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So, I am seriously considering going ahead and getting Gabby a puppy cut. Her matting is getting the best of me. My question is, I live in a small town, and no one around here has even seen a havanese, so, how do I explain to them how to do her? Do they just use the shears on them? Do you cut the face, head,beard, tail? Sorry, just need to know how to get a correct cut, and not wacked up, lol. Any help appreciated. Thanks
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Find some pictures of what you like and bring them with you. I did that. I also brought pics of what I DIDN'T like.

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If Gabby is very matted, they will shave. Keep ears long, tail long, keep a little of the feathery on the legs. Whatever you tell them, be prepared....they usually don't do what you ask them. Remember hair grows. Gabby will be fluffy and cute by a month's time after the trim.



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I did the same thing was thinking of a puppy cut for weeks. I even had wanted to become a groomer because I thought it was fun. I absolutely was at my wits end when all of a sudden the coat change was over. I'm having the same problems now and it has only been about 5mo.
Maddie has a funny Havanese coat. Her main body has only grown about 2 to 3 inches and she is 18 mo old. She takes me about half the time but no matter what you do they still get mats with a puppy cut. The only real easy coat would be very short. To me the best picture of a puppy cut is to bring in a picture of Gabby when She was about 4mo old. That is the look I love the best.
All the mats have to be out and about a 3 inch blade attachment. I don't think a pet smart can do that type of cut. It would be best to find someone who will do a custom job and maybe pay a bit more.

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I had Tillie shaved DOWN when blowing coat got the best of us... LOL she was pitiful looking, naked and all, BUT it does grow back fast! I had them keep her tail, ears and face AS IS... she looked like a bobble head for awhile ... LOL

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Gabby is not matted. I comb her every day, constantly............I am just scared of doing it, and what she will look like. I know it will grow out in time, just hate to ruin her meantime, lol
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Gabby is not matted. I comb her every day, constantly............I am just scared of doing it, and what she will look like. I know it will grow out in time, just hate to ruin her meantime, lol
Lol, she won't be ruined! There are a few million (ok, slight exaggeration) 'horror' stories here on the forum of bad grooming experiences, but, as everybody here will say, hair grows. It's only *you* that will notice the hair cut if it is bad - the dogs themselves couldn't care less lol.

(In fact, you don't even have to take your dog to the groomer to get hit with a horrible grooming experience. Ceylon (whom I want to show, so his hair should never be clipped) was about 5 months old when his puppy sitter decided, without consulting me, to trim his topknot off. I was SOOOO mad. And the truth is, I still wonder how he would look without his bangs having been trimmed then, but, they have grown back quite a bit and I certainly don't love him any less.)

Bring pictures, and be very clear if you don't want certain places touched or trimmed too much (nose, ears, beard, tail, whatever). Chances are, you will like the result if you go in prepared to a good groomer - and, regardless, Gabby will be much easier to keep brushed, and will still be as cute as button!
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I would never have known that Rosie had the ticking gene if I had not had her in a puppy cut when she was blowing coat. I would post the picture if I could find it on my computer.

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Thanks yall, I would love to see that pic if you find it. I am still waiting for my grand daughter to be born, so, until then, I cant go anywhere to get it done. It is about 40 minutes to go anywhere to find someone to do it.
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I would never have known that Rosie had the ticking gene if I had not had her in a puppy cut when she was blowing coat. I would post the picture if I could find it on my computer.
Here is the thread where you posted them before, Lucile.

http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthr...=Belton&page=2


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