Cheap Way to Groom a Schnauzer Yourself

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Schnauzers, a breed of dogs originating from Germany, are well-known for their unique bearded snouts. There are three distinct breeds, which are the standard, giant and miniature Schnauzers. The Schnauzer is an active dog that requires exercise, a healthy diet and regular grooming. The same grooming techniques are required for each of the three breeds. Grooming can be costly; fortunately, there are cheap ways to groom your Schnauzer at home.

Things You'll Need

  • Grooming brush
  • Shampoo
  • Blow dryer
  • Scissors
  • Nail clipper
  • Brush your Schnauzer's face, leg and other areas of the body to remove mat using a pet grooming brush.

  • Shampoo your dog with a mild dog shampoo, then dry it thoroughly with a blow-dryer set on the lowest setting.

  • Trim your Schnauzer's fur with a medium range clipper. Determine how low you want to cut the fur, then choose the appropriate size blade. Size 8 or 10 is recommended for a more even look.

  • Move the clipper downward, starting from the base of the Schnauzer's skull and down to its tail. Trim the chest hair downward, stopping at the dog's shoulders.

  • Trim the legs upward at a 45-degree angle. Use scissors to do the finishing touches on the legs and tails. Trim the tip of the tail in a rounded look.

  • Trim against the grain of the hair when grooming your Schnauzer's cheeks and throat. Use blunt-tip scissors to neatly groom areas such as the ears and eyes.

  • Cut the Schnauzer's nails with a nail clipper.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep the blades of the clipper cool by using a clipper spray.

References

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