Havanese coat belongs to the coat gorup 11a, this means that
he has long silky hairs. The dogs in this group 11 have a
single coat. Until now, it was assumed that the undercoat was
missing, but that's not true. It's a double coat and thus
consists of a top- and undercoat, but the hairs of that top-
and undercoat are so alike that you can speak of one kind of
We are dealing with a single coat with a mosaic pattern. This
means an 'out of the coat going'-pattern in the total coat.
The coat is a mixture of live and dead hair mixed together.
The dog doesn't lose hairs, but the hairs change constantly.
The hair loss that he has is virtually nihil because the long
hair keeps growing. The hairs that he loses, usually stays
hanging between the coat and comes out while brushing or makes
is divided into:
The long silk hair, single coat. Dogs within this group
include the Maltese, Havanese, Coton de Tulear.
b. The curly hair, single coat. Dogs within this group include
the Poodle, Bolognese.
for the hair care, you can "brush it with the wire",
this means that you brush (comb, pick, etc) in the direction
where the tip of the hair is generally pointed:
1. From head to tail
2. On the flancks, going backwards towards abdomen. Diagonally
3. From the throat down.
4. Feet from top to bottom, both inside and outsite.
You always brush layers, starting at the bottom (the
feet) and upwards from back to front (of the tail to the
head). Be very careful and try as much as possible to brush
near the skin. You can brush in the end with a coarse
Rita Pouw, Stop het verharen van uw hond.
are just some tips. The key for the Havanese is that his coat
is well maintained. It's very important to brush and comb the
hair regularly to avoid tangles. Brushing is also good for the
circulation of the dog. We never cut the hair of our Havanese.
The most beautiful is when they have long flowing hairs. The
hairs on the sole are trimmed regularly.
Havanese puppy can easily be washed into the sink.
ears and nose
important part of the care is the dog's teeth
cleaning. If the dog's teeth are not clean, he won't
have a fresh breath. Poor oral hygiene can lead to
Plaque can be best prevented by brushing the teeth.
Make a habit of the teeth cleanind since the dog is
still young. You can also give chewing bones, but only
the dog has plucks of hair between its toes, it should
be trimmed away. The hair between the toes are
repositories of dirt, burrs, fleas and small felting.
You can buy a scissors with rounded points.
the nails should be done regularly because long nails cause
pain. You can use a nail clippers or a nail file. You should
never cut in the nail bed (pink-red), there are the nerves and
blood vessels of the nail.