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Havanese vs Puggle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Havanese Puggle
OriginsCuba United States
Group Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank23207
Reviews51
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Other Names Bichon Havanese, Bichon Habanero, Havanese Cuban Bichon, Bichon Havanais, Bichon Havanês, Havaneser, Havanezer Beagle-Pug
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $900-$1200 600-800

General Appearance - Havanese vs Puggle

Size Small Small
Weight 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 15-40 pounds (7-18 kg)
Avg. Weight 10 pounds (4.5 kg) 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)
Height 8-11 inches (21-29 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height 10 inches (25 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Havanese vs Puggle

Coat Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Smooth
Straight
Colors Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
Black
Brown
White
Tan
Red
Grooming
Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Puggle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Havaneses shed none to minimal.
Puggles are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Havanese vs Puggle

Temperament Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Affectionate
Friendly
Loyal
Social
Cheerful
Intelligent
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Average: Havanese's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Havaneses are very easy to train.
Puggles aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
The Puggle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Puggles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Puggles are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
Puggles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
Average: The Puggle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Havaneses are good watchdogs.
Puggles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
Puggles are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Puggle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Puggles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
Puggles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Puggles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Havaneses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Puggles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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.

Good With - Havanese vs Puggle

Stranger Friendly
Havaneses are stranger friendly dogs.
Puggles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Puggles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Puggle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Puggles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Havaneses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Puggles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Havaneses are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Puggles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
Boat Dog Not really
Havanese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Puggle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.

Health Factors - Havanese vs Puggle

Health Issues
The Havanese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Puggles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Cherry Eye
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Obesity
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No
Energy Level
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Puggles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Puggles have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Puggles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Puggle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Puggle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Havanese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Puggle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Havanese vs Puggle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-9 puppies, average 4 3-5 puppies

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