Standard Schnauzer Hairstyles
Animal file: Standard schnauzer
Schnauzers are very affectionate dogs that possess a great beauty. They have a characteristic "beard" that gives them an old-fashioned look. Their coat consists of two parts, one softer and one harder, and there are different techniques to cut their hair to maintain their great look.
From 15 months on we can begin cutting their hair to give our best friend the style that we like the most. If you want to know the best standard schnauzer hairstyles do not miss this AnimalWised article!
You will not find the famous stripping technique, used a lot with competing schnauzers. This involves pulling out the dog's dead hair. As this is a painful process we will not promote it.
The traditional Schnauzer cut
This is the typical cut of the schnauzer: their belly, neck and body have their tips cut off to leave short hair. The hair on their belly is evenly cut and the rest is layered. However, their legs are left a little longer while the head has very short hair. One of the characteristics of the schnauzer is the hair on their snout. This resembles a beard - which people leave long and just tidy up the tips to keep the cut even.
Despite its name, this is not just a cut for puppies, and your schnauzer can look lovely with this style. It's also really easy to maintain.
The hair is cut at the same length throughout the body, so that they look fluffy. We will not leave the strip of hair defined on the belly, as in the previous cut. The hair of the snout is also trimmed, giving the face a rounded shape.
This is another popular haircut for a medium/standard or miniature schnauzer. The hair of the neck, the body and the tail are shaved. The hair at the end of the legs is a little longer, although the tips are cut a little to give it a rounded shape. A strip of straight hair is left in the abdomen. The head and cheeks are also shaved to create a contrast with the beard, which is left long and is arranged by cutting the tips.
Natural hair schnauzer
A schnauzer's coat is a lovely one. They have a double coat - the interior is soft and the exterior is tougher and thicker. Many people do not like haircuts for standard schnauzers and prefer to leave them natural.
In this case you will have to brush them daily. We suggest reading our informative article on how to care for a schnauzer's coat. Remember that it may be necessary to trim a little the hairs on their face so they do not get into their eyes.
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