Edie's grooming journey begins

Grooming is an important part of looking after your Schnauzer. Regular grooming will help keep your Schnauzer healthy and comfortable and you will spot potential problems early. Whether you decide to clip or strip your Schnauzer, help is on hand. Schnauzers are generally a non-shedding breed and will require a fair amount of grooming to get rid of dead hair.
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Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

Post by Dawnspell » 04 Sep 2018, 20:44

I wouldn't worry about the ears. I think Barney was around 6 months before I shaved them, just kept trimming the edges a bit.

Are you going to try stripping the top of her head or shaving? It took ages for any wire to come on the head from the eyebrows up towardş the ears. He's now a bit of a hybrid. I rake it, strip a few out and shave so it's a right mix up
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Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 04 Sep 2018, 23:22

Edie seems to tolerate the head tugs better than Rosie does so I'll try and strip it. I can always fall back on clipping the head if all else fails.
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Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 12 Sep 2018, 12:27

Edie continues to be carded a couple of times a week and her P&S wire coat is coming through below the puppy coat. In parts, her puppy coat is coming off with the undercoat and she is beginning to look really scruffy in parts. Someone stopped me in the street and was really surprised that Rosie and Edie were the same breed. He said that Edie looks like she's been dragged through a hedge backwards. I thought that was a little harsh :)

Here's a pic of the back of her neck - I'm pulling the puppy coat aside

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Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

Post by Oscar 12345 » 12 Sep 2018, 12:46

Sam, lol, it's surely the ugly duckling scenario and the swan will be revealed in due course. I did find that even when pups body/jacket is looking a little bit shall we say "not at it's best" a tidy face/ears/furnishings etc. will carry you through the hedge backwards stage. I can't remember whether you are clipping Edie's head but I clipped ears/cheeks, head, bottom, trimmed paws etc. within a few weeks of getting Otto so that he looked reasonably smart. I did get worried though when he was teething and his ears went all over the place and I worried about whether I should have kept the weight on his ears. All was ok though and they eventually landed in the right place. Yes, I agree a bit harsh for Edie. I can definitely see the wire showing on that photo.
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Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

Post by Dawnspell » 12 Sep 2018, 18:48

That's looking good. Can't really tell from photo is the wire looking as though she's going to stay dark?
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Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 12 Sep 2018, 21:13

Dawnspell wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 18:48
That's looking good. Can't really tell from photo is the wire looking as though she's going to stay dark?
I'm not convinced that she will :(
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Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 15 Sep 2018, 10:42

Just finished my Saturday grooming. Rosie's had her card and strip, Edie has had a tidy up on the ears, butt and skirt and has also been carded. Here's how she's looking now.


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Re: Edie's grooming journey begins

Post by Oscar 12345 » 15 Sep 2018, 11:54

...and the swan slowly emerges from the hedge :) Adorable Sam, good job.
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