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Curly puppy help
[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.
Thanks for the help.
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.
Mary (miss you, Bailey-1996-2011 and Tyler-1997-2015)