The Havanese is a Toy dog who is suitable as a companion or family dog. He will adapt to most home environments, including a town flat. He is typically a lively, affectionate and intelligent breed. Like all dogs, the Havanese will need regular exercise. He has a long, soft and slightly wavy coat which ideally should be groomed every day to keep it clean and tangle-free. Trimming his coat, especially around his face is needed.