The Bichon Havanese is ideal as a pet. It is a playful, gentle, and social dog, friendly with everyone, and it gets along very well with other pets and children. It is easy to train and therefore it is ideal for novice dog owners. It is very curious about everything and it likes to follow its master everywhere and look at what they are doing. It may live in an apartment as long as it gets its daily walk.
The Bichon Havanese is a small dog, since its height ranges from 22 to 30 cm tall and it weighs from 4 to 6 kilos. Its eyes are almond-shaped and dark-colored, and its tail stands plume-like over its torso. Its coat does not shed and is hypoallergenic. Its coat is long and soft and has a silky texture. It is either straight or wavy, but never curly. It requires regular grooming and combing, and it should be cut during the winter months to provide relief from the heat. The coat-color may be single-colored or multi-colored. Common colors are white, fawn, crème, brown, grey and black, as well as combinations of these colors.