Facts & Origin
Havanestie (Havanese and West Highland White Terrier mix)
The Havanestie is a breed mix of the Havanese and the West Highland White Terrier, with both parent breeds having a notable history. The Havanese originated in Cuba and was prized by European travelers in the 19th century. On the other hand, the West Highland White Terrier, often referred to simply as the "Westie," has its roots in Scotland, where it was developed as a hunting dog.
Suitability and attitude
This mixed breed dog makes an excellent family pet. He is adaptable and can live in both apartments and homes with backyards. Due to its small to medium size and generally friendly temperament, the Havanestie is well suited for families with children and other pets.
|Origin||Cuba - Scotland|
|Life expectancy||12 - 16 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
Havanesties inherit the best traits of their parent breeds. They are often fun-loving, affectionate and intelligent. Their Havanese heritage gives them a playful yet gentle nature, while their Westie background gives them a touch of adventure and bravery.
The Havanese is a charming and fun-loving mixed breed that is great for families. With proper care and regular vet visits, this loving and intelligent dog is sure to be a valuable addition to any home.
Care, diseases and health
Grooming a Havanestie can vary depending on which parent they more closely resemble. Havanese have long, silky coats that require regular brushing to prevent matting. Westies, on the other hand, have thicker, rougher coats that require less grooming.
In terms of health, Havanesties can be prone to some of the same health issues that affect their parent breeds. These include patellar luxation (knee problems), hip dysplasia, and certain skin problems. Regular vet visits are essential to ensure your Havanestie's health and to catch problems early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The appearance of a Havanestie can vary greatly depending on which parent they resemble more. However, they are generally small to medium in size, weighing between 7 and 14 kilograms and ranging in height from about 23 to 28 centimeters. Their coat color can vary greatly, ranging from pure white to cream to black or a mixture of these colors.
Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
The Havanestie is a mixture of two breeds.
The average mix reach a maximum shoulder height of 30 cm.
This hybrid breed has a friendly, curious and energetic personality. They are very loyal and lovable and are good with children.
The shade ranges from white to various shades of cream, apricot, red, black or even silver fur.
Yes, they need regular brushing and combing to keep their coats healthy and shiny.