The Hava-Chon is not a purebred dog. This mix is derived form the Havanese, which is a small, somewhat shaggy, but very attractive toy dog, and the Bichon Frise. Hava-Chon dogs make friendly and playful little pets, and their behavior has been described by some as “clown-like”. Among the characteristics of the Havanese breed are almond shaped eyes, an unusually small tongue, and a tendency to sometimes hop like a rabbit when running. They do not shed, and are well matched with the Bichon in that respect
The Hava-Chon also needs to be groomed on almost a daily basis, and an occasion bath is also recommended. Because of its diminutive size, bathing the dog is not usually a problem, even if one lives in an apartment. This is a dog that, while enjoying a daily walk, will usually get the exercise it needs on its own, due to its habit of scampering from place to place. Unlike some small breeds, this mix gets along fairly well with most other dogs and because of its friendliness towards people in general, and the fact it is not much of a barker, makes it only an average watchdog.
Since the Hava-Chon is noted for its intelligence, and the Bichon is considered to be fairly intelligent dog breeds, the Hava-Chon is, as one might expect, both intelligent and highly trainable. Like most small breeds and small mixed breeds, the Hava-Chon enjoys a relatively long life span, on the order of 12 to 15 years.