Pet Schnauzers come in so many different shapes and sizes.
Some are slim, some are on the heavy side.
Some coats are very wiry, wispy, and thin, some are very thick and cottony.
Almost all of them come in matted.
Most pet owners want the pet Schnauzer Style Cut.
Some owners only want the furnishings neatened up.
Some owners like the furnishings scissored up.
Some owners don't want any hint of a skirt.
Some owners like the skirt left long.
Other owners want a short but not shaved cut.
The body on this dog was clipped with a 3 3/4 blade and scissored to neaten.
The Schnauzer's head was clipped with a #5F blade against the grain, and blending into the neck.
Some other owners ask for the body to be clipped short and neat.
The faces can also be clipped in different ways.
A long and full Schnauzer beard.
This is the same dog as in the above picture with the beard shortened a little.
This owner wanted a very short Schnauzer beard.
I don't have any pictures of Schnauzer's that have had their beards cut completely off, but here is a picture of a Schnoodle with no eyebrows or beard.
This guy comes close to what a Schnauzer would look like without the eyebrows and beard.
Every once in a while I get a customer that doesn't want the face to look like a Schnauzer at all.
This little guy gets his head scissored round, and the hair on the ears scissored to just below the leather.
Some owners want the eyebrows long.
Some owners want the eyebrows short.
Some owners cut the eyebrows themselves, then expect me to fix them.
It is very rare when I get a Schnauzer owner that wants the real Schnauzer Show cut.
The owner always has some special way that they want the face to look, or how they want the furnishings to look.
That's okay, because I am a Professional Pet Groomer.
I work for the owner, and if they bought a Schnauzer, but don't want it to look like a Schnauzer, that's up to them. :)
I gave up trying to figure out pet owners a long time ago.
Happy Grooming, MFF