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Hair growth on face?

For those of you who have chosen to keep the hair on your Havs faces natural with no trimming, how old were your Havs when the facial hair got long enough to stay out of their eyes and lay down rather than sticking out in all directions? I want to let Leo's hair grow without trimming it but every time I turn around some well meaning person is telling me I should get his facial hair trimmed!
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He's gorgeous! I'm doing the same thing but Zelda is only 14 weeks old so I don't know how long it will take. So far nobody has offered any unsolicited grooming advice. You can train it to stay down with a little vaseline but I haven't bothered. But might be helpful to keep the comments at bay.


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I can't tell you from puppy stage, because I made the mistake of trimming it for about a year before deciding to let it grow out. At that point, I want to say it was at least 4 months, maybe 6 before it started staying downon its own. I, personally, wouldn't use vaseline. (or chap stick is the other thingpeople say to use). It's got to really gunk up the hair, and it's not water soluble. So how do you wash it out and keep that area clean? I just lived with it and ignored the fact that I couldn't see his eyes for a while. It was a pain in the next, but SO worth it. I would never cut that hair on another dog. It is SO much easier to maintain now that it is long!


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I can't tell you from puppy stage, because I made the mistake of trimming it for about a year before deciding to let it grow out. At that point, I want to say it was at least 4 months, maybe 6 before it started staying downon its own. I, personally, wouldn't use vaseline. (or chap stick is the other thingpeople say to use). It's got to really gunk up the hair, and it's not water soluble. So how do you wash it out and keep that area clean? I just lived with it and ignored the fact that I couldn't see his eyes for a while. It was a pain in the next, but SO worth it. I would never cut that hair on another dog. It is SO much easier to maintain now that it is long!
Thanks, I will continue to resist the "well meaning" comments about trimming Leo's facial hair. It makes me feel like people think I'm too dumb to know about groomers or that I'm a bad puppy mom because I don't get te hair cut on his face so he can see!


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A vet tech once told my hubby that I should trim Hanna's eyes or else she would get eye ulcers. They also told me that the long hair on her legs was trapping urine and was going to irritate the skin. I guess they thought I was keeping her gross and disgusting, but at that time I was showing her and grooming her once or twice a week.
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A vet tech once told my hubby that I should trim Hanna's eyes or else she would get eye ulcers. They also told me that the long hair on her legs was trapping urine and was going to irritate the skin. I guess they thought I was keeping her gross and disgusting, but at that time I was showing her and grooming her once or twice a week.
Seriously, people should think before they say stuff like that. Havs like Leo, Hanna and others on the forum are so cared for; wish that ALL dogs could be so lucky!!!


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