Part of the bichon family, these dogs come out of Cuba originally. Brought back to Europe and called the White Cuban, these dogs made a home in circuses as performing animals. They almost became extinct but three families made it from Cuba to the US in the 50s and 60s. Today, almost every Havanese you will meet comes from one of these three families.
Definitely a barker, this dog is going to get into things. They love to explore and play and generally try to take over the house. They can be very friendly, if socialized properly, even to the point of playing happily with the biggest dogs around. They are stubborn, however, and will do whatever they want to on most occasions.