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So I took my new baby to the groomers yesterday. And the groomer said she would have to shave her all the way down because she was so matted.
I said ok please do what is right for her. I have only owned this baby for 3 days. Anyway it took about 1 and half hours for her grooming. When I went to pick her up she was sure enough....bald! She sure looks a lot different but the hair will grow back. I put a little shirt on her and she has a coat to go outside. I need some more clothes for her. The groomer said she was so matted up that it was like taking a matted coat off of her. with all her hair she looks havaneese but when she is shaved with this long wispy white tale people continue to say she is cute but what kind of dog is that. when I say havaneese they go "what"?

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So I took my new baby to the groomers yesterday. And the groomer said she would have to shave her all the way down because she was so matted.
I said ok please do what is right for her. I have only owned this baby for 3 days. Anyway it took about 1 and half hours for her grooming. When I went to pick her up she was sure enough....bald! She sure looks a lot different but the hair will grow back. I put a little shirt on her and she has a coat to go outside. I need some more clothes for her. The groomer said she was so matted up that it was like taking a matted coat off of her. with all her hair she looks havaneese but when she is shaved with this long wispy white tale people continue to say she is cute but what kind of dog is that. when I say havaneese they go "what"?
Ha! A lot of people don't have a clue what a Havanese is, so don't be surprised if you still get that reaction after her hair grows back!

You did the right thing for her. Now you can start taking care of her hair properly from scratch. And I bet she's a cutie even without hair!

There is a thread on the forum where a groomer who used to post here regularly purposely shaved her Havanese, and then let him grow out, giving us weekly (or maybe monthly… I can't remember for sure!) updates on him growing out, so people had an idea of what to expect. I'll try to find it for you.


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Here it is:

http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthr...ighlight=Louis


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Congratulations! She is very cute... The hair will grow back and she will be a fluffy puppy again. My groomer would say this the perfect time to start from the beginning. I would invest in a Chris Christensen slicker brush, butter comb and face & feet comb. When they are puppies it is pretty easy to keep them mat free if combed every day. Before she goes to the groomers again make sure she is mat free or she may be shaved again. I would find a groomer where you can stay and watch the grooming. There is a lot great grooming tips here on HF. Enjoy your new baby girl

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Good advice to buy quality tools, and CC is the best! But I would not use a slicker on a shaved dog… it's too sharp against the skin. For the time being just comb her… even though she won't really need it for a while, if you start doing it every day now, she'll be used to the process by the time her hair is long enough for it to be critical!


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Thank you Krandall for the link I can't wait to look at it!! What a nice thing this groomer did to let us know how your dog will be after she is buzzed.

Thank you Heather...I wish I took a peak while she was being groomed. She said it was like taking a coat off of her..she was that matted up.

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great photos in link!

Thank you now I have an idea how fast my baby's hair will grow after her being shaved.

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Your right Karen about the slicker being not a good thing now. I was just thinking about the future. Truffles is 13 months and I really only need a comb except a slicker for her paws. Scout is definitely a slicker kind of guy

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Thank you everyone for great advice! And what comb & brush to get.
I brush her every morning I am trying to get a routine going here.

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what is a CC?

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