Havanese: The right care for the dog

The Havanese is small, friendly and robust and its maintenance is not too complicated. No wonder that the little dog with the sunny character is such a popular family animal. Here you can find out what you should consider when it comes to care and maintenance. The long coat of the Havanese needs a lot of care - Image: Shutterstock / Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH

It is very important that you pay a lot of attention to the grooming of your Havanese. Start with it when your dog is still small so that grooming with a brush and the like is something quite normal for him from the start.

Long-haired Havanese: How to groom the fur

Even if the Havanese is a dog with little undercoat, its long fur can cling and matt. To prevent this, you should carefully brush it regularly, preferably several times a week. Use either a coarse-toothed comb or a brush with long, widely spaced bristles.

It is important that they reach the hairline with her, because once the beautiful Havanese fur mattes, it is difficult or impossible to untangle it again.

Further care tips for the robust little four-legged friend

Some Havanese tend to water their eyes a little - in this case, clean the area around the eye with a soft cloth dampened with warm water and dab with a dry cloth. A healthy, balanced dog diet ensures that your pet stays as fit and agile as it is - please do not overfeed the loving little dog, because overweight harms it.

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Overall, the Havanese is usually a healthy, unresponsive dog. Like all small dogs, the Havanese should not climb too many stairs, because this is not good for his spine and bones. If you live very high up, you should, for your health, carry it up the stairs or take the elevator with it.

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