Havanese Breed Maintenance
The Havanese is a high maintenance dog and does require daily grooming if kept in full coat. When he is in full coat, his hair can grow to eight inches in length. If he has a full coat, then he will need to be brushed daily and also have weekly baths. If his coat is cut into a puppy cut, or cut short, then he will need to be clipped every six to eight weeks. He will also need a bath every two weeks instead of every week. Puppy cuts still require that he be brushed several times each week. The Havanese has 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 Havanese. 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 them from smelling and to remove any debris and dirt that is being collected.