- Other names:
- Island Mini Doodle
The Havapoo, also known as the Poovanese, is a hybrid dog which is bred by crossing a Poodle with a Havanese. As a hybrid the Havapoo will inherit the physical and behavioral traits of both the Poodle and Havanese breeds. Not all individuals will inherit the same characteristics (even if from the same litter). It is recommended to familiarize yourself with both the Havanese and the Poodle if you are planning on adopting a Havapoo as the breed can have more characteristics of one parent breed than the other.
This breed is known for being sociable, intelligent, and low maintenance. It is a very small sized breed with a long, curly, hypoallergenic coat and dark button eyes. These dogs will require a minimal amount of grooming and little effort when it comes to exercise--they can expend a lot of energy running around indoors. Havapoos are easy to train and very willing to please their owner. These dogs are wonderful with people of all ages. It is a very popular breed among elderly couples and families with small children.