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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-24-2008, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't found a discussion concerning the Havanese beard. I'm not sure if that's the correct term but I'm talking about the hair on the muzzle.

Bella is nearly 8 months and she gets a bath once a week. I found some great shampoo at a health food store that not only is gentle but it also makes her puppy fur silky and it resists mats. She gets brushed and combed often but no matter what I do, her muzzle fur sticks out to the side.

I've trimmed her all over but haven't touched the face much. She looks balanced but we want her to look like a Havanese and that look is in the face, I think. Any way, that beard will always fly up and even pokes her in the eyes. Am I doing something wrong; will that problem go away?

Bella couldn't look ugly if she tried. Even with her beard looking like she just ran into a wall, she's adorable. But she must have nightmares about these big fingers always reaching out to fix her beard! Thanks for your help.
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Billy has a similar mustache issue-- it always seems to be cockeyed, especially after sleeping-- he recently got groomed and it was trimmed, but it still sticks out! I think it gives him some character!
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It's the muzzle hair you are talking about, the beard is under the chin....I think!! Anyway, Izzy's does the same thing and I can't get it to lie, I don't have answers....sorry!

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Definitely need pictures to help you with this!
I can't imagine the beard flying up and poking her in the eyes.
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Ah, the errant moustache. Milo has to constantly face me coming at him trying to tame his moustache that often spikes up toward his eyes or looks clicked together. It's the hardest thing to keep looking good. I suspect it's a common problem, especially if they drink water from a bowl, as Milo does.

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They sell this spray wax that I LOVE for ponytails, it tames stray hairs without having to use hairspray and make your ponytail all sticky and hard. lol, Ok..back to my point. This is the stuff I use:

But I also put a little under Gucci's eyes on that hair and it keeps it down and out of her eyes without it seeming like there is a product on her hair. It works GREAT on taming any stray hair.

I'm sure there are other brands, but give a hair wax product a try. I think it'll work.

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Kara, you always have such great grooming tips. Thanks, I ordered a bottle. Of course, shipping cost as much as the product did, LOL, so I'll have to look for it locally too.

nancyf, I'm in the same boat with Rudy.

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Thank you! You know, I just stumble on to these 'ideas' that end up working. You'll love the stuff for YOU too. Especially if you pull your hair back in a ponytail or barette and want to smooth it out.

OR, if you put alot in your hair, it gives you that 'day at the beach' sort of look, but what I like about it for Gucci, is there really isn't much of a smell to it, so it doesnt' bother her, and she won't try to rub it off on the couch like some other sprays/conditioners,etc.

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Sully has the same issue, but I know why. I groom him, he rubs his face on the ground. I think he does it to drive me crazy.

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