Learn more about Havanese dog shedding and grooming
Grooming and Havanese dog shedding
The Havanese has a hairlike coat rather than the fur coat most dog breeds possess. Because of this, they are often referred to as “nonshedding.” In reality, they do shed but their hairs become trapped in their coat. These trapped hairs can quickly grow into mats if their coats are not brushed out daily. It is important to keep up on your dog’s grooming in order to prevent mats from developing. Mats can cause pain and discomfort and even lead to infection.
For more information on grooming your Havanese, please check our Grooming submenu at the top of the page to find our sites on grooming adult Havanese and grooming Havanese puppies. Additionally, we have pages on their Coat Colors and Shedding that may be useful to you.
Are Havanese hypoallergenic?
The Havanese is often referred to as a “hypoallergenic” breed, which may be slightly misleading. People aren’t allergic to one uniform dog allergen; you may be allergic to something in their dander, you may be allergic to something in their saliva, you may be allergic to both! It is important to clarify what dog allergen you are allergic to as this will affect whether any breed could be “hypoallergenic” for you.
Most people allergic to dogs are allergic to their dander, and if you fall into that category, then good news! The average Havanese dog produces significantly less dander than most other dog breeds. How much dander they produce differs by dog, so you may be more allergic to one individual Havanese than another. To learn more, read our article here.
Check out our Havanese locator; we’ll help you find Havanese breeders near you
Looking for great reputable Havanese breeders near you? We can help you find one! Whatever your needs or wants in a breeder and dog, we’re here to help. To get started, simply contact us through our Havanese locator.
Additionally, you can use our services to find groomers and more near you
Whether you already have a Havanese or are getting your first, a good local groomer experienced with the breed will be an invaluable tool. Check out our directory to browse listings and get in touch with breeders near you.