The Havanese is a breed of dog of the Bichon type developed from the now extinct Bichon Tenerife, which was introduced to the Canary Islands by the Spanish. They are playful dogs and great with children and other animals. They are curious and friendly small dogs, bred to be companions and easily trainable. Havanese have a clown-like personality and are known to "hop" rather than run. They are highly adaptable to any environment and their only desire is to be with their humans.