Rather than take another thread off-track, I am replying here. For context, Ricky is in a full coat (which naturally isn't quite as long as some Havanese I have seen).
Two of mine are in full (show) coat and one is in a puppy cut. They both have their pros and cons. ........................The two that are in full coat need to have their feet and “sanitary” area trimmed regularly too. I do that myself, at least once a month. And of course they all need their nails trimmed. I like to really keep on top of nails, so I trim them all with a dremmel at least every 2 weeks.
The ones in full coat need to be completely combed out every 2-3 days as adults. .....................They all get baths every 10 days to two weeks. (Unless they get into something stinky in between! 😄
. I do all the bathing and combing out myself.
We take Ricky to our groomer for most of his maintenance. We belong to a program called "Splash and Dash" that provides unlimited baths and brush-outs for a flat monthly fee deducted from our credit card.
Baths: once a week. Ricky is a 90% indoor dog and he is allowed on our furniture. therefore Momi wants him spic-and-span clean. We will give him a butt bath as needed. During the winter, if it has been raining, we wash his legs and paws if they get the least bit muddy on his walkies.
Brush-outs: twice a week (one of which is with his bath).
Trims: about every 3 months at the groomer - face, paws, nails, and sanitary. We do trim around his eyes and beard ourselves about once a month.
Nails: I need to get a Dremel. This is something we let go too long.
professional Vet teeth cleaning: twice a year
We really like the way Ricky looks and he gets tons of compliments. Oh! we ALWAYS schedule Ricky's groomer dates twice a week for 12pm, so Momi and Popi can go out for a lunch date.