The Havanese is a small but sturdy breed in both size and weight, unlike many other dogs in the Toy group. The AKC breed standard for the Havanese describes their ideal height to be between 9 and 10 1/2 inches at the shoulders, with the acceptable range being 8 1/2 to 11 1/2 inches. Their weight is generally between 8 to 13 lbs. Males are larger than females on average.
It’s important to keep your Havanese at a healthy weight. Due to their smaller size, extra weight can be harder on their joints and bodies than it would for a larger breed. Make sure to follow the feeding guidelines on your food and consider a diet plan if your Havanese gains unnecessary weight.