Havanese Breed Maintenance
The Havanese is a high maintenance dog and does require daily grooming if kept in full coat. When they are in full coat, their hair can grow to eight inches in length. If they have a full coat, they will need to be brushed daily and also have weekly baths. If they have a puppy cut or the fur is cut short, they will need to be clipped every six to eight weeks and will need a bath every two weeks instead of every week. Puppy cuts still require brushing several times each week. They have a coat that will naturally cord or it can also be trained to cord. This look is great for those who do not want to constantly brush their dog. When the coat is allowed to cord, or mat into ringlets, it does not require brushing. The corded coat does require weekly bathing to keep the dog from smelling and to remove any debris and dirt that is being collected. A monthly nail trim and twice weekly tooth brushing are part of the maintenance routine.
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