The Havanese is a healthy breed with few serious health issues, and thanks to that, they generally live 16 to 18 years.
Start off right with your Havanese by buying them from a responsible breeder! Please see our Health Problems page for more information on breeders and genetic testing.
After acquiring your Havanese, it’s up to you to keep them healthy! Feeding a well-balanced diet and not overfeeding, keeping up on exercise and grooming, and visiting the vet for yearly check-ups are all ways you can keep your Havanese healthy for a long time. Educating yourself on the risks and benefits of various treatments and preventatives is a good idea and will help you make better informed decisions alongside your veterinarian to keep your Havanese healthy and happy and extend their lifespan as long as possible!