The Havanese was once called the Havana Silk Dog or the Spanish Silk Poodle. Havanese (a Bichon type dog) is the national dog of Cuba.
The coat of the furry Havanese is long, silky and seemingly quite warm. In reality, the coat is not there for warmth, but for his protection. The dog’s silky fur provides a protective barrier from the sun that prevents him from overheating.