Havanese dogs have a beautiful coat that can be silk-like in appearance or contain a light wave or dense curl. They can be found in various colors, including, but not limited to, white, black, grey, brown, and red. Their coat can also have different markings such as brindle, sable, bi-color, and tri-color. A key part of grooming a Havanese is to brush them at least twice a week, but more is preferred. Frequent brushings can help keep tangles at bay. To help manage their coat, your Havanese will also need a cut or trim every few weeks or about once a month.
A key part of grooming a Havanese is to brush them at least twice a week, but more is preferred. Frequent brushings can help keep tangles at bay. To help manage their coat, your Havanese will also need a cut or trim every few weeks or about once a month. When it comes to their haircut style, you can mix things up by choosing a look that best fits your dog’s personality and lifestyle.
SOME COMMON HAIRCUT STYLES INCLUDE:
Natural: This style is all about embracing your dog’s natural locks. To stay on top of this look, you’ll be required to brush
your dog’s hair every other day. Your dog may also need a little coat trimming every few months whenever they get their bath.
Cording: Another term for cords is “doggy dreadlocks.” After bathing your dog, you “train” the fur by twisting it into cords, which will eventually give your dog a fluffy-coated appearance. This can be a time-consuming style to achieve, and it is recommended you visit a professional groomer who knows how to attain this look properly.
Puppy Cut: Many dog parents prefer this look, especially since it accentuates the Havanese’s natural cuteness. For this style, your dog’s coat is the same length (one to two inches) all over. After their initial cut from a groomer, you may find that you can easily maintain this look with just a pair of clippers at your house.
Teddy Bear Cut: This cut is similar to the puppy cut, except the hair is slightly longer overall (three inches). For this look, most dog parents also choose to leave the hair on the dog’s face a longer length but cut into a rounded shape, thus creating a resemblance to a teddy bear.
Kennel Cut: Perhaps the shortest and simplest haircut option. The hair is kept short over the entire body and head. Although your dog will need to be trimmed about every two weeks to continue with this look, pet parents can do this themselves with a pair of clippers.
Depending upon your dog’s haircut and how often they get dirty, you may need to bathe your Havanese on a bi-monthly basis. After their bath, or after they’ve been in the water, it is a good idea to clean their ears. This can be done with a cotton ball and a dog-safe ear cleaning solution—be sure never to use cotton swabs.
Once every month to two months, your dog’s nails will need to be trimmed. If you take your dog to a professional groomer, this can be done during their
appointment. You can also purchase a pair of nail clippers and trim their nails yourself. To prevent tear staining, be sure to clean around your
dog’s eyes a few times a week or as necessary.
Don’t forget to brush your dog’s teeth—preferably multiple times a week. Not only will brushing your dog’s teeth help get rid of that stinky dog breath, but it will also reduce the chances of your dog developing periodontal disease.