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 continue reading this AnimalWised article.
Grooming advice for Schnauzer
If you are a lucky Schnauzer pet-companion, you know that they tend to grow long fur. That’s why every responsible pet owner must learn a few things about schnauzer grooming and haircuts. Here are some useful grooming tips for your Schnauzer:
- For comfort, keep their fur trimmed
- Brush their hair regularly
- Wash and brush their beard daily
- If you want to hand-strip their hair, allow a professional to do it
How often to cut your Schnauzer's hair
For standard and giant schnauzers, you may want to get them trimmed at least once a month. Many people also ask: bedsides brushing, how often does a mini Schnauzer have to see a groomer? These dogs require regular grooming every 4-6 weeks. This breed also requires frequent brushing and combing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, as well as clipping or hand stripping.
When can a Schnauzer get their first haircut?
Once your puppy Schnauzer is around 5-8 weeks old, it's time to take them to the groomer for the first time. However, as a puppy you must also familiarise them with an at-home grooming routine. This means brushing their hair regularly and washing their beard as puppies too. Remember that the beard often gets dirty from when they eat. So it's important we wash and brush it to take out any remaining bits of food.
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 on 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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