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7-12 lbs
United States
Coton de Tulear
The Havaton is a playful bundle of fur who loves nothing more than being with his human family. The best way to describe this little dog is that he has an infectious spirit and a lot of spunk for such a small animal. They are truly loyal and loving, and have a friendly personality. The Havaton, like many dogs, forms a strong attachment to his family, and is at his happiest when he is the centre of attention and getting lots of praise. They make ideal companion and family dogs due to their mild nature. While they are fairly easy to train, they do have a stubborn side which can at times try your patience, but a calm demeanour and lots of praise will get you past this minor character flaw. Early socialisation will see him develop into a well rounded dog with a great nature with other pets and small children.
Date of Origin
Havanese, Coton de Tulear

Havaton Health

Average Size
Male Havaton size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 9-13 lbs
Female Havaton size stats
Height: 8-11 inches Weight: 7-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Eye Problems
  • Chondrodysplasia (Chd)
  • Heart Problems
Minor Concerns
  • Bone And Joint Problems
  • Deafness
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Ear Infection and Inflammation
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Ophthalmic And Ear Exam
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Full Blood Work

Havaton Breed History

The Havaton is a recent hybrid breed of dog that has as yet to make its own unique history, but we can look to the parent dogs history to see the characteristics they have shaped over time. The Havanese dogs history begins in Spain. When Christopher Columbus claimed Cuba in the year 1492, settlers from Spain were attracted to this new land and arrived at the island bringing their small companion dogs with them. These dogs were bred with the local island dogs which resulted in the development of the Havanese breed. The new breed had a silky thick coat to protect them from the hot blistering sun. These small dogs became very popular with the rich set in Cuba in the early 1800s and went on to become just as popular with the jet set rich and famous in Europe. In the late 1800s they had lost their popularity and all but disappeared from the breeding circles and were even quite rare back home in Cuba. The breed was re-established after Cubans arrived in America after the 1959 revolution, bringing what remained of the Havanese breed with them. Careful breeding has now saved this affectionate and gentle dog, and he has gained a new place in peoples hearts as a great companion dog. The Coton de Tulear can call the island of Madagascar home, located just off the Southeast coast of Africa. While it is unknown as to how it got to the island or where it came from prior to this time, it is commonly assumed  that it may have been a survivor of a ship wreck. While its lineage is unknown, they wandered the streets of Madagascar and became popular with royalty and the general population who took them in and made them companion dogs. It was in the 1970s when a visiting Frenchman took a shine to this attractive small dog and he took some back home with him. From here, they were bred selectively and became established as a genuine breed in their own right. They have now spread around the world and still exist in Madagascar. The Coton de Tulear is a sweet and happy dog with a playful nature and is devoted to its human family.

Havaton Breed Appearance

The Havaton is a delightful small dog that has an appealing face, and has a fluffy long coat that makes him look like a teddy bear. Their small rounded head features black almond shaped bright eyes that miss nothing. Their body is slightly longer than it is high, and they have short stocky legs. The tail is medium in length, fluffy and carried proudly. Their small muzzle tilts upwards to a black button nose, and they have long eyebrows and a fringe around their mouth.  Their faces are engaging and their teeth meet in a scissors bite.Their fur can be a mix of colors or a single color.  With small feet, floppy ears and an engaging smile, these happy little dogs offer much to the family as it does to a single person.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Havaton eyes
amber Havaton eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Havaton nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Havaton coat
brown Havaton coat
white Havaton coat
silver Havaton coat
black Havaton coat
white Havaton coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Havaton wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Havaton Breed Maintenance

The Havaton dog does require frequent grooming to keep that long silky coat looking its best. They do shed a moderate amount of hair, and have seasonal shedding when brushing needs to be increased to cope with the loose hair. When bathing this dog, use a mild dog shampoo that is designed to maintain the natural oils in the dogs skin. By doing so, it will keep the coat glossy and help keep matting to a minimum. Because they have hairy floppy ears, the Havaton will need its ears checked regularly. Use a damp cloth or an ear cleaning product to gently wipe out the dirt and debris from the inner ear. Never push anything deep into the ear canals as this can cause damage. They may need a dog groomer to trim around the eyes and their fluffy feet, and while they are doing that, it is a good practice to trim the nails and keep them short. Finally finish off by brushing their teeth carefully to maintain oral hygiene.
Brushes for Havaton
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Havaton requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Havaton Temperament

Active, playful and affectionate is the best way to describe the Havaton dog. These dogs are people dogs, they love to be with you and will stick close by you to see what you are up to and how they can help! If you don't like having a dog follow your every move then this is not the dog for you. They can get quite lonely if left on their own, and that is when bad habits can begin. The Havaton can never have enough affection, they will soak up as much as you can give them. But they will return it back to you with their undying loyalty and devotion. They respond well to training as long as you maintain a positive tone and make it fun. These little dogs do have a streak of stubborness which requires patience, as well as firmness mixed with kindness to overcome. Always eager to please, the Havaton is a good family dog who if socialised well when young, is good with other pets and gentle and loving with children. These dogs adapt well to apartment living, but do need a daily walk to keep them healthy. A small yard is not essential, but if you do have one, the Havaton will make it his own. They enjoy nosing around you while you work, and will happily take up residence in your lap to be close to you. These small dogs are very adaptable but do best in warmer climates than cold.

Havaton Activity Requirements

The Havaton dog is an active small dog but gets most of its exercise by playing at home, or following you around. A short daily walk around the neighbourhood is still vital to keep him fit and healthy, and some time running free with his dog friends at the pet park will help to socialise him. Games and activities where he is the center of attention will see him at his best. They do well with challenging games such as finding hidden objects, tug of war games, and anything that involves a ball. Children will be entertained for hours with this appealing little dog, making this breed an ideal family pet and devoted companion.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Havaton Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $35

Havaton Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Havaton size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 4 lbs
Female Havaton size stats at six months
Height: 4 inches Weight: 4 lbs
12 Months
Male Havaton size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Havaton size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 9 lbs
18 Months
Male Havaton size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Havaton size stats at 18 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 9 lbs

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