I have tried putting him in different coats to protect his own coat from water and mud and grass, but they actually cause as much matting as the elements do. Also collars mat and tangle his hair. Does anybody else have this problem with their Havanese? I’ve been told that their adult coat is easier to groom, but it takes 2 of us about half an hour a day (one to hold, one to brush) and he hates it, and he still gets mats of tangled fur around his neck where the collar goes. Is it just something we have to live with? I never bathe him before brushing him, but he loves to go for long walks in the forest, where he gets muddy and wet in our English weather. If anyone knows how to keep these wonderful dogs mat-free, I’d love to hear from you, and Darby will be eternally grateful too!