It is no coincidence that Havanese are incredibly sociable and loyal dogs. They were originally specifically bred for the Cuban aristocracy to have the perfect temperament and loving nature. This of course makes them just perfect for families and individuals alike. They are highly intelligent and easily trained, in fact they are often referred to as circus dogs because of how well they respond to training. Havanese dogs are sometimes referred to by other names, such as “Havana silk dog”, and “Bichon Havanese”. Although they are a smaller breed of dog, they have the energy of a much larger dog, and they love to go for long walks and play active games.