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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Puppy coat to adult coat

Zoeys coat changed so much during adolescents. A very experienced breeder of Havanese evaluated Zoey and said she has a curly coat. I'm having troubles believing her because Zoey had such strait hair as a baby . Can a Havanese go threw that much of a coat change? I think Zoeys coat is a bit more than slightly wavy but not curly. Just want to know if any of your puppy's changed from strait to curly. Also is curly not as good for breeding because it is harder to take care of? Here is a picture of Zoey as a baby and a few mo ago
The adolescent photo is what her coat looks like not combed out . It doesn't look curly to me
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Baxter's was straighter -- although frizzy -- when he was a baby. The curliness started on his chest and the top of his head, but now he's pretty much curly all over. With his puppy cut, he looks a little like a poodle!
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I have 4 furkids,one has really curly hair which really puffs out when i brush her?lol?but her mats are easier to comb out then the other 3?but to me its seems that every havanese seems to have different hair types & colors?oh i also have wavy,crimped mixed with straight?and my other Moxie hair color has been changing? you will never know what you will end up with?lol?
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I am in NO way an expert obviously, but Zoey's adult coat looks 'normal' or standard to me.... curly is CURLY, from what I understand most havs kind of have some 'crimping' kind of look going on ... I would def get a second opinion on her coat... I think if she truly curly they are BORN that way, aren't they???
Tillie's coat can get 'stringy' looking just hours after a good grooming, it always looks slightly 'crimped' not exactly curly...

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Hmmm. Baxter's is definitely in the "crimpy" category. But, when it's cut short, it looks poodle-y. That's interesting.
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ya, when Tillie was cut down last March everyone thought she was a malti-poo when we would go out! LOL

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Zoey doesn't look curly to me...It's very pretty!! Its funny how many variations there are. Whimsy has just a very slight wave, or crimpy look to it. She is very "poufy" looking LOL
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If I remember right, the breed standard describes the Havanese coat as slightly wavy. That is pretty much what Abby and McGee have, too. If it is blown dry using a brush it will straighten it out until the next bath. I am thinking McGee might be getting a little curlier, though, now that he's getting older but I still don't consider it "curly". I thought Zoey's coat looks like the breed standard as slightly wavy, too.

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I agree I think she looks just a bit wavy not curly Not that curls arnt cute I have just been rethinking and thinking about showing. I spent so much time making it prefect and I'm still learning how to do it right. Its like the Havanese in the ring some look just like Zoey and others look like perfect.
Here is an example of a Havanese that Zoey could be in competition with. The other picture is Zoey my friend helped me groom her
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You can blow the coat dry in a way that it will make it straighter. Also, when it gets longer, the weight will help it be straighter. All of my guys have a wave but it straightens when I blow dry it. Some people use flat irons for shows, which I hate, but you might have to do it to be competitive in your area.

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