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    Hi Guys!

    I've been talking with one of my Schnauzer clients and we were thinking of ways to grrom her Sch for the summer without shaving her down. She is in a Sch cut now, but we want to try something different. I've seen a Cocker Spaniel clipped where the whole body is very short, but the legs were left long. There was no skirt or anything. The dog looked really sharp. I was telling this client about that and we thought it would be neat to do that on her LuLu. Have any of you ever done this? Also do you have a picture of what it looks like? I have a mental picture of it and I think it would be neat!

  • #2
    Done it!

    We have to do it with rescues all the time and it looks very neat and clean as long as you don't leave the legs too long. The Andis 3/4HT blade is perfect for the legs when you are going to shave the entire body and "undercarriage". Leaving the legs longer starts to look a bit messy and out of balance, while the 3/4 inch length is fuzzy & sweet, prevents that stick-legged look schnauzers can get and still looks very neat and sporty. As long as the dog has a nice body, leaving no belly fringe looks good. If the dog is fat or the ribcage is exceptionally wide, it can look dumb, so make sure the dog has a well portioned, muscular shape to do this cut. Don't have to tell you it's not the breed standard and people might think you didn't know any better.

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    • #3
      I've done it before. They look really good. Well unless it's one of those Schnauzers with the really cottony coat that just flies everywhere. I liked it.
      Becky

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      • #4
        two of the Schnauzers i groom get a 9 on the back, 10 on the head, and a 4 on the skirt and pants.
        Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.- Richard Carlson

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        • #5
          I've done this a lot. Most of the clients really liked it. It still had a "schnauzer" look, but it involved a little less brushing and maintenance. A lot of schnauzers I groomed had tiny toothpick legs, and it made them looked funny shave down as well. This was a nice option for those people that didn’t want to deal with a skirt.

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          • #6
            I have 2 that I do year around where the whole body is done with a 10 and regular schnauzer legs. I do leave a little covering on the chest. The dogs look great. Both are about 13in tall and fairly short bodied. Looks a whole lot better than those huge skirts starting mid-rib that some groomers still put on these guys.
            Old groomers never die, they just go at a slower clip.

            Groom on!!!

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            • #7
              I think they can look cute with a 1/2"-3/4" snap on comb used on the legs.

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              • #8
                I have done some where the owner wanted a "schnauzer clip" only with extra short furnishings. So I used my Oster comb that is 3/4" in reverse with the clipper vac. Probably the length of a #4 blade. It looked a little fuzzy and cute, I really liked it.

                I prefer a little fringe on a schnauzer vs. the "lamb clip" as I call it, on a schnauzer, with only the leg furnishings being longer.

                Tammy in Utah
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                • #9
                  i do my lilly in like a puppy cut, a #4 all over, in the winter i leave her legs about an inch long, in the summer shorter. she has a teddy bear head, #7 ears. she doesn't look anything like a sch., but it is a cute clip on her, with her round head, and long eyelashs. i also keep her feet in a reverse #4.

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                  • #10
                    I do schn. alot with the normal pattern, and with a 4f or 5f down the furnishings. They still have a little bit of the schn. look, but don't pick up the stickers, etc. Owners like it and so do it, especially when it is time to let them grow back out in the fall, as they are easy to groom than.

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                    • #11
                      I think this look can be cute as long as it is not left to long, then it looks silly IMO. I also do a lot of "summer cut" Schnauzers where I clip the entire body w/a 5 or 7 and leave a regular sch head. I like this look too if the dog is not too skinny or long legged.
                      SheilaB from SC

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                      • #12
                        I love it. We do it on quite a few schnauzers. I even like it with a little longer legs, though I know others mentioned they like it with shorter legs. We do a few with a three or four on the legs, and a ten on the body and skirt. But there are some that we do with a ten on the body, and an A comb on the legs. I think it looks cute, and actually prefer to do it as opposed to the traditional schnauzer cut.
                        Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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                        • #13
                          Schnauzers aren't supposed to have a skirt. They can have a chest enhancement, belly fringe, whatever you want to call it, but it's not a skirt. It's a narrow band of hair, scissored up close, to create a better profile and minimize the tuck up. But it's not a skirt.

                          Personally, I like to do a European pattern on schnauzers. The body is pretty much the same as the American pattern, but the legs are shorter. The hind legs are clipped all the way to the hock, and the only furnishings are from the hock down. The front legs are scissored short. The beard is thinned more, and trimmed a little shorter too.

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                          • #14
                            I have several that I do like this. I think it looks really sharp. The black and silver one is a puppy, and that was his first groom, so he looks better now.
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                            Erin
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by sparkle View Post
                              i do my lilly in like a puppy cut, a #4 all over, in the winter i leave her legs about an inch long, in the summer shorter. she has a teddy bear head, #7 ears. she doesn't look anything like a sch., but it is a cute clip on her, with her round head, and long eyelashs. i also keep her feet in a reverse #4.
                              I did a fat schn sort of like that today. I did a 4f all over with a round face and clean ears, with just a tiny bit of brows. It had a lot of coat so it looked pretty fluffy still. First time I have done a schn. like that before.

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