Bichon Havanese (Pet Love)

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The Bichon Havanese is very similar to the Bichon Frise, and is related, but the Bichon Havanese has more of a colour range, and a less curly coat. Like the Bichon Frise, the Bichon Havanese is an active, fun-loving, sociable dog, which likes attention and learns fast, and is generally very good with children. These dogs also need a short trim so that grooming is not too much of a chore, and they don't shed much. Common health problems include eye trouble (eg cataracts), skin sensitivities, and luxating patella (kneecap problems), though again they are generally healthy and long-lived, like Bichon Frises.

This is a very well illustrated introduction to the breed, which is suitable for novice owners. There's an interesting account of the history of the breed, as well as help with general care, including grooming.