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Havanese Pictures

(Bichon Havanais) (Havana Silk Dog) (Bichon Havanese)

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Examples of Short Coat Havanese (Shavanese)

A short-haired happy looking brown and white with black Havanese is standing on a table being posed by a person in a show stack. Its mouth is open

Shavanese are Havanese with a recessive gene for a short hair coat. The short hair Havanese is a registered purebred dog.

Some Havanese carry a shorthaired recessive gene. If two adults with this recessive gene have a litter of puppies, it is possible that some of the puppies will be born with smooth coats. A Havanese with a short coat cannot be shown and is a disqualification in the show arena, meaning it would not be allowed to participate in a dog show, however it is not a medical factor and in no way affects the dog itself. A short-coated Havanese looks very different when full grown than a long-coated Havanese. Some have nicknamed the Havanese born with short coats Shavanese. Around 1980, several German breeders started finding odd-coated puppies in litters along with regular Havanese. As these pups matured they did not grow full coats like their other littermates. They had feathering on the skirts, tail, legs, chest and ears—the rest of the body hair was close lying. They oddly enough grew up to have smooth coats. Breeders got together and found that this was happening in other litters of Havanese and was not a chance genetic mutation in one single litter, but something carried in a lot of Havanese as a recessive gene. These dogs were called smooth-coated Havanese, but have picked up the name Shavanese somewhere along the line. The short-coated Havanese are not showable or breedable, however they are perfectly healthy.

A short-haired brown and white with black Havanese is standing on a green table with a person posing it in a stack. The dog is looking at the camera.

A neutered Havanese with a shorthair recessive gene; these dogs shed and are not hypo-allergenic.

Close Up - The face of a short-haired brown and white with black Havanese

Examples of a short coat Havanese puppy (Shavanese)

Close Up - The face of a short-haired brown and white with black Havanese is being held in the air. Its head is turned to the left. There is a white vignette around the image

Examples of a short coat Havanese puppy (Shavanese)

Two white with tan Havanese puppies are standing next to each other on a white tiled floor over a duck toy.

A long coat Havanese (left) playing with a short coat (right); both 9-week-old puppies are from the same litter.

A short-haired white Havanese puppy is licking the face of a blonde haired girl

A white short coat Havanese as a puppy playing with a child

A short-haired white Havanese puppy is jumping on the face of a blonde haired girl

A white short coat Havanese as a puppy playing with a child

"I have had the opportunity to meet a short coat Havanese, although I have never bred one. This is a fault and the breeder spayed and neutered the sire and dam and all the puppies. This is not a preferred trait; short coat Havanese shed and are not hypo-allergenic. You can see this dog is structurally sound and well put-together, and this is not a serious medical fault, but this is not what a Havanese is supposed to look like."

A short-haired white Havanese puppy is standing on a tan carpet being posed in a stack by a person wearing blue behind it

Short coat Havanese

A short-haired white Havanese puppy is standing on a tan carpet and looking up with a lady behind it posing it in a stack

Short coat Havanese

The chest of a short-haired white Havanese puppy

Short coat Havanese front

The backside of a short-haired white Havanese puppy. There is a hand above its backside

Short coat Havanese rear

Close Up - A white with tan Havanese puppy is sitting on a black backdrop

Taya, a 7-week-old Havanese puppy with her long coat growing in—at 7 weeks, it becomes obvious that the shorthaired (pictured below) facial hair is not growing like Taya's above.

Close Up - A short-haired white with tan Havanese puppy is being held in front of a wood panel wall

Rambo, a 7-week-old Shavanese (shorthaired)—the brown pigment on this pup’s nose and eye rims is also a serious fault in the show ring and not acceptable on a champagne color dog. It would only be acceptable if there was a 1" square patch of chocolate color on the coat.

Close Up - The face of a short-haired white with tan Havanese puppy is being held in front of a wood panel wall

Rambo, a 7-week-old Shavanese (shorthaired)

Close Up side view - The face of a short-haired white with tan Havanese puppy

Rambo, a 7-week-old Shavanese (shorthaired)

A brown with white and black short-haired Havanese puppy is laying on a tan carpet and in front of a mirror

Sammy the shorthair Havanese puppy at 9 weeks, submitted by Mavis and Don

A brown with white and black short-haired Havanese puppy is play bowing in front of a mirror

This guy is extremely sweet and his owners are so, so pleased with him. Sammy is so incredibly entertaining, they could charge admission each day just to watch him perform.

A brown with white and black short-haired Havanese puppy is standing on a tan carpet. Its tail is straight out.

Dam and pups from this litter are all spayed and neutered.

A brown with white and black Havanese puppy is laying next to an orange cat on top of a crocheted blanket. The cat is larger than the dog.

This is Sophie, a normal longhaired Havanese. She is a littermate to Sammy the Shavanese, shown above. Photo courtesy of Heather

A white short-haired Havanese is laying on a carpet next to a person

Example of a Havanese born with short hair (Shavanese)

A white Short coat Havanese is trying to eat food out of a bowl that a long-coated brown with white Havanese is eating out of.

A short coat (Shavanese) next to a long coat (Havanese)

A black long-coated Havanese and the white short coat Havanese are sniffing each other on a white tiled floor.

A short coat (Shavanese) next to a long coat (Havanese)

A white short-haired Havanese puppy is eating out of a food bowl and there is an adult white long-haired Havanese next to it drinking out of a water dish.

A short coat (Shavanese) next to a long coat (Havanese)

A brown and white with black short-haired Havanese is standing on a tan carpet looking up with its head tilted to the left

Sammy is a full purebred Havanese with a short coat (nicknamed Shavanese). A short coat is a fault in the Havanese written standard. These dogs still make wonderful companions. Unlike the long coated Havanese, Sammy's coat does shed.

A brown and white with black short-haired Havanese is play bowing on a tan carpet with a plush snake toy.

Sammy the Shavanese (short coat Havanese)