Facts & Origin
Origin and history of the Hava-Welsh
The Hava-Welsh, an incomparable mix of Havanese and Welsh Terrier, combines the best characteristics of these two remarkable breeds. Its origin is not clear, but the original breeds used were first bred in Wales (Welsh Terrier) and Cuba (Havanese). This mix is rather rare and is therefore considered an exceptional companion dog.
It should be noted that the actual appearance, temperament and size of a mixed breed such as the Hava-Welsh can vary depending on which traits are inherited from the parents. In general, the Hava-Welsh is a loyal, loving, and active companion who is always ready for new adventures, yet at the same time just wants to snuggle up with you on the sofa.
|Origin||Cuba - UK|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Activity level||low - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Hava-Welsh mix creates a unique temperament that brings together the best qualities of both breeds. These dogs are known for their zest for life, adaptability and friendliness. They love the company of people and are always ready to integrate into family life. They are also very intelligent and empathetic, which makes them great therapy dogs.
- Friendly and affectionate: they love to be around their humans and often show their affection.
- Intelligent: They are very capable of learning and enjoy mentally stimulating activities.
- Energetic: They contain the lively energy of the Welsh Terrier, which means they need regular exercise.
- Adaptable: They are able to adapt well to different living situations as long as they get enough exercise and mental stimulation.
Care and attitude
Grooming the coat is somewhat challenging due to its potential length and texture. It is recommended that the Hava-Welsh be brushed at least twice a week to prevent matting and skin problems. If necessary, the coat should be professionally trimmed. In addition to coat care, regular checks of ears, eyes and teeth should be performed. Regular physical and mental activity are essential to the well-being of this active and intelligent dog breed.
Health of the Hava-Welsh
The Hava-Welsh tends to be a healthy hybrid breed, but may inherit some of the genetic health problems of the parent breeds. These can include patellar luxation and hip dysplasia. It is important that breeders ensure that the parent breeds are health tested and free of these conditions before using them for breeding.
Breeding the Hava-Welsh
Breeding the Hava-Welsh requires careful selection of parent animals to ensure that the offspring are healthy and have the best characteristics of both breeds. As a potential owner, it is important to select a responsible breeder who will perform the necessary health tests and ensure that the parents have a good temperament.
What does this hybrid look like?
This hybrid breed is usually one of the smaller dog breeds. Its weight varies from 4 to 10 kg, depending on factors such as sex, age and health. From the Havanese, it inherited its compact build, while the Welsh Terrier contributes the longer legs.
The coat of the Hava-Welsh is a mixture of the hair types of both parent breeds. It can therefore range from short to medium length and from smooth to slightly wavy. Coat colors vary from black, brown, white to combined tones.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
These dogs can have a variety of colors, for example, black, brown, white or a combination of these.
It is important to train a Hava-Welsh early on so that it can learn what is desired and what is not. Positive reinforcement is a great way to do this.
Hava-Welsh are playful, curious and energetic. They are very affectionate and love to spend time with their families.