A cross between a Bolognese and a Havanese, Dualanese dogs are fluffy little fellows who, generally speaking, are pretty low-maintenance in terms of exercise requirements. Though those doggos who take after their Havanese parent will need to run around a little more (and of course, all dogs need exercise!), they definitely don’t need to keep as active as, say, a terrier, making them ideal for apartment living.
Dualaneses are super friendly and lovely to be around -- but they do need lots of attention. Make no bones about it, you don’t want to leave a Dualanese alone for too long! Owners of these fur-balls need to incorporate them into their lives as much as possible. We’ve put together a list of activities to help keep your canine companion as content as can be.
New sights, new sounds, new smells -- there’s nothing like breaking the routine and going to explore nature with your four-pawed pal! Sometimes a pup and their person just need to get away from it all, and a nice hike might just be what the doctor (or vet) ordered.
Though a Dualanese only needs around four miles worth of walks a week, there’s no harm in pushing them a little further occasionally if you find a longer trail you really like. However, be sensible -- your buddy’s little legs can’t keep going for twenty miles at a time, and it pays to watch them carefully for signs of exhaustion.
Your pupper will be happier meandering along than tearing off at great speed, so they’re ideal hiking partners for those who like to go slow and take in their surroundings.
Once a bit of a dying breed, the drive-in movie theater has experienced a resurgence in recent years, as movie-goers are increasingly attracted to their retro charm. But did you know that many of them allow you to take your furry film buff with you?
Of course, the availability of this activity does depend on your area, as well as the weather. Sure, you can watch the film from the comfort of your waterproof car, but there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on some of the action if you’ve got the wipers running. Never mind -- you two can always cuddle up on the couch in front of the TV instead.
Dualaneses are known for their fluffy fur, and while the animated mop effect is certainly cute, those locks need a bit of looking after. Like their Havanese parents, these doggos don’t shed -- while that makes them a great breed for people with allergies, it means that their coats need to be brushed religiously to make sure that loose hairs don’t develop into mats and tangles.
Taking care of your pup’s fur at home doesn’t just save you money on a grooming parlor -- it can be a great bonding experience and a chance to show your canine companion a little love. There’s nothing a Dualanese likes more than affection, after all!
Did you know that Havanese dogs were bred to catch rodents on ships? Like most ratters, they’re pretty intelligent. If your Dualanese takes after their Cuban parent, they’ll need a good deal of mental stimulation. A food puzzle is a great way to give your buddy’s brain something to chew on, and it’s exactly what it sounds like -- a puzzle your pup needs to solve before they get to the goodies inside. You can find them at most pet stores.