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The UK (Interim) Havanese Breed Standard



 

General Appearance
Small, sturdy, slightly longer in body than height at withers. Profusely coated, tail carried in plume over back.

Characteristics
Lively, affectionate and intelligent.

Temperament
Friendly, outgoing.

Head and Skull
Nose to stop and stop to occiput to be equal in length, skull broad, slightly rounded, moderate stop. Muzzle not snipey or blunt, cheeks flat. Nose and lips solid black, although for brown shades the pigment may be brown.

Eyes
Dark, large, almond shaped, gently expression, eye rims black. In brown shades eyes can be a slightly lighter colour, eye rims brown.

Ears
Moderately pointed and dropped, set on just above eye level, slightly raised, neither fly away nor framing the cheeks.

Mouth
Jaws strong with perfect regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Neck
Medium length.

Forequarters
Legs straight, medium bone. Shoulders well laid.

Body
Equal in height from withers to elbow as from elbow to ground. Slightly longer from point of shoulder to point of buttock than height at withers, level topline, slight rise over loin, well sprung ribs, with good tuck-up.

 Hindquarters
Medium boned, moderate angulation.

Feet
Small, tight, hare foot.

Tail
Set high, carried over the back; profusely feathered with long silky hair.

Gait/Movement
Free with a springy step, legs moving parallel along the line of travel.

Coat
Soft, silky, wavy or slightly curled, full coated with an undercoat.

Colour
Any colour or combination of colours permissible.

Size
Ideal height 23-28cm (9-11 inches).

Faults
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

 

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