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I am new to the forum and will be getting my first Havanese in a couple weeks. We are considering choosing a puppy with an awesome personality but his coat looks very curly for a 7 week puppy. Has anybody had a puppy that was this curly or know of one that was this curly? I am wondering what his adult coat will look like. If it will be very curly, will I be able to blow dry out the curl? How difficult will it be to take care of? I'm wondering if I should choose a different puppy.

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[QUOTE=4kiddos;588250]I am new to the forum and will be getting my first Havanese in a couple weeks. We are considering choosing a puppy with an awesome personality but his coat looks very curly for a 7 week puppy. Has anybody had a puppy that was this curly or know of one that was this curly? I am wondering what his adult coat will look like. If it will be very curly, will I be able to blow dry out the curl? How difficult will it be to take care of? I'm wondering if I should choose a different puppy.

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I think it depends if you want to keep your Hav in full coat or in a puppy clip. My first Hav had a curly coat and after 5 years of struggling with it, I had him clipped into a puppy clip. My current Hav has the standard acceptable wavy coat and, although he is in a puppy clip now at 16 years, his coat is much easier to manage. The curly coat does have more of a tendency to mat and although blow drying may straighten it initially it will curl back up eventually. Btw, I can vouch for that from a personal perspective too as I am cursed with curly hair. The only way I can keep the curls out is to keep my hair short.

That being said, would I get another curly coat Hav if his/her personality was what I wanted, the answer is most likely yes, although I would have to think twice about it. However, it would not be a definite deal breaker for me.

Good luck with your decision and keep us posted. He is adorable.


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Oh how cute!!!!! Looks so much like my Sammi!!! I kept her in full coat until 9 months and then went with short cut. I just could not keep up with the mats despite combing twice a day. We are in Alabama and even in February she was so much happier. The short coat turned out so pretty with the curly coat. Looks like crushed velvet! I wish I knew how to post a pic from my phone.


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huh. Have you been to the breeders house? Met the parents? Seen where the pups live?
As far as curly coat goes... be prepared to keep your pup in a short cut... most good breeders will rarely, if ever have a true curly coat in thier line.

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huh. Have you been to the breeders house? Met the parents? Seen where the pups live?
As far as curly coat goes... be prepared to keep your pup in a short cut... most good breeders will rarely, if ever have a true curly coat in thier line.
My brother has a curly Hav. He loves him. He just has to keep him in a puppy cut. Most people think he's a poodle and it drives my brother nuts! He bought his Hav from a good breeder, so I think it happens from time to time, but don't think it's the norm for good breeders to have curly Havs....Also, his pup did not hav curly hair until he blew coat. As a pup his coat was straight.





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Sometimes you don't know until the adult coat comes out. That's what happened with our first stud dog, Trip. If one carries two copies of curly, it will be curly to start with. If it carries only one, it can modify the coat. It's always been mostly a guessing game until they came out with the DNA testing for coat type.
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Sometimes you don't know until the adult coat comes out. That's what happened with our first stud dog, Trip. If one carries two copies of curly, it will be curly to start with. If it carries only one, it can modify the coat. It's always been mostly a guessing game until they came out with the DNA testing for coat type.
Bailey must have had one copy of the curly gene, as he was not curly from the get go. I don't remember whether it happened before or after blowing coat, as it's been a long, long time, but I tend to think it was more his adult coat than puppy coat.


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Bear has what our neighbor describes as 'curly trousers'. His hair gets curly around the rear half, but when he's just been groomed or brushed out it looks more wavy. He has had a short cut since we got him a month ago, but I've seen pictures of when he had longer hair and it was more wavy than curly. So I think once it gets longer the weight will kinda pull the curl out. My brother actually used to keep his hair long or real short to get rid of his curls. The weight of the longer length kept it from being too curly, and it also made it easier to create a really nice mohawk. ;-)
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I had a curly boy, Rolo that I kept in a nice short cut. He was the sweetest boy and I loved his curly hair!


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He is a cutie pie. And black and tans are nice. Just depends on if you want a long coat or not. I think the ones with curly hair look good short . Let us know what you decide.

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