Created within the last decade, the Poovanese is a breed that hasn't had a whole lot of time to develop a well detailed origin story. Because of this, we need to take a look at the parent breeds in order to understand what makes the Poovanese so unique and why he may have been developed in the first place. There are a lot of different elements that come into play when a new dog breed is created, from looks to personality. For instance, when we take a look at the Havanese, this breed was created primarily as a companion dog; therefore, he is loving and gentle with the ability of making people smile wherever he goes. Originally, the Havanese breed was created in Havana (where he takes his name) and is part of the Bichon family. Over time this popular breed made his way into the hearts of Spanish settlers who brought the dog to Cuba in the late 18th century. When there, the abundant silky coat of the Havanese grew to become more insulated, which is what contributes to his (and the Poovanese') ability to tolerate heat very well. Despite the Havanese' popularity in Cuba, after the Cuban revolution, the dog feel to the wayside and was almost forgotten. Thankfully, a few of the dogs made their way over to America with Cuban refugees and there his popularity has grown exponentially. Accepted by the American Kennel Club in the year 1999, the Havanese has been a show dog and loyal family companion ever since. The typical size of Poodle used for the Poovanese combination is the miniature Poodle, but there is also a standard and toy variation that are extremely well-known as well. This breed first started out as a water retrieving dog in Germany, who's main purpose was to provide a service to their hunting masters. However, over time, despite being a working dog the gorgeous curly coat and intelligent personality of the Poodle caused him to be noticed in other status circles; including the king of France, King Louise XVI. King Louise XVI adored Poodles and had many in his household, causing the popularity (and purpose) of the Poodle to change quite drastically. The breed became the countries national dog and people everywhere brought them into their homes as companion dogs instead of hunters. To this very day, Poodles are still house pets and loyal companions far more than they are hunting dogs. Their fun personality and unique appearance have kept them a favorite all over the world, and they will most likely remain a favorite until the end of time.