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USE_Boggs.jpg BOGGS (Beams of God's Grace)

Breed: Havanese

Born: March 1, 2010

Weight: 12 lbs.

Owner/Guardian: Erin

Breed Characteristics
The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana ("little white dog of Havana"). The Havanese is small in size and sturdy in structure with a tail carried over its back and ears that drop and fold. The coat is abundant, long, and silky and comes in all colors. The Havanese has a spirited personality and a curious disposition, and is notable for its springy gait, a characteristic that distinguishes the breed from all others.

The Havanese is considered an ideal family pet and a true companion dog. They are highly adaptable to almost any environment, and their only desire is to be with their human companions. Because of their strong social needs, Havanese will not thrive in an environment where they are isolated for several hours each day.

Fun Facts
BOGGS and Bria have the same sire. BOGGS is timid and wants to check out the situation before committing. BOGGS started his “career” as a therapy dog, making visits in various nursing homes and the Cancer Center in Peoria. He now fills his day being a Pet Companion to patients and their families at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. BOGGS favorite play activity together is to wrestle with Bria similar to what you would think of with sumo wrestlers.