Video: Mittelschnauzer Trimming
2023 Author: Molly Page | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 22:49
It is a pity that I cannot demonstrate to you the treatment directly on the dog - we live a little far away, I will simply try to explain it more clearly and in more detail. By the way, a book (or rather a brochure) by Yerusalimsky was published several years ago. Thin paperback. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name anymore - either "mittel schnauzer" or "average schnauzer". Trimming in this book is described in sufficient detail, with photographs. This book still catches my eye at the book and bird market, at dog shows.
Still, I can not resist a few tips - firstly, you need to pluck the coat immediately to the state of "bare knee", try not to leave undercoat. Secondly, when trimming, the wool should be grasped at the very root, and not at the top of the grasped bunch. Thirdly, despite the fact that schnauzers can be clipped in some places, it is better to pinch the wool in these places (this is already from an exhibition point of view). Fourth, the pet dog can be trimmed rather than pinched, following the same pattern as pinching. However, if you appear at the show with a trimmed dog, you can simply be left without an assessment, not to mention the prizes and titles.
As for the trimming boundaries, it is easiest and most obvious to describe the boundaries of those places where the wool remains. On the head is a mustache, beard and bangs (you can make eyebrows).
Bangs or eyebrowsformed from the hair left directly above the eyes. It (wool for bangs) should not go far over the forehead. Try to feel with your fingers just above the eyes of the dog "eyebrows" - bumps on the body (in Rottweilers and Dobermans they are red). Here the fringe of the bangs runs precisely between these "eyebrows" and the cranial part of the forehead, just along the groove between them across the head, and this segment begins at the outer corner of one eye, and ends at the outer corner of the other. There is no need to leave wool on the outer corners of the eyes, you can even bare them a little (by a millimeter or two). To give the disgusting tuft of hair above the eyes the look of a decent bang, gently comb all this hair forward, towards the nose (the hairs should lie parallel) and cut off the excess. The bangs should remain in the form of an isosceles triangle, the base of which will be the base of the bangs (corner of the eye ->corner of the eye), and the apex of this triangle, opposite to the base, should be on the axis of symmetry of the dog, closer to the bridge of the nose. The length of the bangs is a matter of fashion, but most often the bangs are more than half the length of the muzzle and can reach the nose. I have seen show dogs (at western shows) with bangs longer than the muzzle and covering the nose. You can also leave eyebrows (roughly speaking, these are bangs separated by a path), here eyebrows are usually shorter than half of the muzzle.separated by a path), here the eyebrows are usually shorter than half the muzzle.separated by a path), here the eyebrows are usually shorter than half the muzzle.
Beard. The border between the hair of the beard and the bare throat runs along the line corner of the mouth on the right - the corner of the mouth on the left, and from the side of the lower jaw the corners of the mouth are slightly exposed, i.e. the border does not pass strictly from one corner of the mouth to another, but is also slightly shifted along the lower jaw to the canines. The beard should be trimmed: turn the dog's face so that you can see it in profile, put your left hand on the dog's face on top (if you are not left-handed) and take the mustache into the same left hand so that it does not interfere with trimming the beard. Comb your entire beard down, i.e. The coat should be perpendicular to the lower jaw and hang down to the ground if the dog's head is facing forward. Now you trim the combed beard in a straight line, starting from the hair at the end of the muzzle (the longest part of the beard) and ending at the border of the long hair of the beard and the short one at the throatat this border the length of the beard comes to naught. When you trim the beard on one side of the dog's head, turn it (the dog's head) on the other side and repeat the same there - take the mustache in your hand, comb the beard down and trim along the line.
Lips. Along the dog's lower lip from the side (not in front!) You need to cut a strip of wool two millimeters wide.
Mustache. Are done symmetrically. The line between long and short hair runs from the corner of the eye to the corner of the lip. Depending on the shape of the cheeks and the massiveness of the head, the line can be either straight or slightly curved in one direction or another. The neutral option is a straight line. The corner of the lip is not exposed from above, it is slightly covered with a small amount of hair, but no shreds of hair are allowed there. After you have formed the border, you will need to trim it. Comb the hair on the muzzle downward, and under the eyes - a little back and trim it along a smoothly curved line, which along the muzzle will go along the very tips of the hair, almost without shortening the mustache, only cutting off rare split hairs, this line is directed almost parallel to the muzzle, gradually rising to the corner of the lip and bending to the extreme of this curve (corner of the lip), and then from the corner of the lip, the line rises to the outer corner of the eye. I repeat - the line should be smooth and natural, the corner of the mouth should not be exposed from above.
Muzzle. Turn the dog's face towards you. Now put her nose down. Now the upper part of the muzzle that needs to be trimmed is at your fingertips. Comb the whiskers towards the lower jaw, perpendicular to the muzzle (if the dog is looking forward, the coat should be combed down towards the ground).
Now cut the strip on the top of the muzzle with a clipper. All hair that is on a narrow (one and a half to two centimeters) relatively flat strip from the tip of the nose to the transition from the forehead to the muzzle will be removed. The width of the strip depends only on the shape of the dog's muzzle. If the muzzle is wider, then the strip will be wider. Just drive the machine flat and you won't cut too much. All previous operations (pinching or cutting the body does not count) were carried out with ordinary hairdressing scissors, for this you will need a machine or this strip can be plucked.
Finally, thinning scissors can be used to trim the fur near the corners of the eyes.
Non-shedding dog breeds - Poodles, Bedlington and Kerry Blue Terriers - are trimmed regularly, and Schnauzers and Wire-haired Terriers are trimmed. The purpose of such procedures is primarily hygienic, in addition, for these breeds there is a special standard that provides for the treatment of the dog's coat in the prescribed form