The havanese is no doubt a very ‘cute’ dog, but also one that is high maintenance. Locating puppies for sale may not be very difficult since a lot of breeders can be found all over USA, it is important that you prepare yourself to give these dogs the kind of attention they demand and need. Here are some extra care tips that will come in handy when you bring in a puppy into your home. Right from the puppy stage, this dog is known to have long and thick hair. The dog demands brushing almost everyday and a bath almost every two weeks. Breeders suggest using dog shampoo with conditioner on these dogs in order to keep their hair from tangling. Due to their thick coats, these dogs are prone to skin fungus and will frequently fall prey to ticks and fleas. Cleanliness is definitely next to godliness when it comes to this breed of dogs. Havanese have long ears that almost touch the ground and due to their hairy long ears they tend to pick up a lot of germs from the ground. These dogs will frequently get their ears wet in snow, etc and then fall prey to ear infections. It is important to clean their ears from time to time with a swab of cotton dipped in spirit and let them dry out for a few minutes. Often known as ‘Velcro’ dogs, this breed does tend to get over attached to its owner and will follow the master around where ever possible. So apart from the physical care, you have to be prepared to give a lot emotionally to your havanese dog. Keeping this tips in mind will help when deciding on your perfect dog.