The Havanese is a popular family dog, but the long hair of the breed can be a challenge for the average pet owner to maintain. This pet trim will be sure to please even the most discerning pet parents.
Before you start the haircut, use a #15 blade to gently clip the sanitary and rectum, and a #30 blade to gently clip the pads.
Fig 1) To begin, use a straight or curved shear to trim a neat line around the feet being careful not to expose the toenails.
Fig 2) Brush the hair on the neck up towards the head and use a #1 or #0 snap-on comb to clip down the front, back and sides of the neck, skimming off at the shoulders.
Fig 3) Then brush the body hair towards the neck and continue clipping down the back and around the ribcage.
Fig 4) Moving to the legs, brush the hair on the rear legs up and clip down the outside of the rear legs
Fig 5) Using your clipper, create a contour down the back of the rear legs, stopping just above the hocks.
Fig 6) Then use your thinning shears and comb to even out the body and blend any visible clipper lines.
Fig 7) Next, use your thinning shears to trim a curved line from the tuck-up to the foot following the bend of the knee.
Fig 8) To layer the outside of the rear leg, use your thinning shears and comb.
Fig 9) Then use your thinning shears to smooth the contour you clipped out on the back of the rear leg.
Fig 10) Finally, use your thinning shears and comb to blend the front and sides of the shoulders into the front legs.
Fig 11) To shape the legs, part the hair on the top of the front leg and use your thinning shears to cut a straight line up the outside edge of the leg.
Fig 12) Next, use your thinning shears to cut a straight line up the inside of the front leg.
Fig 13) Then, comb all the leg hair down towards the back of the leg and use your thinning shears to cut a straight line up the back of the front leg to the elbow.
Fig 14) Moving to the head, use your thinning shears to trim the hair in front of and between the eyes.
Fig 15) Gather all the hair on the top of the head between your fingers and use your thinning shears to trim the hair from above the eyes back towards the occiput.
Fig 16) Next, comb the hair on top of the head forward over the eyes and trim a visor using your thinning shears.
Fig 17) Holding the ears over the head, use your thinning shears to blend the hair under the ears into the cheeks and around the neck.
Fig 18) Then comb the muzzle and cheek hair down and trim evenly across the chin and jawline and taper the hair up towards the nose.
Fig 19) To finish, comb the ears down and trim evenly with thinning shears for a softer look.✂️