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Trimming my 4yo Hav

Hi Everyone,
I'm new here & have a question that I hope you can help me with. My hubby & I have a beautiful 4 year old Hav, have had her since she was 9 wks. old & have never trimmed her hair. She is definitely daddy's girl, but my hubby has mild dementia & some other health issues, so I am the one who grooms her either everyday or every other day. She gets bathed every 2 wks., alternately by me and a professional grommer. My question is, I'm going in for hip replacement surgery in a few wks. & won't be able to groom her (I use a comb) for at least a month after my surgery. I currently place her on an ottoman in our living room (in her doggy bed) & comb her there, which necessitates that I kneel on the floor infront of her to groom her, thus while my hip heels, I won't be able to do this. As my hubby is also handicapped, he won't be able to groom her either. It's just the 2 of us. My question is, if I get her a puppy cut (not too short), will her hair grow all the way back to its current luxurious length? It's pretty much all the way to the floor now?
I appreciate any help you guys can give me.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 10:56 AM
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Why don't you comb her on your lap?



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Why don't you comb her on your lap?
or on the kitchen table?
I do major grooming on the kitchen counter, they have 'tethers' you can get to attach under the cabinets.... if you WANT to keep her long, you've gotten through blowing coat...
not sure about the hair re growth question, hopefully a breeder will chime in that knows more.

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It will grow back. Just remember even short they need to be combed. The only difference I can tell is it takes longer on a long coat.

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Yea! You already went through the hard part. I say comb on your lap. I do it everyday.



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Or.....cut her. Remember, that it's her personality that you love too, not just her flowing coat. I'm sure she would look adorable cut a bit shorter for awhile and who knows, you might just love the look and less work.
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I don't know if having her in your lap will hurt your hip or not but it might be worth a try. That is how we do it all the time.

I hope your surgery goes well and your recovery is smooth. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's disability and mild dementia. We have been dealing with that with my dad - not an easy thing.

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