New member hand stripping a black Schnauzer puppy

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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Paulik
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New member hand stripping a black Schnauzer puppy

Post by Paulik » 09 Aug 2019, 00:38

Hi! Just found the forum. 14 years of owning schnauzers here and we just got our 9 week old black schnauzer pup Oliver. I hadn't ever heard of hand stripping and always wondered how the pictures on google had such different coats than ours that we clipped. Now i know! I want to start him off hand stripped. Guess i got a lot to learn.

The Schnauzer isn't a very popular breed in America and i have only been able to find 1 groomer who is no longer hand stripping but is teaching an apprentice :(

Pups here do not get their full vaccinations until 12 weeks though so I haven't taken him anywhere other dogs have been. I'm trying to get him used to the slicker brush in these 3 weeks at home so by the time he is able to go to the groomer he may be more ready.

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Re: New member hand stripping a black Schnauzer puppy

Post by Schnauzer Sam » 09 Aug 2019, 12:04

Hi Steve, welcome to you and Oliver.

There may be a few exceptions but I think that most of us with hand stripped schnauzers on the forum do it ourselves and probably are all self taught with help from others with more experience.

I found that this video on YouTube was a great help when I started off and search the forum for other advice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dN93mPero8

I started carding my second mini at 8 weeks every Wed and Sat and was amazed at how much puppy fluff and undercoat came out. There's a thread on here with pics of her most months for the first year (she's now 13 months old) viewtopic.php?f=26&t=23770&start=45

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Re: New member hand stripping a black Schnauzer puppy

Post by Dawnspell » 09 Aug 2019, 12:50

Another self taught groomer here. Have a look through the grooming posts theres lots of tips and advice. To have a groomer hand strip will probably be very expensive.

Jasper is 15 weeks and I started giving a tug at around 9 weeks. Ive been stripping his jacket on a weekly basis. He doesn't really have undercoat so I don't card. If Oliver is quite fluffy then he needs carding
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Re: New member hand stripping a black Schnauzer puppy

Post by Paulik » 09 Aug 2019, 20:17

Oh that's great to know that there are so many self learners! More resources for us new to this. I look forward to interacting with you all :)

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Re: New member hand stripping a black Schnauzer puppy

Post by Oscar 12345 » 12 Aug 2019, 12:28

Hello sweet Oliver. Self taught on the stripping here too.
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