Havana Silk Dog Resource
Havana Silk Dog
In 2000, a small group of Havanese breeders in the United States set out to selectively breed dogs in order to “recreate” what they believed was the true native Cuban breed of old that was popular about 150 years ago. Although created from modern day Havanese, the Havana Silk Dog has longer, straighter legs; a longer neck and muzzle; and smaller ears. Havana Silk Dogs are small, charming, silky-haired companions. They adore people and need to be part of daily life with their human families. These dogs don’t do well when left alone for long periods of time. Surprisingly athletic for their size; HSDs excel in dog sports, such as agility and rally. Daily exercise and training sessions will burn off energy. HSDs can be any color other than chocolate and dilute blue. Some allergy sufferers do well with a Havana Silk Dog because the flat, silky coat is low shedding.
Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as “rare” is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of jaguar and other big game. The Canadian Eskimo Dog has a long history working with the Inuit peoples. The Sloughi and the Azawakh are ancient North African sighthounds. For our purposes, these dog breeds are considered “rare” because they have not yet…
Flat, soft and silky with a slight wave.