Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.

Havapoo – The Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Jul 10 ·

The Havapoo is a Havanese Poodle mix. This hybrid is friendly, clever, and makes for an excellent companion dog. They’ll fit right in with just about any household.

If you’re thinking of bringing home a new pooch to your family, then a Havapoo might be the mixed breed for you. Let’s learn more about this awesome doggo.


Genetics will play a huge role in what the Havapoo looks like. Not two of these hybrids will look exactly alike, even if they’re from the same little. Chances are, however, this pooch will have a rectangular body and short legs. This is Bentley...

In addition, it’s hard to predict what kind of coat type this pooch may have. They can have a long coat with silky waves, thick curls, or anything else. Luckily, regardless of the type of coat they end up with, this doggo is generally hypoallergenic. This means they’re low-shedders, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find any dog hair around. It’ll just be less.

Since Poodles come in three different sizes – toy, miniature, or standard – that will greatly affect the size of your Havapoo. This means they’ll grow to be about anywhere from 8 to 15 inches tall and weigh between 7 and 30 pounds. Regardless of their size, Havapoos are well suited for any living. They’ll thrive well in apartments or large houses with fenced-in yards.


Havapoos are curious by nature, so they love to explore. In addition, they’re pretty sociable and friendly, so they’ll love meeting new people, including other dogs and even strangers. With that said, this mixed breed won’t make for a good guard dog. In fact, this doggo doesn’t bark much.

This doggo is a great companion dog and will fit right into your house, regardless of whether you have kids – young or old – seniors, or other pets, including dogs, cats, or small animals. They do enjoy being around their family at all times. So, if they’re home alone for quite some time, they’re prone to separation anxiety. Meet Bowie…

Luckily, this pup is easy to train and eager to please. They’re so quick to learn and enjoy it that they actually make for a good service dog or therapy dog.

Caring for your Havapoo

Havapoos take quite a bit of upkeep when it comes to grooming and exercise needs. So, let’s talk about how to care for your pooch properly.


Even though this hybrid is low-shedding, you should brush their fur at least two to three times per week. This will get rid of the dead hair and prevent tangles and knots from forming. They won’t need a bath too often unless they get into something they’re not supposed to. However, bathing once every month or two is ideal. After that, you can bring them to a professional groomer to get a good cleaning. In addition, you’ll want to brush their teeth, clean their ears, and trim their nails regularly.


Your dog’s diet will depend on its age, size, breed, and weight. Check with your veterinarian to ensure you’re giving the proper amount of dog food to your pooch. Also, they can help you decide on the best meal plan for your doggo.

However, Havapoos generally need about ½ to 1 ½ cups of high-quality kibble each day, split into two meals. This is Lola.


Your Havapoo will need at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise and playtime each day. This may include a nice, long walk, a game of fetch, or just letting them run around a fenced-in yard. This pooch is naturally curious and loves to explore. So, if you want to put together a scavenger hunt for them outside with some treats or their favorite toy, they’ll surely love that.

Health problems

The Havapoo is considered a healthy mixed breed. They have an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years with proper care. You should always bring your doggo to the vet once or twice a year for regular checkups. This pooch can inherit health issues from both of its parent breeds. Some health concerns to keep an eye out for may include:

  • Cataracts
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Patella luxation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Deafness
  • Skin allergies

Where to find a Havapoo

You’ll be able to find this beloved hybrid at a rescue, shelter, or through a reputable breeder. Going through a rescue or shelter is ideal since you’ll be able to give a homeless dog a forever home.

Alternatively, you can go through a breeder as long as you can trust them and they know what they’re doing. Please do your research and get to know them before you buy any puppies from them. Meet Carlo…

How much does a Havapoo cost?

Havapoos are considered designer dogs, which means that they’re going to be high in demand. In addition, popular mixed breeds are going to cost more than other breeds. So, you can expect to find this hybrid for anywhere between $800 and $1,800.

Of course, if you get this doggo from a rescue or shelter, the price will be lower. Sometimes it’ll be as low as $200. However, if you go through a reputable breeder, the price will be higher, sometimes as high as $4,500.

Should you bring home a Havapoo?

A Havapoo will make a great family dog. They’re friendly and will get along with kids, other dogs, and other animals in the house. They’re curious and silly. This pooch will enjoy playing outside with you or simply lounging on the couch, relaxing.

Havapoo Photos

This is Wolfie…


Meet Lily…


The lovely Ripley…


The stunning Ace Probably.


Similar reading: check out these other Poodle mixes

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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