About Me:

I am a professional Pet Groomer. I have been grooming for 28 years. This Blog is a kind of diary of my work. I wish I had started years ago, writing some of the experiences I have had while grooming. Most days are fun, some can be sad, some can be just down right crazy. If you are a pet owner and come across this blog, I hope it helps you understand how your pet is groomed. If you are a Pet Groomer, I hope you can relate to some of the stories. Maybe even learn a grooming tip or can leave a friendly grooming tip for me. There is always something to learn, no matter how long you have been grooming.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Makeover # 15 .....A Schnauzer

Last week was a busy week. 
I didn't get a chance to take pictures of a Makeover dog.

I spent my rainy day off, today, going through a lot of old pictures and came across some before and after pictures of a Schnauzer that I groomed around this time last year.

There were not many pictures of this dog, and a lot of the pictures that I had, the dog was moving and blurred in the picture.
That is most likely why I never posted this Schnauzer before.
I managed to find a few pictures that were pretty good, so I will just post some Before and Afters for today's makeover.

There is a Schnauzer in there somewhere.

I actually think that he is cute all shaggy.

What do you think?

Schnauzer face with a Mohawk?

I should have tried that, just to take a picture, then I could have clipped it off.

Oh well...I didn't think about it then.

The head After.

I used a #7F against the grain on the top and sides of the head.

I used a #15 blade on the ears.

I used the #7F blade on the body also. (with the grain)

The owner wanted the furnishings left long.

Happy Grooming, MFF


  1. I love schnauzer cuts mostly because it is such a drastic difference between "before" an "after" (if they have gone too long between groomings). Them, and poodles with clean face/clean feet. They instantly look sooo much better after you clipped the face.,

    1. I agree tvergirl,
      I think the Schnauzers look so classy after they are groomed.
      Lisa, MFF

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  3. I enjoyed reading this and the before and after. I have a cockapoo and when I trim her hair she looks like a schnauzer in the face if I leave it long. I think I overall like it cut shorter there. Less clean up after they drink water. Thanks for sharing!

  4. He came out beautiful:) I am going to try the 7F against the grain on my next schnauzer...it looks like it comes out much smoother. Thanks for the tip! I have learned so much from you!

    1. Hi Mindy,
      I love the #7f against the grain on the head. (works great on Cockers too) I think that you will be pleased how smooth it comes out. Use caution clipping around the ears with the #7f.
      Glad I could help. :)
      Lisa, MFF

  5. Wow ive never seen a comment get deleted here! The schnauzer looks fantastic! :)

    1. Hi Cherie,
      It turned out to be spam. (an add for someones website) I didn't know it until after I published it. I get spam once in awhile in my comments and usually catch it befor I post it. :/

      Thanks for the complement. :)

      Lisa, MFF

  6. Sorry for the late post but I've just come across your blog again for some reason i didn't save it the first time i found it !! I just love reading your grooming stories ..

    I wanted to post on this one as i own mini schnauzers and i just love this post for the same reason as said already the chance is awesome and you did a fantastic job !!

    Shame some people let there schnauzer get to that lenght :/

    1. Hi Lisa,
      At least this owner keeps the dog brushed. :)

  7. I love the long shaggy look! I don't see why it is a shame to leave the coat long at all.... howere I would have trimmed round the eyes at least for the dog to see better and left the rest long! .