5-11 lbs
United States

The Havallon is a hybrid mix of two toy-sized breeds, the Havanese, and the Papillon.  The Papillon is slightly smaller than the Havanese.  Both parents do not tolerate solitude well, and though they can live in extreme temperatures, they prefer warmer climates.  The main point of difference between the two parents is the tendency to bark.  The Havanese is a vocal dog whereas the Papillon is not.  The Havallon may exhibit vocalization tendencies leaning toward one parent or the other, but will often strike a good balance between the two. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Havanese and Papillon

Havallon Health

Average Size
Male Havallon size stats
Height: 8-11 inches Weight: 5-11 lbs
Female Havallon size stats
Height: 8-11 inches Weight: 5-11 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • vonWillebrand‚Äôs Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Blood
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs

Havallon Breed History

The Havallon is a hybrid mix of the Havanese and the Papillon.  The hybrid is a modern breed, and though standards are not available, the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dog Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America, and the International Designer Canine Registry all recognize the Havallon.  Despite its multiple recognitions, the Havallon is not well-known.  However, owners can review the character and physical traits of the parent breeds to understand their Havallon better.  The Havanese is from Cuba and is considered a rare Bichon-type dog.  The predecessors of the Havanese arrived on ships with 15th Century Spanish settlers and remained in isolation on the islands.  As companion dogs, the little Havanese was popular among Cuban aristocrats before the Cuban Revolution.  Many wealthy people fled Cuba during the revolution, but the Havanese remained on the island, and by the 1970s, only 11 Havanese dogs were known outside of Cuba.  The breed was thankfully saved from extinction by fanciers who wanted to preserve the breed all living Havanese outside of Cuba can trace their lineage back to the same 11.  The American Kennel Club officially recognized the Havanese in 1996, and though the Havanese enjoys high popularity, it remains a rare breed. The Papillon is a descendant of early toy Spaniels dating back to the 16th Century.  The Papillon was a popular companion dog in French, Spanish, and Italian courts and were soon after known throughout all of Europe.  The name Papillon comes from the French court, meaning butterfly and refers the feathery upright ears of this breed, which resemble butterfly wings.  The dropped ear variety of the Papillion is called the Phalene and is considered rare today.  The American Kennel Club first recognized the Papillon in 1935, and this little breed enjoys moderate popularity today.

Havallon Breed Appearance

The Havallon is a toy-sized hybrid between the Havanese and the Papillon.  Your Havallon is a small dog, standing between 8.5 and 11.5 inches and not weighing more than 11 pounds.  The Havallon has a slightly rounded head with upright ears that are well-covered with long silky hair; like that of the Papillon.  The muzzle is thin and tapers to a small nose.  If your Havallon resembles the Havanese, the nose will be larger.  The body of a Havallon is longer than it is tall but slightly more delicate-boned and taller than the Havanese.  Often, the coat matches the Papillon, and the tail is curled over the back with a full plume.  Havallons will always be multicolored, either two or three color combinations and include white markings.    

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Havallon eyes
amber Havallon eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Havallon nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Havallon coat
red Havallon coat
fawn Havallon coat
white Havallon coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Havallon straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Havallon Breed Maintenance

The Havallon is not a hypoallergenic dog, but this mix will not shed as much regardless of the parent it most resembles.  The long hair on the Havallon requires daily brushing to prevent tangles and mats.  The hair around the Havallon’s ears are long and regular ear cleaning with a veterinarian approved solution will help avoid ear infections. The teeth of small breed dogs are prone to dental disease. Care of the teeth must be done on a daily basis. Trim your pet's nails twice a month. Havallons have medium energy with moderate intensity needs and require daily exercise.  They are smart, attentive dogs, which makes training a breeze.  The high intelligence of both parent breeds also means the Havallon needs mental stimulation to prevent poor behaviors from developing.  Additionally, this hybrid does not tolerate being left alone for extended periods of time.  The Havallon is a companion breed and requires socialization for its mental and emotional health.     

Brushes for Havallon
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Havallon requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Havallon Temperament

The Havallon is a companion dog of high sensitivity that needs family companionship.  This hybrid is affection and loyal toward its family including children, but it is slightly more delicate, so it is not suited for small children or rough play.  When it comes to strangers, the Havallon is friendly but can be timid or shy at first.  The Havanese parent will increase the watchdog traits in this hybrid, so you can expect your Havallon to bark at strangers as well.  The Havallon adjusts well to other dogs and pets. The energy levels of the Havallon are moderate but can be higher depending on the individual.  Daily exercise will keep the Papillon healthy in both body and mind.  The Havallon needs moderate intensity exercise and is considered a playful dog.  Training is easy for this smart hybrid who wants to please its family.  The Havanese tends to bark whereas the Papillon is quieter so you can expect the Havallon will be in between the two parents when it comes to vocalization

Havallon Activity Requirements

The Havallon has medium energy and needs daily exercise.  However, this is a small hybrid capable of getting most of its daily exercise indoors as long as walks and fresh air are part of the daily mix..  The Havallon is a springy hybrid but can be delicate, so avoid high jumps if possible.  If the Havallon gets enough exercise, this hybrid is well-suited for apartment life.  The Havallon is a versatile dog capable of living in any climate tolerably well.  However, Havallons prefer warmer climates.    

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes
activity minutes

Havallon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Havallon Owner Experiences

11 Months
4 People
Kodi very energetic and affectionate he love people he alarms you when people are coming he very smart and obedient but at time he a do whatever he wants kind of dog no matter it you punish he he will still love you right after my Kodi is a cream all over with a white belly and a white steak on his head
6 years, 3 months ago
8 Years
1 People
Lucy is incredibly smart and very affectionate. The whole neighborhood knows her and consider her a happy dog. She even remembers about 15 different houses. I say lets go see Dolly or Gismo or Sloan and she goes out the door and to the correct house.
3 years, 8 months ago
3 Years
5 People
House & Yard
She is the perfect dog she is very active but she is very aggressive towards other dogs and she very skittish but otherwise she perfect!!!
3 years, 4 months ago
4 Months
3 People
Shanti is the sweetest dog. She is always very happy to meet other dogs and people. She is a little afraid for high sounds and very addicted to be with me all the time.
3 years, 1 month ago
4 Months
4 People
My dog is very sweet and calm and loving very active perfect size and it’s the best breed of dogs so easy to train and potty trading is even easier.
3 years ago
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