The Havanese breed is the only dog native to Cuba.
The Havanese has a small, sturdy frame—slightly longer than tall—covered in a long, silky coat. Its slightly rounded head has a short rectangular muzzle, square nose, black lips and high-set, hanging ears that are mostly covered in hair. Its dark eyes have a sweet but inquisitive expression. Its neck arches slightly, sloping down to a deep chest, straight back and a plumed tail that carries over the back. Its long, lightweight coat can come in almost any color. Overall, the Havanese has a distinguished but disheveled look.
A healthy Havanese can live as long as 15 years.