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Sounds like he is starting to "blow coat", which is the normal change over from puppy coat to adult coat in a Havanese. It is REALLY important that you THOROUGHLY comb him out at least daily, down to the skin until he is through this period. If not, he will develop large mats, and will probably need to be shaved.
Once a week brushing just isn't enough for a long coated breed, unless you have him kept trimmed into a puppy cut. But the daily thorough grooming is even more important through this transitional period.
Kodi has a relatively easy coat as Havanese go, and as an adult, I COULD let him go a few days between thorough comb-outs, but I usually groom him daily, because I like him to look nice. He also gets bathed weekly, as the cleaner his coat is, the less it is likely to mat.
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