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How Long Does it Take????

Well, I think I'm doing it! I'm letting Willow's hair grow and she hasn't had a trim since her last puppy trim in September of 2019. I've never let her grow out fully. How long does it take to fully grow out? I never thought I would do it, but I had decided to let her grow out "a little" during the winter just so she would have a little more hair to keep her warm. Then we got hit with the shelter in place and groomers shut down, so she continued to grow out. Now I think she looks so cute with the longer hair plus it's not nearly so hard to comb out as I thought it would be. That is as long as I keep her pretty clean. I'm going t continue to let her grow out as long as I can manage it without much struggle. It'll be a year this coming September. Just wondering how long it'll take.



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Well, I think I'm doing it! I'm letting Willow's hair grow and she hasn't had a trim since her last puppy trim in September of 2019. I've never let her grow out fully. How long does it take to fully grow out? I never thought I would do it, but I had decided to let her grow out "a little" during the winter just so she would have a little more hair to keep her warm. Then we got hit with the shelter in place and groomers shut down, so she continued to grow out. Now I think she looks so cute with the longer hair plus it's not nearly so hard to comb out as I thought it would be. That is as long as I keep her pretty clean. I'm going t continue to let her grow out as long as I can manage it without much struggle. It'll be a year this coming September. Just wondering how long it'll take.
"They say" 3 years for a TOTAL grow-out from a shave-down. But, of course, she wasn't shaved down, and that is to the point that you can't tell at all that it was ever cut. And I am also sure that it depends on the dog. Some dogs grow coat faster than others. I have a friend who has a bitch who was put in a puppy cut when she had puppies, and has had 18 months off now, between litters. (she will probably have another litter in the fall) When I last saw her in the winter, you could have put her back in the show ring and no one would have called you on it. If you examined her closely, you could tell that her coat was once cut, because you could see the grow-out line, far down on the sides of her body. But she looked darned good. I am SURE for pet purposes, anyone would consider it "full coat" at that length!
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Just wondering how long it'll take.
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Funny! I was also going to ask for photos! I bet she looks like a million bucks!

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I'll send photos but she is due a bath and I would like to get a photo after that. Supposed to have a day coming up with a chance of rain so that would be a good day for me to do it. I'm trying to get yard work done and it seems a never ending job. I get one bed weeded and by the time I get another done, the first one needs it again. Ugh. Sometimes I can't wait for winter!



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Havanese needs 3 to 4 years to grow their hair as they are double-coated breed. They have really thick coat. So it takes some time to fully develop.
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Havanese needs 3 to 4 years to grow their hair as they are double-coated breed. They have really thick coat. So it takes some time to fully develop.
Well, it really doesn't have anything to do with being double-coated, it has to do with how long it needs to grow. It just takes a certain length of time to get that long. Some have thicker coats than others.


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Is it just my imagination or does hair grow at different rates on different parts of the body?

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Not your imagination! I am convinced that the hair on top of Shama's head grows more slowly than the hair elsewhere (e.g., on her back and legs). This is why it dismays us every time we discover she's managed to pull out a little hair from the top of her head. We imagine she's saying, "Ha! Just try to attach a cute little hair clip to that BALD SPOT!" She rubs her head on the bars of her ex pen in an effort to remove clips and (seemingly) to scratch her head when she has no clips in, but we don't think that's how she manages to actually tear hair out. We think she does that in her travel crate because she makes a lot of noise in there, digging and moving around, but we can't figure out exactly how she does it. It may be related to the hook for attaching her collar to keep her in place. We don't use that hook, and, in theory, we've tucked it out of her way ...

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