Poovanese A Havanese And Poodle Mix Info, Pictures, Traits

By Alberto Roy

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Hava-Poo (Havanesepoo), Island Mini Doodle, Havanoodle, Havadoodle, Havanesepoo. The Poovanese, a hybrid companion dog, combines the best traits of the Havanese with the Poodle. He is a medium-sized to small breed and excels at agility and obedience 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.

Poovanese = Havanese & Poodle Mixed Breed Dogs

While the Poovanese is smaller and more structured than the Havanese, the average Poovanese retains the curls of the Poodle. He is a perfect choice for those who are looking for a dog that loves you unconditionally.

He is a happy, infectious dog and can get along with anyone.

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The Poovanese breed preserves the shape and curl of the Havanese, while the Poovanese retains the curly hair of the Poodle. The length of the fur can vary from medium to long. It will also vary in how curled it is. These dogs have brown eyes and floppy ears.

Poovanese can be described as a mix of a Havanese and a Poodle dog. The Poovanese was developed in the United States. It has gained popularity steadily over the past 10 years. However, the origin of the breed is not known.

Recognition By

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognize Names

  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Poovanese
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Poovanese
  • Designer Breed Registry = Poovanese
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry® = Havapoo (Poovanese)

Poovanese Dog Info

Cappuccino, the Poovanese (Havanese/Poodle hybrid) at 1 Year Old. Her owners call her a Havanoodle. This is a name she came up with before they learned about the Poovanese. Her owners claim that Cappuccino was their puppy two years ago.

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Biscuit is the father, a Champagne Havanese. Mother is a Black Mini Poodle. Cappi is a great pet. She’s smart, outgoing, and sweet. As a puppy, her coat went from being black and tan to grey and cream. She accepts regular grooming with grace even though she doesn’t enjoy it.

The Poovanese is hypoallergenic and takes the Poodle’s DNA. This makes him the ideal dog breed for people with allergies.

This breed has its downsides. He may not be able to be left alone for very long periods of his life due to his attachment to his owner.

These negative traits can be easily overcome with a lot of love and care. The Poovanese doesn’t bark often and can adapt to any environment, cold or warm.

The Poogle is not purebred. The Poogle is a mix of the Havanese, and the Poodle. It is best to research all the breeds involved in the cross to find out the temperament.

Some designer hybrid dogs are not purebred. Breeders often cross multi-generational crosses.

Height:13 – 16 inches
Weight:30 – 45 pounds
Lifespan:12 -14 years
Colors:Black, brown, gold, grey
Suitable for:Families, homes with a yard, singles, and couples
Temperament:Laid back, friendly, intelligent, loyal, and playful

Poovanese History

The Poovanese was created in the last ten years. This breed has not had much time to create a detailed origin story. We need to look at the parent breeds to see what makes the Poovanese unique and why he was created.

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A variety of factors are involved in the creation of a new breed, including personality and looks. Take for instance the Havanese. This breed was originally created to be a companion dog. He is gentle and loving, and can make people smile wherever he goes.

The Havanese breed was originally created in Havana, where he gets his name. It is now part of the Bichon family. This popular breed has become a beloved member of the Spanish colonial community who brought him to Cuba in late 18th century.

The Havanese’s silky, thick coat grew more insulation, which contributed to his (and the Poovaneses’) excellent heat tolerance. Despite their popularity in Cuba, the Havanese fell out of favor and the dog was nearly forgotten after the revolution.

A few of the dogs were able to make it over to America as Cuban refugees, and his popularity has increased exponentially. The American Kennel Club accepted the Havanese in 1999. Since then, he has been a loyal family companion and a show dog.

Although the Poovanese mixture is most commonly used by a miniature Poodle, there are also toy and standard sizes. The original purpose of this breed was to retrieve water for their hunters.

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Despite being a working dog, the Poodle’s beautiful curly coat and intelligent personality made him stand out in other social circles, including King Louise XVI, the French king.

King Louise XVI loved Poodles and kept many of them in his home. This caused the Poodle’s popularity to rise dramatically. People brought the breed into their homes to be companion dogs, rather than hunters.

Poodles remain house pets, loyal companions, and hunting dogs to this day. They are loved for their unique personality and will continue to be a popular pet until the end.

Poovanese Breed Appearance

Poovaneses are small to medium dogs that weigh up to 45 pounds when fully grown and have a height of 15 inches at their shoulders. His fur can range from medium to long and can either be curly or wavy.

There are many colors available for the Poovanese, including black, gray, brown and brown. His eyes are dark and lively brown, with a fold over tail that can be tucked in at times. The Poovanese can live in all weather conditions and doesn’t shed much because of his coat.

Poovanese Breed Care

The Poovanese sheds very little so brushing is only necessary to remove any knots and tangles. You may have to bathe a Poovanese that is light in color, such as cream or white, to maintain a clean coat.

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The Poovanese doesn’t need to be bathed as often as other dogs, because he has no bad odor. No matter how often your dog is bathed, it is vital to dry his ears thoroughly. Any moisture that remains in the ear canals can cause discomfort and ear infections.

Finally, make sure to trim your dog’s nails once a week so that he is less likely to scratch another person when he wants a cuddle.

Poovanese Temperament

The Poovanese is a loving, loyal dog that will make a great family pet and guardian. We have created a hybrid breed that combines the best and worst parts of the Havanese with the Poodle. This makes it a well-balanced dog and is a delight for all dog owners.

The Poovanese is a laid-back, loving, intelligent and loyal dog. He’s also friendly and easy to train. He wants to have fun and his happy-go-lucky disposition never fails to bring smiles to everyone’s faces.

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This breed is not known for his aggressive behavior and does not bark very often. Although he may occasionally get annoyed by younger children, if he is well socialized and used to these things from a young age, it should not be a problem.

Poovanese Activity Requirements

The Poovanese, a moderately active dog will need to be exercised daily. He doesn’t need endless playtime, but a walk around the neighborhood or a game of fetch will do wonders to his soul.

The Poovanese loves his family more than anything, so any activities that you can bond with him are the best. It is a great way for your Poovanese to build a relationship and give him a mental and physical workout.

Poovanese (Havanese & Poodle Mix)

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Height:13 – 16 inches
Weight:30 – 45 pounds
Lifespan:12 -14 years
Colors:Black, brown, gold, grey
Suitable for:Families, homes with a yard, singles, and couples
Temperament:Laid back, friendly, intelligent, loyal, and playful

What Does it Cost to Buy Poovanese Puppy?

Poovanese puppies can be very expensive if they are purchased from reputable breeders. They can fetch up to $2000, but $1200 is a better price. Partly, this is due to the Havanese mother being the national dog in Cuba. Prices for the Havanese breed of dog can reach as high as $1500. Breeding Poodles can be as high as $1000.

Poovanese Puppies – What You Should Know Before You Buy…

  • Energy
  • Trainability
  • Health
  • Lifespan
  • Sociability


You may be offered a discount if you have a large litter. However, it is important to research the breeder and make sure you are satisfied with their reputation before purchasing puppies from them, especially if they offer a discount.

Because the Poovanese looks like many other mixed breeds, it is easy to fall prey to unscrupulous breeders.

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Three Little-Known Facts about the Poovanese

1. 1. The Havanese was also known as the Spanish Silk Poodle.

2. In intelligence, the Poodle is second only behind the Border Collie.

3. The water retriever is the Poodle. To make the Poodle a better swimmer, hunters originally cut its fur.

Temperament and Intelligence of Poovanese

Poovanese dogs are very affectionate and love to be with their family. They can be seen watching television and sitting at your feet. However, they are large enough to bark loudly enough to keep out unwanted visitors and intruders from your home.

They have a great relationship with children and can form lasting bonds with them. They aren’t so big that they scare or knock over children, but they aren’t so small that children can pull on their hair or sit on it.

It retains the Poodle’s intelligence and excels in learning new tricks, particularly difficult ones such as fetching your newspaper or your slippers. If they are left alone with something they don’t want, their problem-solving skills can get them in trouble.

These dogs are good for families

As we have already stated, the Poovanese makes a great pet and a great watchdog. Because of their intelligence, they are able to assist with basic tasks and make a great choice for elderly families. They are not known to bark often, so they won’t be a nuisance or scare any neighbors.

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Is this breed compatible with other pets?

Yes, the Poovanese is not aggressive towards other animals. Although this breed might chase squirrels, it is usually playful and doesn’t seem to care about the consequences.

What to know when you own a poovanese?

Let’s look at some of the aspects of Poovanese before you make a purchase.

Food and Diet Requirements

Although the Poovanaese can vary in size, a full-grown dog should weigh around 45 pounds. Your full-grown dog should be fed two cups per day, spread over three meals. You should only eat high-quality meats, vegetables, and without any meat by-products.

We only recommend specialty foods such as grain-free, unless prescribed by a physician.

Daily exercise requirements

Poovaneses require moderate exercise every day. To stay healthy and fit, the Poovanese breed will need to do moderate exercise. This means that it will need to walk at least once a day. Although small children may be able to help with the playtime they still need to walk approximately nine miles per week.

Training of Poovanese

Poovaneses are half Poodle and have a high intelligence level. They can pick up new tricks in no time. It is very easy to train your pet.

All you have to do is stand in front of your pet and repeat a command such as speak or sit while giving your pet a treat. You can reward your pet if it does the right thing by asking for a treat.

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You can repeat this process several times per day until your pet is able to perform the trick in one command. After you have taught your pet a few basic tricks, you can increase the difficulty by teaching them more complex tricks, such as sit and bark.

Poovanese Grooming

Poovaneses don’t shed so grooming them is easy. The only thing you will need to do is brush your Poovanese’s coat once a week.

The coat of Poovanese with lighter colors may need to be washed more often, but they emit very little odor. Drying the ears properly is important as moisture may cause ear infections. Their nails will need to be trimmed every few days.

Poovanese Health and Conditions

The Poovanese are a relatively new breed so it has been difficult to determine the Poovanese’s specific conditions. It is possible to look at the parents and see certain things that are common in parent breeds.

Minor Health Conditions

  • Deafness

Congenital deafness is another problem that can be associated with the Poovanese Havanese lineage. Congenital deafness is a trait that passes from the parents to their child.

However, it can sometimes be bred unknowingly or undetected by reputable breeders. We recommend that your veterinarian test your Poovanese for deafness using the BEAR testing system.

  • Epilepsy

Epilepsy, the most common neurological condition in dogs is known to be affecting the Poovanese side. It can lead to seizures in your dog, and it can be very dangerous. There are medications and treatments that can help. A qualified veterinarian will diagnose your dog.

Severe Health Conditions

  • Addison’s Disease

Addison’s Disease is a common condition in Poodle parents. You should keep an eye out for your pet. This disease can affect your dog’s adrenal, and it will make it less likely to produce the right amount of hormones. Addison’s disease can cause depression, weight loss, diarrhea, and vomiting.

  • Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia can be a problem for the Havanese side. Hip dysplasia can cause your pet to become unable to walk and may lead to disability. Hip dysplasia can cause a decrease in activity, difficulty climbing stairs, and loss of muscle mass around the hips.

Poovanese Male vs. Poovanese Female

The weight, size, and features of the male and female Poovanese are almost identical. Our experience shows that the males are more alpha and the females have a higher pitched bark. To recognize the differences, an experienced owner would need to be able to identify them both.


We hope that you enjoyed our review of the Poovanese breed. Both the Havanese and Poodle parents make great pets. They make an exceptional pet that combines the best of both worlds. They are loyal, intelligent and great companions for hikes. They are safe and can be trusted to take care of your home.

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