Havanese Teddy Bear Cut Vs Puppy Cut

The Havanese Teddy Bear Cut is similar to the Puppy Cut above, however, hair is kept a little longer all over (up to three inches), except for on the head, where the hair is fluffy and cut into a teddy bear-inspired rounded shape.

The Havanese Teddy Bear Cut

Now, let’s look at the Teddy Bear Cut Havanese style.

The Teddy Bear Cut is designed to do the same thing. That is, have us oohing and aahing over our cute little dog just as we did when he/she was a puppy.

For the Havanese Teddy Bear haircut, the hair on both the face and the legs is usually left longer to give a puffed, rounded look. Consequently, this hairstyle, in contrast to the Puppy Cut, probably means more frequent visits to the grooming salon to maintain.

A Video Demonstration of Havanese Grooming

I think this YoTube video demonstrates how to groom a Havanese dog the right way as well as how to cut Havanese hair. Not only that it also shows how to do it with maximize comfort for you as well as the dog.

Clipping faces, in particular around the eyes, is always tricky. This video provides a good demo of grooming Havanese face hair as well as how to groom the back, belly, tail and paws.

You can see from the video that the groomer suggests a full groom every 2 to 3 months. You just need to look past the ads in the video to see how valuable the content is.

This little Havanese is a sheer delight to watch, so affectionate but most importantly absolutely at ease with being clipped. Well, at least until it came to nail clipping and I don’t know any dog that is entirely okay about having their toe nails trimmed. But the groomer manages this task as well as the other grooming tasks. She uses a harness which keeps the dog in position without adding to any discomfort whatsoever.

You would have noticed right at the end of the video some brief tips on how to keep Havanese hair from matting in particular the ears.

This little Havanese boy dog looks truly handsome by the end of his clipping and grooming.

Lets look at 3 of the traditional Havanese haircuts, styles that are often requested.

First we will look at the Havanese Puppy Cut vs the Teddy Bear Cut style before moving on to the Havanese Short cut.

This is a cut that is intended to duplicate the cuteness that we all see in puppies when they have such a short, fine coat of hair. So this means we are probably looking at a Havanese puppy coat length of about 1/2 inch to 1 inch and this would be all over the body and legs. The result? A cute little dog that you simply want to pick up and cuddle.

Depending on the owner’s preference, hair around the face might be left a little longer.

I think Havanese Puppy Cuts look absolutely adorable. What’s not to like?

Some groomers prefer a 5 or a 6 guard on their dog grooming clippers to effect this style.


Interestingly, the Havanese breed has an incredible arrangement of variety in the color of its coats. There’s pretty much every shade possible with Havanese dogs.

Here are some of the most common coat colors:

  • Cream Havanese: Cream is a very common color for Havanese dogs. It’s pretty uncommon for a Havanese dog to be pure white, but cream dogs will almost always have some pure white streaks in their coat. There may even be caramel hues.
  • Black Havanese: Black is another common color for Havanese dogs. The coat may be pure black, jet black, charcoal black, or even silvery black. It’s also very common to have a range of hues, even with black Havanese dogs.
  • Black and White Havanese: Black and white Havanese dogs can be present within Havanese breeds. It’s common for this color to show up in patches, but this can also show up as spots.
  • Chocolate Havanese: There are tons of different shades of brown that are common with a Havanese dog, but chocolate brown is very common. Light brown and dark brown are also fairly common colors.
  • FAQ

    What is the difference between a teddy bear cut and a puppy cut?

    The wavy coat of the Havanese is ideally suited to this adorable style, especially if your pet’s coat is prone to mats and knots. With the Puppy cut, the dog’s body hair is shaved to a ½ inch or ¾ inch all-over. The face, ears, and tail are trimmed with scissors so that it resembles a plume.

    Are Havanese hair straight or curly?

    Teddy bear cuts are similar to puppy cuts in that they involve an even cut around the whole body. The only difference is that they’re geared more towards curly-haired dogs like Poodles, Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, and any other -oodle you can think of!

    How long does a teddy bear cut last?

    Coat Color And Grooming

    The Havanese coat is thick but silky, soft, and light, and it doesn’t shed easily. The coat is long and ranges from straight to curly, although wavy is considered the ideal for the show ring. It comes in white, black, black and tan, sable, gray, and a myriad of other colors and markings.