Havapoos come in many different colors and combinations and can be solid, two-color, or three-color. These colors include black, white, brown, beige, gray, silver, apricot, “blue” (dark in the hair shaft, like black or brown, but a mix of colors at the root).
Depending on which breed your Havapoo prefers in appearance, its coat may be dense and curly, like its Poodle parent, or long and silky, like its Havanese parent.
If the Havapoo inherits the Havanese coat, it can be styled naturally in two ways. To keep it long and silky, frequent brushing is necessary. If you don’t brush the Havanese-type coat regularly, it will develop natural matted cords. Havapoos should be brushed several times a week and bathed every one to two months.
Poodles were bred to be water retrieval dogs, so your Havapoo can do well in water, but always be sure to keep a watchful eye. Poodle-style fur naturally repels water. Your dog will still need to be wiped down if caught in the rain, but he will be faster than other dogs. Havanese have an average tolerance for hot and cold temperatures, so be sure to provide shelter and water in extreme weather.
Since these dogs are smaller, they may need an extra winter jacket or sweater when it gets really cold, especially as they get older.