When Do Havanese Puppies Lose Their Teeth
Losing your baby teeth is a pivotal part of growing up, and we look forward to putting a tooth under our pillow and getting that visit from the tooth fairy! Well, it is not only humans that go through this. Other animals, such as dogs, teeth and lose their first set of teeth, too. If you are adopting a puppy, this is something that you will want to have some knowledge of.
Read on to learn more about the puppy teething process, and when you can expect your Havanese puppy to begin losing its teeth–and what teeth it will lose first!
- When Do Havanese Puppies Lose Their Teeth
- What Is a Havanese Dog?
- Havanese Breed History
- Puppy Teething
- When Do Havanese Puppies Lose Their Teeth?
- Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Havanese Dog?
The Havanese is a toy breed which was bred to be a companion dog. Due to this, the dogs do not grow to be very big. They average between 8 to 12 inches high at the shoulder and can weigh around 7 to 13 pounds.
As these are estimates, there are dogs whose sizes may still fall outside of this range! The Havanese is easy to identify from its long, silky coat and bright, expressive eyes.
It also has a tail that curves up over its back and drops ears. They are known to be very smart and playful, too.
Havanese Breed History
The Havanese dog is the national dog of Cuba. It was bred from two other breeds of dog in Cuba with very little outside influence–these two dogs were the now-extinct Blanquito (or Havana Silk Dog) and various dogs from the Bichon family, such as the poodle.
The ancestors of the Havanese were first brought to Cuba by Spanish settlers, who then began the breeding mentioned previously, selecting the most appealing qualities of each parent breed. The resulting litters were the first Havanese.
Wealthy or aristocratic Cuban families were the ones who helped the Havanese rise in popularity. Havanese dogs were used as companion dogs by these families.
Then, when the Cuban Revolution began, some of these families took their Havanese dogs with them when they fled Cuba for America. Once in America, the Havanese attracted the interest of some American breeders, who began to breed the few dogs who had come over from Cuba together. This helped introduce the Havanese to a larger market and get them to the popularity that we see today.
When a puppy begins to lose its teeth, this can start as early as 12 weeks of age. There is a particular order in which a puppy will lose its teeth–barring an accident, for example, where a different tooth may be lost first.
Typically, a puppy will first lose its incisors when they are between 12 to 16 weeks old. Then, they will usually lose their canine teeth at about 16 weeks old.
The last teeth to go are a puppy’s premolars, which they will not lose until they are around 24 weeks old. The first set of teeth that a puppy has is called their deciduous teeth, while the second set of teeth that they have is referred to as the dog’s permanent teeth.
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When Do Havanese Puppies Lose Their Teeth?
Of course, you want to know what to expect for your Havanese puppy specifically–not just any other breed. Havanese puppies do tend to lose their teeth around the same time as most other puppies do, so the estimates above are fairly accurate for this breed as well.
They will begin to lose their teeth when they are just a few months old, with their first teeth falling out at around 12 weeks old. Then, once your Havanese puppy is 6 months old, it should have finished the process and should have a full set of permanent teeth–42 teeth, to be exact!
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age does a Havanese puppy stop growing?
The Havanese dog is usually fully grown by the time they are 1 year old. However, depending on the individual dog, this can happen even earlier. Some Havanese dogs are fully grown in only 6 to 8 months and can be fully grown before they do reach 1 year old.
Which puppy teeth usually fall out first?
Puppies have teeth and baby teeth just like we humans do–which means that they also lose their baby teeth, too, like humans. There is a particular sequence in which Havanese typically lose their teeth.
Havanese usually lose their incisors when they are about 12 to 16 weeks old. Next comes the canine teeth, which usually fall out when a puppy is about 16 weeks old.
The last teeth that a puppy usually loses are the premolars. This happens at about 24 weeks old. When a puppy is 8 months old, it should have 42 teeth in total.
At what age do puppies lose their fang teeth?
Just like humans do, puppies have two sets of teeth–their baby teeth and then their adult teeth. The first set of teeth is also referred to as a puppy’s deciduous teeth, and the second set of teeth is their permanent set of teeth.
Usually, by 6 to 8 months of age, all of the baby teeth or deciduous teeth are gone, and the permanent teeth are in their place. The fang teeth of a dog are actually called their incisors. Usually, a puppy will lose their deciduous incisors when they are around 12 to 16 weeks old.
Are puppy canine teeth the last to fall out?
There is an order to the teeth that a puppy loses when its set of permanent teeth grows in. The canine teeth are not the first or the last of these for a dog to lose, though.
The canine teeth are usually the second kind of teeth that fall out when a puppy is teething. This happens when a puppy is about 16 weeks old, give or take a little. The last kind of teeth that a puppy will lose is its premolars, which do not happen until they are 24 weeks of age.