That's a bit passive, aggressive...I really don't think that Gucci has 'bad genes', she has a nice line and was scored very highly when I had her evaluated by the person who evaluates for the Silk Dogs a few years back at one of the Yearly shows they had, the first one, actually...she met the qualifications for us to join if we had chosen to..
All I know is when she gets upset in her head, her gut gets upset, too..happens to some of us humans, I don't think its bad hair or genes, maybe not cutting the hair down enough down there..
Also, I guess since I live near a beach, we do have more wind and if the wind is blowing, the fur from her long tail hair just blows in the way and that can get even solid stools to stick a wee bit when the wind blows...
Sorry, Kara, I CERTAINLY wasn't suggesting that ANY dog here had "bad genes", and my comment most definitely wasn't pointed at Gucci or any other single dog. And even among Silks, (or silky coated Havanese) there is a great variation in hair... maybe I should have said "texture" rather than "quality". I wasn't talking about quality as in better or worse, rather that every one and everyTHING has different "qualities" that make them what they are. Many people who show their Havs want very dense undercoats. These are likely to catch poop more easily, just because they are so thick, and their owners CERTAINLY wouldn't consider them "lesser quality". (neither, it appears, do the judges!)
Likewise, I wasn't suggesting that BAD conformation leads to the need for more butt baths (though it could, of course) only that DIFFERENT conformation (and they are ALL different) can add to the problem.
I was only trying to point out that while SOME Havanese seem to need frequent butt baths, there are many, even those kept in long coat, who don't.
You've pointed out that Gucci has more trouble if she gets anxious, as have a couple of other people. That, obviously is another factor.
I just don't want the OP to think that ALL Havanese (even those in long coat) need regular butt baths, because, like temperament, conformation, hair TEXTURE, etc., it is very variable.
My post was definitely NOT meant to be aggressive, passive or otherwise, and I'm sorry you took it that way.