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Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon Comparison - Dog breed selector: Bichon Havanese or Bichon Frise or Butterfly Dog? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon" Compare Havanese and Bichon Frise. Which is better: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Name Havanese Bichon Frise Papillon
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon Butterfly Dog, Squirrel Dog, Phalène, Epagneul Nain, Phalène (Drop Ear Type), Continental Toy Spaniel, Epagneul Nain Continental
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1915 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Continental Toy Spaniel and Russian Toy section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Havanese Club of America
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
The Bichon Frise Club Of America
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price
Which is cheaper, Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Which is more expensive?
$900-$1200 $700-$1000 $400-$600
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon size comparison:
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Havanese or Bichon Frise or Bichon Frise? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon weight comparison:
7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
10 pounds (4.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon height comparison:
8-11 inches (21-29 cm) Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) Male: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm), Female: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
10 inches (25 cm) Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) Male: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Female: 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon coat comparison:
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Curly Feathered
Colors
What are the original Havanese, Bichon Frise and Papillon color?
Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
White
Apricot
Buff
Cream
White
Red
Tan
Lemon
Sable
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon grooming comparison:
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Papillon requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Havanese or Bichon Frise or {name3 shedding:
Havaneses shed none to minimal.
Bichon Frises are low shedders.
Papillons shed none to minimal.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.

Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Affectionate
Playful
Sensitive
Cheerful
Gentle
Intelligent
Alert
Friendly
Energetic
Happy
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Havanese.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Bichon Frise.
Outstanding: Papillon is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon trainability comparison.
Havaneses are very easy to train.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
Papillons are easy to train.
Playfulness
Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon playfulness comparison:
The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
The Papillon is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Papillons have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon?
Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Papillons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon social needs comparison:
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
Papillons need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon?
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
Nagyon sokat: Papillon kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
Papillons are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
Papillons strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Papillon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon mouthiness comparison:
Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Papillons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
Papillons are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Papillons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Havanese fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Bichon Frise fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Papillon, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Papillon tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bichon Frises adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Papillons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bichon Frises tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Papillons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Which dog is more friendly?
Havaneses are stranger friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
Papillons are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Papillons are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Papillons are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Papillons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon?
No
Havaneses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bichon Frises are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Papillons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Papillon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Papillons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon?
Not really
Havanese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bichon Frise breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Papillon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Havaneses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Papillons are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon health comparison. Which is the healthier: Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon?
The Havanese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Bichon Frise is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Papillon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Allergies
Bladder Stones
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Cataracts
Patellar Luxation
Vaccination Sensitivity
Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Havanese should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Bichon Frise should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Papillon should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon lifespan comparison. How long do Havanese, Bichon Frise and Papillon breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
14-16 years 12-15 years 13-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon energy level comparison:
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Papillons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Papillons need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Papillons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Havanese or Bichon Frise or Papillon?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon?
Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Papillon has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Papillon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Havanese vs Bichon Frise vs Papillon Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Havanese and Bichon Frise and Papillon have?
1-9 puppies, average 4 2-5 puppies 2-4 puppies

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