Has anyone seen purebred Havanese puppies with upright ears?

I've seen Maltese with ears upright but I've never seen a Havanese with ears up till now. Hoping its a freak thing & that they will go back down!

Asked by Yoshi on Oct 25th 2008 in Havanese
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My dog plays with a havanese at the park that has upright ears. She is 1 year old so her ears will most likely never go down. She is a purebred havanese, but the upright ears are definitely not breed-standard. She is super cute though!

Member 742877 answered on 11/26/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


That is not standard. I'm afraid this Havanese may have another mix in it. The owners may have bought from a breeder who is not reliable, or it could be an unregistered uncertified purebred which means there is no proof of papers, thus there is probably a mix or altered gene pool somewhere. Should still be a good dog and does not mean anything other than it can't be called a purebred.

Jackson answered on 4/1/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer