15-45 lbs
United States
Hava-Poo, Island Mini Doodle, Havanoodle, Havadoodle, Havanesepoo
The Poovanese is a hybrid companion animal that combines the traits of both the Havanese and the Poodle. He is a small to medium sized breed that excels in activities such as obedience and agility events. The average Poovanese most closely resembles that of the Havanese in size and structure, while maintaining the curly hair of the Poodle. His personality is perfect for anyone who longs for a loving dog who adores you completely. He has an infectious, happy nature and gets along supremely well with everyone; from small children to other dogs! On top of this, the Poovanese takes after the Poodle and is therefore hypoallergenic, making him the perfect dog breed for anyone who suffers from allergies. The only downsides to this breed is that he may have a low tolerance to being left alone for long periods of time (due to his attachment towards his owner) and can be a bit sensitive if not properly socialized at a young age. With careful training and plenty of love and care, however, these negative traits can be dealt with easily and overlooked in comparison to all of his wonderful traits. The Poovanese does not bark often and does well in any type of environment, whether cold or hot.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Havanese and Poodle

Poovanese Health

Average Size
Male Poovanese size stats
Height: 8-15 inches Weight: 15-45 lbs
Female Poovanese size stats
Height: 8-15 inches Weight: 15-45 lbs

Poovanese Breed History

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.

Poovanese Breed Appearance

The Poovanese is a small to medium dog that can reach up to 45 pounds full grown with a standing height of 15 inches at the shoulder. His fur ranges from long to medium and can be either wavy or curly in appearance. The Poovanese' coat can be many different colors, such as golden, gray, brown, and black, to name a few. His eyes are a dark, lively brown color, he has folded over ears that flap against his face, and a longer tail (although from time to time it does come in a docked fashion). Thanks to this breed's coat, the Poovanese is happy in any kind of weather and he doesn't shed often.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Poovanese eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Poovanese nose
brown Poovanese nose
Coat Color Possibilities
pied Poovanese coat
fawn Poovanese coat
white Poovanese coat
cream Poovanese coat
brown Poovanese coat
gray Poovanese coat
black Poovanese coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Poovanese curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Poovanese Breed Maintenance

Because the Poovanese sheds so little, brushing only needs to occur a couple of times every week in order to remove any knots or tangles that may appear in the fur. If you have a light colored Poovanese, such as white or cream, you may need to bath him often in order to keep the coat looking clean and presentable. Aside from this however, the Poovanese does not need frequent bathing as he does not have any kind of bad doggy odor. Regardless of how often you bathe your dog, it is important to always thoroughly dry his ears as any leftover moisture trapped inside the ear canal can cause an ear infection and discomfort. Lastly, trim your dog's nails every few weeks so that his feet can be healthy, snag free, and less likely to scratch someone when he jumps up for a cuddle.
Brushes for Poovanese
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Poovanese requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Poovanese Temperament

If you are in the market for a very loving dog, who makes both a wonderful guardian and family pet, then the Poovanese is going to be right up your alley. By combining the best, and the worst, parts of the Havanese and the Poodle, we end up with a hybrid breed who is well balanced and a real treat for dog owners of all experience levels. The Poovanese is laid back, loving, intelligent, loyal, friendly, and easy to train. All he wants is to have a good time in life and this happy-go-lucky temperament never fails to bring a smile to people's faces! This breed does not bark often and never has an aggressive side. He may get slightly annoyed with younger aged children from time to time, but if he is socialized and accustomed to such things at a young age, it shouldn't be a problem.

Poovanese Activity Requirements

As a moderately active dog, the Poovanese is going to need daily exercise. While he does not need large, never ending hours of play time, a simple walk or playful game of fetch around the yard is going to do wonders for his soul. This breed loves his people more than anything else, so activities where the two of you can bond and are going to be the most beneficial. Training is a great way to create a bond with your Poovanese as well as give him a good physical and mental workout.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes
activity minutes

Poovanese Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00
food bag monthly cost

Poovanese Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Poovanese size stats at six months
Height: 8.0 inches Weight: 26.0 lbs
Female Poovanese size stats at six months
Height: 8.0 inches Weight: 26.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Poovanese size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 34.0 lbs
Female Poovanese size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 34.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Poovanese size stats at 18 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 41.5 lbs
Female Poovanese size stats at 18 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 41.5 lbs

Poovanese Owner Experiences

Two Weeks
1 People
House & Yard
Don’t have her in my house yet....
4 years, 2 months ago
Barclay Bear
5 Months
3 People
Love him to death. He is smart and friendly as well as highly trainable
4 years, 1 month ago
4 Years
3 People
Play keep away
George is a sweetheart! He loves to snuggle with us. He is very low maintenance. We love that he is non shedding, and his cost feels like velvet after he’s groomed. He’s had a few ear infections but otherwise has been healthy. He is a huge emotional support for our daughter.
3 years ago
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