History of the Havapoo
The Havapoo is a hybrid breed developed through the intentional crossing of a Havanese and a Poodle.
The Havanese is an ancient breed originating in Cuba and is believed to be the only native breed of Cuba. The Poodle is a German breed, developed to be a water retriever.
The Havapoo was first developed in the United States in the early 2000s, and since then has become a very popular companion dog.
The Havapoo is an intelligent, loving, and devoted breed.
They are usually very loyal to their families and love to be around people. They like to be active but don't require a lot of exercise.
They are usually good with other animals and children, making them an excellent choice for families.
They are also relatively easy to train and are very eager to please. They can be independent at times but still need lots of love, attention, and affection.
Overall, they make wonderful companions and loyal family members.
Like a Poodle, the Havapoo is a relatively easy dog breed to train.
They are highly intelligent and eager to please, which makes them receptive to training.
They respond well to positive reinforcement and rewards-based training methods.
They may take a little longer to potty train, but they can be trained relatively quickly with patience and consistency.
The Havapoo is generally a healthy breed. However, as with any breed, they can be prone to certain health conditions.
Some of the most common health issues in the Havapoo include hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and epilepsy.
It is important to have any potential puppy checked by a veterinarian to ensure they are healthy.
The average lifespan of a Havapoo is 12-15 years. However, they can live longer with proper care, nutrition, and love.
Havapoos have a low-shedding coat. They may need weekly professional grooming to remove dead or loose hair and help keep the coat looking shiny and healthy.
It is also essential to bathe your Havapoo at least once monthly and trim the hair around their paws and face. They also need their nails trimmed, and their ears cleaned regularly. Additionally, it is crucial to brush their teeth to keep them healthy.
Cost of a Havapoo
On average, Havapoo puppies can cost anywhere from $1,000 - $2,500.
The cost of a Havapoo puppy can vary depending on the breeder and the puppy's parentage. The price of these puppies may also depend on gender, color, size, and health history.