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There is absolutely NO reason not to bathe your Havanese as often as you want, as long as you use a mild shampoo and conditioner combined (a good one is Chris Christensen Pro-Line Fair Advantage) or a mild shampoo followed by a good conditioner.
Our dogs do not have the oils in their coats that sporting and herding type dogs do, so there is no worry about stripping those oils from the coat. Their coats are actually much easier to maintain if they are kept nice and clean. My three get bathed about weekly. The puppy sometimes gets bathed a little more often, because she is blowing coat, the older to sometimes get stretched to about 10 days. Almost never longer than that, though.
If I need a no-rinse shampoo in between, I use Chris Christensen Self-Rinse. If they are relatively clean, but roll in something stinky, I wipe them down with Nature's Miracle Wipes
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