Sweet, affectionate, and oh-so-cute, the Havamalt is an increasingly popular hybrid breed. Created by crossing two small breeds, the Havanese and Maltese, Havamalts are loving and friendly canines that thrive on human interaction and companionship.
Known for their playful and happy-go-lucky nature, Havamalts simply love being made to feel like part of the family. They don't, however, do well when left alone for long periods of time, and their enthusiastic character means regular playtime is a must. Mental stimulation is also crucial for your Havamalt's wellbeing, so you'll need to be happy to put in plenty of effort to keep your pint-sized pooch entertained.
Luckily, there's plenty to do with these lovable pooches, so here are three wonderful activities to enjoy with your Havamalt.
It's a lovely sunny day and you and your Havamalt are keen to get out into the fresh air and explore the world. While you could go for a walk or take a trip to your local dog park, you do that sort of thing every day and you're keen to experience something a little different.
This is when taking your dog to watch a parade is a paw-some activity. Not only will your dog get to stretch their legs and spend plenty of time with you, but they'll also get to encounter plenty of interesting sights, sounds, and smells and maybe even meet some new friends.
Havamalts need to be around their humans as much as possible, so leaving your dog home alone while you head off to work for hours at a time is far from ideal. With this in mind, you might want to find out whether it's possible to bring your dog to work for a day — hopefully on a regular basis.
An increasing number of employers are starting to recognize the many benefits a pet-friendly workplace can have on morale and work ethic, so check with your boss to find out whether this could be an option for you. Not only will your dog get the human interaction and companionship they crave, but you'll enjoy being at work a whole lot more than you usually do.
If you're looking for a way to help your energetic Havamalt burn off some excess energy and get some mental stimulation at the same time, there are plenty of doggy sports which your pooch may well enjoy.
The sports your dog tries is entirely up to you, but one that should be near the top of your list is flyball. This action-packed canine sport is a relay race between two teams of four dogs and lets your pooch run, jump, and indulge their love of tennis balls.
And don't worry if you think your pooch is too small to take part, as dogs of all shapes and sizes can participate. Here's how.