Havanese-Shih Tzu

Type: Designer
Grooming: Medium Maintenance
Height: 8-12 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 7-14 lbs
Lifespan: 12-16 years
One Word: Affectionate
Medium Maintenance/5

Available Havanese-Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale

About Havanese-Shih Tzus

The Havanese-Shih Tzu is known for being very intelligent, loving, and playful, often prone to acting silly or goofy. They absolutely thrive on family interaction and will follow members of the household around to watch them. Best suited to homes with at least one person home at most times, the Havanese-Shih Tzu is a prime candidate for separation anxiety. Training may need professional help, as the Havashu is known to have a bit of a stubborn streak.

The Havanese-Shih Tzu has a long and silky coat that will require daily brushing to keep it free of debris, tangles, and mats. A monthly bath with a quality shampoo will also help the coat stay healthy. Keep the ears clean as well. Like all small dogs, they are prone to bad teeth and will need regular cleaning.

puppy breed information

Origin of the Havanese-Shih Tzu

The Havanese-Shih Tzu or Havashu does not have a definitive origin but is most likely the result of the designer dog fad that engulfed the US, beginning in the early 1990s.

Is a Havanese-Shih Tzu right for me?

If the Havashu is your breed of choice, you will have a loyal, affectionate, and intelligent companion that will keep you entertained with its silliness.

Puppies in your inbox?

Receive puppy tips, tricks, news, and resources direct to your inbox along with adorable puppy pictures.

My Favorite Puppies

Your Wishlist is currently empty.

Return To Shop