The Havanese is the national dog of Cuba. He is considered a toy breed, but is sturdy enough to handle children. This old breed is highly intelligent, is trainable, and typically has an affectionate personality. The Havanese is energetic and playful, and does require regular exercise.
The Havanese, once called the Havana Silk Dog, is small, short-legged, and has a soft double coat. The coat is not harsh though, but rather it is silky and wavy, and comes in many various colors. The coat should remain untrimmed, and they do not shed, although they should be regularly groomed to keep the coat in shape.
If you would like to get more information about the Havanese, go to http://www.akc.org/breeds/havanese/.