13 – 16 inches
30 – 45 pounds
12 -14 years
Black, brown, gold, grey
Families, homes with a yard, singles, and couples
Laid back, friendly, intelligent, loyal, and playful
The Poovanese breed retains the shape of the Havanese breed and keeps the curly fur of the Poodle. The fur length ranges from medium to long, and the amount of curl present will also vary. These dogs have floppy ears and brown eyes.
The Poovanese is a mixed breed of dog created by mixing a Havanese with a Poodle. This breed was created in the United States and has steadily gained popularity over the last 10 years, but the exact origin is unknown.
Poovanese Puppies – What You Should Know Before You Buy…
How Much Do Poovanese Puppies Cost?
A Poovanese puppy can be quite expensive when purchased from a reputable breeder, and they can often fetch as much as $2000, though $1200 is a more reasonable amount to pay for this breed. The high cost is partially due to the Havanese parent being the national dog of Cuba. The Havanese dog breed can often fetch prices as high as $1500. Poodles suitable for breeding can also cost up to $1000.
Some breeders may offer you a discount because of a large litter or some other reason. Still, before you purchase any puppies from a breeder, especially at a discount, make sure that you research and are comfortable the breeder is reputable. The Poovanese is especially susceptible t
o unscrupulous breeders because it looks like a lot of other mixed breeds that will not possess the intelligence or loving nature of the Poovanese breed.
3 Little-Known Facts About the Poovanese
1. The Havanese was once known as the Spanish Silk Poodle.
2. The Poodle is second only to the Border Collie in intelligence.
3. The Poodle is a water retriever. Hunters originally trimmed its fur to make it a better swimmer.
Temperament & Intelligence of the Poovanese
The Poovanese are extremely loving dogs that like to hang out with family members. They watch television and sit at your feet, but they’re also large enough and have a loud enough bark to scare off any intruders or unwanted guests around your home. They are also great with children and create lifelong bonds with them. They are not so large they knock the children over or scare them, but not so small the child can hurt it by pulling on hair or sitting on it.
It retains the Poodle’s high intelligence and excels at learning new tricks, especially hard ones like fetching the newspaper or your slippers. They have excellent problem-solving skills that can often get them into trouble if left alone for too long with something they want.
Are These Dogs Good for Families?
Yes, as we already mentioned, the Poovanese is a perfect choice to have around children, and they also make great watchdogs. They are also a perfect choice for families with elderly members as their high intelligence will allow them to help out with simple tasks. They don’t bark a lot, so they are unlikely to scare anyone or annoy the neighbors unless there’s an intruder.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?
Yes, the Poovanese rarely shows an aggressive side to any other animals and is generally indifferent to them. This breed may chase a squirrel, but it usually won’t try too hard and is only playing.
Things to Know When Owning a Poovanese
Let’s take a look at the different aspects of the Poovanese that you might want to consider before making a purchase.
Food and Diet Requirements🦴
The Poovanaese varies in size, but a full-grown dog usually weighs around 45 pounds. We recommend feeding your full-grown dog two cups of food per day spread out over three meals. This food should contain high-quality meats and vegetables and no meat by-products or chemical preservatives.
We recommend using specialty foods, like grain-free food, only when prescribed by a veterinarian.
Daily Exercise Requirements🐕
The Poovanese breed requires a moderate amount of exercise each day. Moderate exercise means it will require a walk every day along with some playtime at home to stay fit and healthy. Small children can often help with the playtime, but they will still require about nine miles every week to walk.
The Poovanese is half Poodle, so it is extremely intelligent and can learn a new trick in no time at all. Training your pet is extremely easy and only requires standing in front of your pet, repeating a simple command like speak or sit, while holding a treat to get your pet’s attention. Once your pet does what you ask, you can give it a treat.
Repeat this process a few times a day, and in a short time, your pet will perform your trick in one command. Once you are successful teaching your pet a few simple tasks, you can try to increase the difficulty of tricks that have more than one step, like sit and bark, etc.
Grooming your Poovanese is extremely easy because these dogs rarely shed. You will only need to brush the coat every few days. Light-colored Poovanese may require more bathing to keep the coat looking clean, but they produce very little odor. It’s important to dry the floppy ears well as any remaining moisture can lead to an ear infection. They will also need their nails trimmed every few weeks.
Health and Conditions🏥
Because the Poovanese is a relatively new breed, there hasn’t been the time to find the conditions specific to the Poovanese. We can look at the parents to see some things that often occur in the parent breeds.
Male vs Female
There are very few differences between the male and the female Poovanese in terms of weight, size, and features. In our experience, the males tend to exhibit more of an alpha personality, while the female has a slightly higher pitched bark. Both traits would require an experienced owner to recognize the difference.
We hope you have enjoyed reading over our look at the Poovanese breed. The Poodle and Havanese parents are both great dogs with plenty of qualities that make a great pet. Combined, they make a unique pet with the best of both worlds and more. Loyal, intelligent, they make great companions on a hike and excellent watchdogs. They’re safe for children and smart enough to help with tasks around the house.
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- Poovanese Puppies – What You Should Know Before You Buy…
- How Much Do Poovanese Puppies Cost?
- 3 Little-Known Facts About the Poovanese
- Temperament & Intelligence of the Poovanese
- Things to Know When Owning a Poovanese