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Havanese? Shavanese? What-a-nese?
We got a puppy yesterday who was advertised as havanese and both parents are AKC registered, but he was sold without papers. He was very inexpensive, and she said she'd get papers on him for a lot of money. We aren't interested in breeding or showing, except possibly agility someday, so they are irrelevant.
Some of the litter looked like what I was expecting with fluffy faces. Two of the litter were clearly short hair with fuzzy ears, fringed legs and tail, but quite short body hair. Then the one we got - he's got the same fluffball body the others had but a short hair face. Are there long hair shavanese? Or regular havanese with messed up face hair? Or is he just an in-between weirdo? if it makes a difference, I've been brushing him with a slicker brush and have not gotten any hair off him, so I'm hoping he won't be a shedder. I so very much prefer this short hair face but am wondering if he's going to be short hair after he blows his puppy coat?
He is 13 weeks old in yesterday's pictures with my kids and the zoomed in picture from the breeder is from several weeks ago.