Also see: Havanese Health
CH R'Gang's Lena Horne
CH R'Gang's Buster at Rockhust
Above, R'Gang Havanese are featured on the cover of "From
Nose To Tail", the
premier grooming handbook for Havanese owners and handlers around the
Grooming the Havanese
The coat of a Havanese is typcially long and silky, wavy, or slightly
curled, and contain varying amounts of a "cotton" texture.
The coat isn't trimmed for the show ring except for nominal
scissoring of foot hair and for hygenic cleanliness. Pet Havanese are often
clipped or scissored down to a "sporty"
In general, you will need a pin brush, a wide-toothed comb and a
slicker brush. The slicker brush is used on tough tangles, otherwise use
the pin brush for normal daily brushing, because the slicker brush can
be too harsh on the Havanese coat. When purchasing your brushes and scissors,
go for the highest quality you can afford and grooming your Havanese will
become a pleasure you and your dog will come to enjoy!
For a natural Havanese appearance, begin by brushing through the
entire coat to remove any tangles. Then comb the coat through with a wide-toothed
When the Havanese shakes out his coat, it should fall
naturally down the middle of his back in a parting. Do not try to make
a perfectly straight part. Although, topknots are not used in the show
ring, at home, a topknot can be used to hold the coat up and away from
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Please consider adopting a rescue Havanese from Havanese Rescue, Inc.
Websites of Interest to Havanese Fanciers
The following links are to websites that contain useful information
on Havanese, training and caring for your dog:
What Is A Show Brace?
A Show Brace is when you connect two dogs that look similar together. The idea is that they then must move and respond as if they were one dog, or as similarly as possible. They are judged on how similar they act and how similar they look as well as correct Havanese conformation.
The gorgeous chocolate Havanese brace above belongs to Robin Mosher of HAVANA SILK DOGS, located in Palm Desert, California.
Click on the images below to download the posters:
Above is a delightful painting of R'Gang Havanese, "Secret" - truly captures the personality of this cute dog. Artist is Robin Mosher of HAVANA SILK DOGS, located in Palm Desert, California.
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