it not unusual for Havana Silk Dogs to reach their 15th birthdays and beyond.As the Havana Silk Dog gene pool has been selected out of the Havanese gene pool, it is possible that some of the Havanese health issues may still affect Silk Dogs. The HSD registry precludes any dog being certified if it displays chondrodysplasia, so dwarfism does not appear to be an issue in the HSD. Other health problems affecting the Havanese