Teddy Bear Havanese Haircuts

The Havanese dog is a small breed of dog, native to Cuba. This tiny dog’s ancestors are said to be the Bichon and the Maltese, which originate from the Mediterranean.

The American Kennel Club recognized the breed Havanese in the mid-1990s, and ever since then — America has been obsessed with this small, adorable dog.

More than that, this breed of dog is known for its amazing long coat. The Havanese is loved all across the world and is regularly compared to teddy bears.

This dog is certainly a little teddy bear, and its long coat requires a lot of attention, otherwise, it can grow into the Havanese’s eyes.

That’s not a problem for Havanese owners, however, as they love giving these dogs remarkable haircuts.

Yep, while there are dozens of haircuts the Havanese are known for, there are 3 main Havanese haircuts that prove to be popular within the Havanese dog community.

If you’re thinking about getting a Havanese dog, then you need to be prepared for a lot of grooming. This is not a dog that needs one haircut, once a year.

Don’t let that fool you, these dogs are incredible — with great personalities and loveable spirits. Yep, if you decide to rescue, or buy a Havanese dog, you’ll definitely be happy.

Whether you’re thinking about adopting a Havanese dog, or you already have one, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the different types of hairstyles these dogs require.

So, if you want to give your pooch the best haircut in town (which, you should!), keep reading this article!

Eye Color

The eye color of a Havanese dog is fairly typical.

Usually, Havanese dogs are known for having brown eyes. If the Havanese has a black coat, or a gray coat, then it is possible that the Havanese may have blue, or green eyes.

This is not true for every Havanese dog, but occasionally, there will be some blue, or green eyes present in the Havanese breed.

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.

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.


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

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!

What is the best cut for a Havanese dog?

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.