Havanese Haircuts

Reviewed By Julie •  Updated: 09/07/22 •  6 min read
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Havanese Haircuts

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Are you the pet parent of a Havanese? If so, you’re pretty familiar with the fact that your fur baby needs to be groomed regularly!

If you’re stuck looking for a new haircut for your fur baby, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together a list of Havanese haircuts that may be just the thing for your Havanese dog! Let’s get started!

Before we get into haircuts for Havanese, we’ll do a quick review of the Havanese dog breed!

What is a Havanese?

The Havanese are descended from dogs that were taken to Cuba from Spain. The first dogs made their way to Cuba in 1492. From then on, Spanish settlers began living on the island nation, bringing their small dogs with them. Over time, their small dogs bred with other dogs on the island, creating the Havanese dog breed!

The Havanese is an adorable, affectionate dog that has a loving personality. They don’t care if you’re part of the family, a stranger, or a family friend. Everyone is considered to be a friend to this dog, even other dogs and cats!

Havanese are sometimes called Velcro dogs because of their tendency to stay with their pet parents most of the time. They are very loving and loyal dogs; however, when they’re left alone for too long, they may develop separation anxiety. This can lead to unwanted behaviors such as chewing, digging, and more.

These dogs are smart and quite trainable. They’re often used as assistance and therapy, to sniff out mold and termites, and even act like clowns as performance dogs. And that’s a good thing, because these small dogs need some way to get rid of excess energy. They are very energetic little dogs. They excel at dog sports and competitions for this reason.

Havanese have a thick, silky coat that doesn’t shed very much. Their long coats may be curly or straight, though wavy coats are considered the ideal for showing these beautiful dogs. They come in black, white, black & tan, black & sable, gray, and other colors.

These dogs are great family dogs and do well with kids of all ages. They also get along great with other dogs and pets. However, the dogs are very small and can be easily hurt, so kids should be taught how to safely play with these beautiful dogs.

The Havanese usually stands between 8 to 11 inches tall and weighs between 7 to 13 lbs. They have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.

OK, with this background information about Havanese, we’re ready to get to those haircuts we promised!

Havanese Haircuts

Here’s our list of Havanese haircuts that you can choose from! Some of these aren’t quite haircuts but are styles you may also choose for your fur baby.

1. Cording

For this hairstyle, it’s essential to let your small dog’s fur grow out naturally and to develop cords. These resemble dreadlocks. While the fur will naturally cord, you can also train the fur by bathing the dog every two weeks and twisting the fur into locks. This helps keep fur from matting and forms it into fluffy spirals.

This is a process that needs a lot of patience—it can take up to two years and plenty of commitment to achieve this Havanese hairstyle.

If you’re not sure how to do this hairstyle correctly, it’s best to find a professional dog groomer that works with Havanese dogs.

2. Natural Coat

This is another hairstyle that can be done naturally. Just allow your fur baby’s fur to grow out naturally. Let the waves develop freely and only take care of tangles with regular brushing.

During the summer, it’s important to make sure your Havanese’s long fur isn’t making him too hot. You want to avoid causing heat stroke in your dog with a hairdo that’s too warm in the summer.

3. Puppy Cut

The puppy coat is as cute as it sounds! This haircut is created with dog clippers. Just clip the hair to the same length all over, but keep the fur between one and two inches long. That’s just long enough to keep the fur in good condition and tangle-free.

The puppy coat is a favorite for its simplicity and the cute factor. And this haircut may be more comfortable for your dog in the warmer summer months.

4. Teddy Bear Cut

The Teddy Bear Cut is very similar to the puppy cut; however, the dog’s fur is kept longer all over. Some people allow the fur to be about three inches long all over, except on the dog’s head. There, the hair is allowed to be fluffy and cut to make the dog look like a teddy bear.

While three inches is a common length for this haircut, you can trim the dog’s hair to any length. It’s cute no matter what! However, the dog may feel more comfortable in the summer with a cut that’s somewhat shorter.

5. Kennel Cut

The Kennel cut is even more simple than the previous haircuts for Havanese! Here’s a cut you and your fur baby will love when the weather’s hot. It will keep your canine companion more comfortable and cool.

The kennel cut can be maintained at home with a pair of scissors. Because the Havanese’s hair grows fast, it will be necessary to trim his hair on a regular basis.

6. The Topknot Trim

Talk about adorable! What could be cuter than a Havanese with a topknot? All you have to do is leave the dog’s hair longer on the top of the head  (or ask the groomer to do so). Then gather this fur together and use a hair fastener to create a topknot! How cute is that?

Many pet parents add bows, ribbons, or other cute accessories to their Havanese’s topknot hairdos. We have to say this is one of the most adorable hairdos for dogs!

Summing It Up

So, there you have it! If you’re looking for a way to do your Havanese’s hair, one of these cute dos will surely fit the bill! Each one is sweet and works with the dog’s natural fur.

What cute ways to dress up your little Havanese fur baby!

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.