The Bichon Havanais was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996, as the Havanese breed. They are a very cute and versatile breed of dog that originates from Cuba. This canine is small and quirky, as well as easy to train. They are a very friendly and fun-loving canine. Your new addition will love to be spoiled; they like to play games and are thrilled to have plenty of toys. There’s no doubt that this breed will make a fantastic companion and family pet, but what will you name your new addition? You need to think of a superb name to match the perfect pooch, so if you need inspiration, read on!
Bichon Havanais Dog Names In Pop Culture
The Bichon Havanais is part of the International Bichon breed and is often simply referred to as a Havanese. They are actually named after Havana, Cuba’s capital city and they were originally bred as a companion for Cuban aristocracy in the 1800s. The American Kennel Club categorize this canine as being in the toy group and it also states that this breed is funny, intelligent and outgoing. The AKC also ranks this breed as the 23rd most popular breed in America, and with their beautiful appearance and temperament, it’s easy to understand why.
In popular culture, the Bichon Havanais has appeared on film and TV on a couple of occasions. A Havanese named Mrs. Djinn Djinn, appears in 1965-70 sitcom, I Dream of Jeanie. As well, fashion model Daisy Lowe is a proud Bichon Havanais owner.
The spotlight name in this guide is Harold Reginald, inspired by a Bichon Havanais owned by tennis player Venus Williams. Her beloved pooch is named Harold (Harry) Reginald Williams. Venus Williams used to ride her cycle around with Harry, but following an accident which luckily Harold wasn’t involved in, she’s stopped taking him along as sources suggest that if he had been in the basket that day, he might not have survived. Venus is said to have commented that she wouldn’t know what she would do without her little treasured four-legged friend. She recently stated that Harold is the friend who doesn’t care if she wins or loses a tennis match and he’s always there for her.
The Bichon Havanais is quite an adaptable breed as their coat allows them to thrive in most climates; however, they are quite a high maintenance pooch. Their long, dense and wavy coat means that grooming is needed regularly, so pampering is preferred. Some sources suggest a nickname for this breed is Velcro Dog and that’s because this dog sticks by their owner’s side. Remember, your Bichon Havanais will require lots of love and attention, plenty of cuddles, and your time to spend on training and agility, to keep them active both physically and mentally.
With their fantastic temperament, is it any wonder that this breed is wonderful with children and makes an excellent family pet? For further inspiration we can explore the rest of the guide, including the list of our top 60 male and female names for the Bichon Havanais breed.
Bichon Havanais Name Considerations
When naming your new Bichon Havanais there are several considerations that you can keep in mind. First, think about the appearance of the breed. The Bichon Havanais is available in many different colors, and they are small with a long, wavy coat. A name like Diamond, Cutie Pie, Blizzard, Patch, Shorty, Minnie and Biscuit could all be an option based on size and color. If you think about coat type and length, you might consider a name like Rags or Frizzy. Velvet and Satin are good names for a dog with a soft coat. Your pooch might suit a name with a title, like Princess, Duchess, Duke, King, or Empress. Temperament is another thing that can be considered. Sweetie, Honey, Buddy or Pumpkin are certainly possibilities. If your pooch is a little tinker, then a name like Rascal could also be an appropriate choice.
To find that special name for your Bichon Havanais, read the lists provided below. Write down a few names that you like and then you can refer back to your list when you’re finished. If you still don’t have a concrete choice, then why not mix it up? Put two names together, or add a title, like Prince Bonbon or Princess Rosy for example. If you still can’t decide, why not ask your family and friends to vote on their favorite from your list?