So You Need Information on Havanese Puppies?
Well here's some information on Havanese puppies that will captivate your attention. The Havanese is a relatively new breed to the American Kennel Club (AKC). The dogs are believed to have their beginnings on the island of Tenerife and made their way to Cuba via Cuban trading ships. Other Havanese info lends it is also how the breed is said to have made it’s way to Europe.
Havanese information has shown that they have been the first choice of aristocrats prior to coming to the Americas as they were a sign of wealth.
When those leaders were forced to leave their homes and countries behind, these little comedians with all their flowing silky hair were the pets of the upper-class citizens and those with influence. They were previously called “Spanish Silk Poodle” and “Havana Silk dogs” prior to their current breed name of Havanese.
Havanese are very fun little additions to any home. They have comic facial expressions that just make you want to laugh when “they are performing” for you. They do well with children.
Havanese info shows that these dogs are non-shedding dogs. They are also hypo-allergenic for those who suffer from pet dander.
Now here is some other information on Havanese puppies specifically.
They usually weight between 7 – 11 pounds and are approximately 11 inches high. For the latest Havanese information on the breed standards please visit the AKC website.
Havanese puppies are usually born weighing between 4 - 9 ounces. They are approximately the length of a hotdog.
While they seem very fragile when first born, they will start to move around the ground on their bellies by moving their legs to get to their mommy to nurse or find other pups in which to snuggle to keep warm.
Their eyes do not open until approximately 10-14 days. However, do not be alarmed if they open even later than that. It is not too long after the eyes open that the ears will open as well.
The next progression will be for the puppies to start walking upright on all 4 legs and no longer swimming on the ground. This will happen approximately around week three to four.
Around week 5 the information on havanese puppies shows that the puppies can begin to eat softened puppy food. To soften the food, add a little water or formula to a small amount of food and let the puppy taste it off your finger at first.
A good rated puppy food is best for the beginning stages. Make sure that you do not switch foods just to find a cheaper brand. The puppy's stomach has to adjust to any new food and you may end up spending unnecessary funds at the Veterinarian.
It is at this time too that they can begin to be potty pad trained. Some breeders use newspapers, scented potty pads, or even artificial turf potty patches to potty train the puppies. This can be very useful in the future in times of bad weather when the pups are older and may be unable to go outside.
However, some Havenese info says that it may confuse them and they do not want to go outside. A great breeder would work with the puppies to get the pups to do both prior to going home with their new owners.
From weeks 6 to 8, Havanese puppies continue to grow and wean themselves off their mother's milk. It is important for the mother to help wean them off. It is part of the obedience training that she gives them and the new owners will appreciate it in the long run.
While there is so much basic information on Havanese puppies, there is not a lot of information on when it is best for a puppy to go to it's new home. Technically puppies are able to go to their new homes after week 8. If the new owner has never raised a puppy before, it may be best to wait until week 10 for delivery of the Havanese puppy to their new home.
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