Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy


Daisy is our first small dog, until now we’ve only had 40+ lb. dogs. We’re finding every day to be a new adventure with her, so this blog is as much a journal for us as it is a little light reading for anyone who’s interested. πŸ™‚

There’s very little information “out there” about Havachons, so we hope we can shed a little light on this new designer breed for anyone interested in getting one of these sweet, loving pups.

Welcome to our Havachon world!

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  1. Daisy is such a doll! Don’t dogs make the best of friends? I could easily dedicate a whole blog to our animals … but I wouldn’t want it to go to their head! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi, nice to meet you !

  3. Mental Climax says:

    oh. it’s a her. i’m sorry for that.

    she is very lovely!!

  4. Jackie Paulson 1966 says:

    Hi Daily I love you.

  5. Jackie Paulson 1966 says:

    what is your nickname?

  6. Kas says:

    Looking forward to following your blog – I have a Bichon Frise, Evee, and she’s the light of my life πŸ™‚

  7. Scriptor Obscura says:

    I have mentioned you on my blog today. Come check it out! πŸ™‚

  8. I left a comment on your latest post about Daisy and her shoe toppling tendencies, but I noticed it wasn’t showing up! Just checking to make sure it wasn’t sent to your spam box. πŸ™‚

  9. A warm hello to Daisy and her family! Daisy is too cute for mere words and she actually looks like a child’s stuffed animal.

    As a matter of fact, when I was first contemplating about adopting a dog, I was seriously considering Havachons. As thinks turned out, I ended up adopting 2 beautiful Shih Tzu boys, instead. I don’t regret my final decision but I still love Havachons.



    • raisingdaisy says:

      Hello Hanna, nice to meet you! Shih Tzu pups are absolutely adorable, how nice that you were able to adopt two! We were torn among so many different small breeds, but when we found Daisy, our hearts melted. For us, she was “The One” – all 2.6 pounds of her at 10 weeks old! And when we found out that she doesn’t shed, we knew it was meant to be! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Ashley says:

    Hi! I am looking into getting a Havachon puppy and came across your page! I was wondering if you could offer me any advice or suggestions? We’ve always had big dogs so I am looking forward to having something smaller and a little cleaner haha (we also have a Saint Bernard and Golden Retriever). How much does Daisy weigh? I am also concerned with what I am going to do with the puppy while I am at work all day… what do you do? Thank you!!!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Hi Ashley, and thanks for stopping by! We always had big dogs too, Daisy is our first small dog and I can tell you that small dogs are entirely different; we felt as if we were in a whole new world. Havachons are VERY smart and can be stubborn, but they’re also so sweet, loving, and cuddly. Daisy weighs 15 pounds, which is typical for a Havachon. Housebreaking was a bit difficult and became a war of wills; I’d say it took about 2 months for her to finally do the right thing, but a total of 9 months before she cooperated 100%, with no accidents (I hear this is typical). Havachons love company – they’re very social dogs – so if you’re going to be at work all day, it’s good that he/she will have the company of the other dogs. Daisy loves to play; she loves people and other dogs and gets along easily with them all. You probably already know that Havachons have hair instead of fur, so they have to be groomed pretty often and bathed weekly. All that said, I’d get another one in a heartbeat – the rewards definitely outweigh the work! Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have, and good luck with your choice! πŸ™‚

  11. Margie Cook says:

    I would love to post your site on my website would you approve that ..so much imformation from the buyers would this be something you would agree to ..Im sure my buyers would love to join your group

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Hi Margie~ Yes, sure you can post a link to my site on yours! And I’d also like to post a link to your site on mine for anyone who’s interested in buying a sweet little Havachon. πŸ™‚

  12. Margie says:

    Wow! time flew.back to you I wrote the other day all of a sudden my reply was gone geerrrrr I must of punched something it’s in space. Terry said gp to havachon.com and you can link to that she getting your on mine tomorrow yippy beautiful fall day here signs of FALL even smell’s like it leI have an article for this site ~~~male vs. female ~~cheer’s Margie

  13. Scriptor Obscura says:

    You have won a Liebster Blog award! Stop by and check it out here:

  14. Jill says:

    I am so glad to have found you! There isn’t a whole lot of info out there regarding Havachons. Our Rosie is 10 months old.; have had her since she was 3 months. We are first time dog owners, so this is all new to us. We have 3 kids who adore her and my husband and I have grown to love her. She is sweet, but definitely has an onery side to her too! I loved reading your toy reviews. I just can’t believe how many toys we throw away….she chews through everything!! So thanks for all the info…I will be checking your blog often!!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I’m so glad to meet you, Jill! Up until we got Daisy, we only had large dogs, so this was a whole new experience for us. Small dogs are VERY different from big ones. Add to that the fact that, like you said, there’s barely any information on Havachons at all, and we felt like we were completely in the dark. But I have to say, even with the Havachon stubbornness and willfulness, their sweet, cuddly, loving side far overrides everything else. I wouldn’t trade Daisy for anything! πŸ™‚

      Regarding their Destructo-Pup side with toys, we’ve found that the Nylabone Dura-Chews made for “powerful chewers” are the best for Daisy. We have them for a few months before we have to replace them. They’re really hard and have no give at all when you squeeze them; if Daisy finds one tiny softer spot, she’ll pick at it until it’s destroyed – usually in 20 minutes or less. LOL! Guess what she’s getting in her Christmas stocking? πŸ˜‰

  15. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew says:

    We love your blog and we have awarded you the the Liebster Blog Award This is a link to my post announcing the award: Hugs


  16. nalasdogdays says:

    Daisy, you are such a lovely dog! Glad to have found your blog!

  17. megtraveling says:

    Hi! I really enjoy your blog and I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award and the Beautiful Blogger Award! Here’s the link: http://megtraveling.com/2012/08/19/a-second-year-of-travel/.

  18. Kristen says:

    We are happy to meet you. Our Lady has never heard of that breed. She finds new breeds interesting, maybe in part because Hailey is a mystery mutt. Our Lady has gone the other way, from little to big. She thinks all dogs are great! Looking forward to getting to know you. Hailey and Zaphod

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by Kristen, Hailey and Zaphod! Havachon is a relatively new breed, but it’s getting popular very quickly. The Havanese-Bichon mix has won our hearts! πŸ™‚

  19. megtraveling says:

    Hi! I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Award! Thanks for such an enjoyable blog. Here’s the link: http://megtraveling.com/2012/10/06/super-sweet-award/

  20. oldsunbird says:

    Daisy is such a little sweetheart! What joy our furry companions give us! What would we do without them? I love bogs about dogs. I’ll certainly be following yours.

  21. Kristin says:

    Hi, I just came across your blog a few weeks ago and I love it! Daisy is adorable and I love seeing what she is up to. I saw you had a pretty big snowstorm several weeks ago and hope you are recovering! What state are you in? I’m in Ohio and we haven’t had anything yet! I’m hoping to get some soon, I don’t need a treacherous blizzard but some pretty snowfall would be nice πŸ™‚ Anyway, just wanted to say hi and that Daisy and her adventures give me that much needed smile every Monday! Wishing you well and hope you have a great holiday season!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Hi Kristin, nice to meet you! Thanks for your kind words, we’re glad you’re enjoying Daisy’s silly antics. πŸ™‚ We’re in NJ. Now that the snow from that nor’easter is gone, we were hoping for a white Christmas, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. Temps in the 40s – poo! Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a note! πŸ™‚

  22. kdkh says:

    I’ve missed you and Daisy lately. I hope everything is OK.

  23. Ruby says:

    Hi! Nice to meet you! I’ve never heard of Havachon breeds before your blog so I’m looking forward to learning more about them! Daisy is a such a cutie πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Hi Ruby! Havachons are a relatively new breed that are a mix of Havanese and Bijon. They don’t shed and are hypo-allergenic (as well as very sweet and cuddly) – a definite plus! Thanks for visiting our little world, we’re hopping on over to visit you too. πŸ™‚

  24. Bette Storm says:

    Hi, Daisy, We just lost our Bichon August 3rd. Her name was Dazy. Feel like we’ve lost an appendage.
    Yesterday we went to Margie Cook’s and purchased a Havachon from her. Her name is Buttons and we’ll pick her up October 1st. Really can’t wait after seeing herr and reading all about your Daisy.
    Hugs and kisses to your Daisy.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Hi Bette, I’m so sorry to hear you lost your sweet Dazy. It’s always hard to lose a pet member of the family, but these small dogs seem to become especially close to our hearts. How exciting, though, that you’re getting a Havachon! I’m sure you’ll absolutely love her, they’re very smart little pups as well as being extremely sweet and loving. We’ve found Daisy to be a wonderful combination of everything we love in dogs, from being very cuddly to being energetic and fun to play with. I couldn’t ask for a better breed! I’m sure you’ll enjoy every minute with Buttons (what a cute name!). If you ever blog about her, let us know! Great to “meet” you. πŸ™‚

  25. KDKH says:

    Looks like its award season again! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. I’d love for you to participate, but don’t mind if you don’t. It’s just a way for me to introduce my blogging friends to each other. http://peacewithmylife.com/2014/01/26/looking-for-my-liebchen/

  26. Just been looking at pics of Daisy – she is so pretty! Having a small pup after big dogs must take a bit of getting used to.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Hi Annabelle! Thanks so much! Yes, it was an unexpected transition from a large dog to a small one – we had no idea they had completely different reactions and requirements. It’s been an interesting and wonderful journey with Daisy!

  27. Julie says:

    Hi, I found your article on Daisy’s spay back from 2010. We are experiencing a difficult recovery for our sweet cockapoo as well. Everyone told us this procedure is no big deal, well Butter is four days post-op and not at all herself. I’ve searched for someone having similar issues and your post really helped. We’re still going to see the vet this afternoon, but Butter is doing some of the same things Daisy was doing: having short bursts, whining, loss of appetite, major discomfort. Breaks my heart. When did Daisy start to get better?

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I’m so sorry Butter is going through a similar post-op experience as Daisy did, but I’m glad my post helped ease your mind a little bit. I would say it was about 2-3 weeks before Daisy’s pain level finally started to subside. The “no big deal” post-spay information you mentioned seems to apply to some degree to larger dogs – our previous dogs were all large (60 lbs and up), and they didn’t show any signs of suffering at all. But it’s a whole other world with many small dogs, unfortunately. As long as your vet says everything is healing well and there are no infections, it’s just a matter of time and lots of sympathetic cuddles. We really let Daisy guide us as to what she was able to do and what she wasn’t, but we made sure to offer her water and food regularly until she could start taking some. Putting water in a more easily accessible container can help too – in our case, we used a guinea pig water bottle that we held up so Daisy could drink while lying down or sitting and she didn’t have to bend herself uncomfortably to reach the bowl. That was the only way we could get water into her. We also offered small bits of rice and meat, which were more tempting to her, just to get some nourishment into her. The good news is that once you start seeing small signs of improvement, it’ll just keep getting better from there. Good luck, and we hope Butter starts feeling better very soon.

  28. thatssojacob says:

    Hello Raising Daisy! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #4! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

  29. D-M says:

    Your a cutie! Love your photo’s! πŸ™‚

  30. Ed Gilmore says:

    My wife and I were pleased to come across your blog. I’m Ed & wife – Gloria. We are getting our Havachon on March 20…when she is 8 weeks old. We had to give up our 18 year old chiuauahua (sp?) 2 months ago. He was my best buddy and constant companion and our lives have been very empty…..

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I’m so sorry to hear about your chihuahua, Ed. I certainly understand how you and your wife feel; we felt the same way when we lost our shepherd-collie-husky mix. HIow exciting that you’re about to add a Havachon to your family, I’m sure you’ll love her sweet disposition and love of cuddling! I’m really looking forward to hearing all about her. πŸ™‚

  31. Ed Gilmore says:

    Look forward to sharing info about our Havachon

  32. Daisy is just about one of the cutest Havachon pups I have seen! Absolutely adorable! Hoping to see some more updates soon!

    Just wanted to share that our website has a fair bit of information about the Havachon breed, considering how limited the resources are, as you’ve noted.

    Best wishes,

  33. KDKH says:

    I sure miss your blog. Come back!
    I hope you and yours are doing well.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thanks so much! I really want to continue with the blog, but we’ve had some financial difficulties and I’ve been working 7 days a week for a while. Still, I’m hoping to pop in from time to time with updates! I miss you and your blog too.

  34. Samantha says:

    We rescued a dog a few years ago that looks nearly identical to Daisy! He even has close to the same patterning (his fur is a lighter brown). My husband saw a photo of Daisy and thought for a moment he was looking at our dog! We rescued him when he lived in Tucson. I wonder if they’re related somehow.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That would be so great if they were related, Samantha! Daisy is 8 now and was born in either Kentucky or Tennessee, but her siblings could be anywhere. I’ve often wished I could track down Daisy’s brothers and sisters, it would be so interesting on so many levels. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for writing!

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