Havaton Dog Breed


The Havaton is a hybrid dog which is bred by crossing a Coton De Tulear with a Havanese. As a hybrid this dog will inherit the physical and behavioral traits of both the Coton De Tulear and Havanese breeds. Not all will inherit the same characteristics (even if from the same litter). It is recommended to familiarize yourself with both the Havanese and the Coton De Tulear if you are planning on adopting a Havaton as the breed can have more characteristics of one parent breed than the other.

This breed is known for being sweet and sociable, playful and intelligent. These dogs are easy to train and very willing to please their owner. It is a small sized breed with a long, silky, hypoallergenic coat and big almond eyes. These dogs will require a fair amount of grooming but little effort when it comes to exercise--they can expend a lot of energy running around indoors. These dogs are wonderful with children and will be a great fit in nearly any family.

Havaton Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid13-16 yrs.8-12 in.7-13 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are the Havaton breed specs and details:

Havaton Breed Description

This is a small sized dog breed. You can expect an adult Havaton to weigh between 7-13 pounds and stand 9-12 inches tall from ground to shoulder.

Members of this breed are very sociable and friendly dogs. They are known to be excellent with children and even other pets. Due to their small size and their gregarious nature, you can leave Havatons alone with children without concern.

You can expect them to require a medium level of maintenance. Their silky coat should be brushed daily to remove mats and tangles, and they range from low to average on the shedding scale, so prepare to vacuum some. The breed needs a small amount of exercise, so these pets may be ideal for busy owners.

Havaton Breed History

The Havaton is a fairly new dog breed and because of this the breed does not have a very detailed history. It is likely that they were first intentionally bred in the past few decades as the popularity of designer hybrid dogs increased.

Havaton Appearance

As a crossbreed, they will inherit physical traits from both parent breeds. Not all Havatons will inherit the same traits which means some may have more Havanese characteristics, others may have more Coton De Tulear characteristics, and some may show a mix of both parent breeds.

The Havaton's coat is long, shaggy, and silky. Its head is somewhat rectangular in shape, and it is snub nosed. The ears are floppy and fall to the side of the head. Its big eyes are typically dark and almond shaped.

Havaton Coloring

The most common coat colors for this breed are black, white, brown, gray, light brown. A combination of white and any of the other colors is very common.

Havaton Size

Havatons are very small dogs that should never outgrow being able to be picked up or held in the lap. An adult will be 7-13 pounds and will reach 9-12 inches in height. This makes them ideal for transport and small living environments.

Average Adult Height

8-12 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

7-13 lbs

Havaton Temperament

The temperament of this dog is dependent on the behavioral traits inherited from its parents. Some Havatons will inherit traits from the Coton De Tulear, others the Havanese, and some will have a mix of behaviors inherited from both parent breeds.

These are known as exceptionally friendly, playful dogs. They will never fail to greet their owner(s) with enthusiasm and joy. These are also intelligent dogs that love to please. This makes them easy to train and teach agility tricks. All of these qualities make for a fantastic family dog, as children will find them fun to play with and have as a companion.

Havaton and Children

Havatons are known to be particularly good dogs for families with children. They are playful and non-aggressive, and their small size makes them suitable for harmless play with the kids.

Havaton and Other Pets

Members of this breed are good natured with other pets, especially if they have been socialized from a young age. These dogs are very social and may annoy a lazy cat or dog in their desire for play, but they should never pose any threat.

Havaton and Strangers

Havatons should be fairly friendly with strangers, especially if they see that their owner approves of them. These dogs are not capable of guarding a house - they may not bark at a stranger, and even if they do, they won't be scaring anyone.

Havaton Photos

Below are pictures of the Havaton dog breed.

Havaton Dog Breed
Havaton Dog Breed

Havaton Maintenance

You can expect this to be a medium maintenance dog breed. They will need a fair amount of brushing, though their exercise load is light.

Grooming Requirements

The Havaton can inherit the coat from either the Havanese or the Coton De Tulear. They will likely have a hypoallergenic coat and may need their coats clipped regularly and brushed daily to keep the hair from becoming tangled.

This breed will shed year round so owners may want to invest in a good vacuum cleaner to help keep fur off furniture and clothes, especially during its shedding seasons.

Exercise Requirements

The Havaton is a fairly energetic breed, though it is active indoors and should not require a great deal of outdoor exercise. A short daily walk should be more than enough, and if a day needs to be skipped, this dog will be forgiving.

Living Requirements

This breed can adapt to a wide variety of environments. They can call somewhere home whether it's an apartment or a large house. These dogs are especially suitable for small locations due to their tiny size.

Temperature Range

Havatons can tolerate a wide range of temperatures making them suitable for most climates, though it should not live outside anywhere that is unusually warm.

Havaton Health

As a hybrid dog breed, they will have more genetic diversity than most purebred breeds which helps with the breed's health and hardiness. A Havaton with a healthy diet and a proper amount of exercise will live between 10 and 14 years. However, they can suffer from health issues common in both the Coton De Tulear and the Havanese. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the most common issues in these parent breeds such as patellar luxation, cataracts.

Below are common health issues in the breed:

  • Hip Dysplasia

Havaton Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Havaton as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry