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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Is this normal? Is it shedding?

I have a 12 week old female Havanese. She has not been shedding, per se, but earlier today I was brushing her for the first time and A TON of her hair/fur came out in the brush. I brushed her until no more came out. She is almost entirely white on her body, and since I've brushed her I have noticed I can see her pink skin through her hair/fur. I was told that at around this age this can be normal, that her newborn puppy coat is probably coming out and her new fur will come in and eventually her fur will be back thick. Is this accurate?
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I don't know. I haven't heard of this. They blow coat between their puppy and adult coats, but that's MUCH later... 10 months or so. Certainly my dog never lost hair as a small puppy. I think I'd check with a vet.

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hmmmmm.. my first thought is, what kind of 'brush' are you using?
A small amount coming out when you brush/COMB them is okay, this sounds like more than a small amount though. They DO lose thier puppy coat, but NOT at that young age, closer to 9-11 months old... can you send us a picture, like before and after, maybe with the brush you are using?? Hoping it's something simple!

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Maddie lost a bunch of hair about that age and the doctor decided it was a seasonal allergies. Her hair follicles were compromised for some reason she also had dry skin. I noticed this fall she is losing a lot more hair than last fall. She otherwise seems fine no itching or anything. I also don't use any type of flea or tick prevention. The sisters have been fine without. I stopped because I was worried that may have caused the hair loss and never used it again.

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My boys are 2 and 4 years. Everytime I comb I always get hair in the combs and hair on me.

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All dogs shed to some degree, our dogs do not have the same kind of under coat as a Lhasa or Shih Tzu who do start losing their baby coats at this age, and the new hair grows in fast, but the Havanese coat has a mixed undercoat hard to explain...haven't had a enough coffee. The undercoat sheds faster and comes out with brushing, this is good because this is the hair that can cause matting. When I wash my white/gold girl I see her pick skin and when the sun hits it in just the right way you see it, yet she has a nice coat. I would not worry, unless it is coming out in patches. You might call your breeder for some reassurance.

Our dogs do not have fur that smells, they have low dander, but if your husband takes your gold or white Havenese for a ride, two days later when you get in the car...those long blonde hairs sticking to the seat are "not" from another woman.

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