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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Another Havanese Misconception

Another Havanese Misconception…..along with non shedding……as far as my two are concerned.

Ok to quote many as saying the Havanese hair is to keep the heat out in the tropics, I’m going to have to say ‘Bah Humbug”. In our summer months my girls go from shade to shade and want back into the air conditioned house. Now that we are having our coldest days all they want is to be outside. They play more and enjoy the cold much more than the heat. No clothes on them both have a fairly full coat. The wind will blow their hair enough that I see their skin and they seem to love it.

How about the other Havs in different parts of the U.S and World…..Hot or Cold weather their favorites?

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Sandi, my two definitely enjoy the cool weather more than the hot, muggy summers we have. They have long coats, and Ricky's is very thick and the sun and the muggy heat just makes him want to stay inside or in the shade too.

Winter? They are snow bunnies, but don't stay long when it's brutally cold of course.




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My boys love the cold weather, even now, shaved down. They would stay out for a long time if I let them.

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Abby could stay out all day snooping around in this really cold weather - not so much the heat - like yours, Sandi, she hunts out the shade or dirt in the garden and lays down and pants her head off! Then comes inside to cool down in the AC!

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Same here. Love the cold much more than the heat (but not I).

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Well, like any creature, you also adapt to your climate. My mother lives in the hot, tropical weather of the Philippines and when she comes to visit California, even if in the summer, she has to pull her coat out of storage and wears it because she is so chilled here. She looks funny wearing a coat in summer, but she's miserable without it.

I think if our dogs lived in the Cuban heat all the time, it would be a different story.
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My Murph loves the cold!

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Marley loves the heat and cold and rain too, but Rufus prefers the heat! He loves to lie out on the back porch right in the sun and now with his hiney shaved down he ducks down to the ground every time there's a breeze.
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I agree with Kimberly on this one. It's just because they've adapted to cooler weather and thus prefer it. Scientifically their hair DOES protect them from the heat, but that doesn't mean that they're used to the heat!


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um, neither posh nor i enjoy this frigid tundra. in fact, she is my summer city girl who seems to thrive on a noisy summer sidewalk in the middle of the city where her tail and heart seem to wag. what a lovely girl.
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