If you're the type who loves to stop and talk to strangers, this is the dog for you. Havanese are natural people-magnets.
And if you live in an apartment, this is a great choice. These calm and sometimes-prissy dogs require less exercise than their counterparts, although they sure need attention! Never happier when cuddling on your lap, they will beg for attention at every opportunity. Be prepared for waves of stubbornness though! Although they're happy to obey, they are known for asserting themselves by ignoring you.
Needs: Havanese puppies shouldn't be left alone for too long, and they can take some effort to housetrain. Their long coats require frequent brushing. And be prepared to get professional grooming to keep their fur from tangling or falling into their eyes.