[I. Competition Criteria]

Chenery head

Schnauzer head grooming chart

[I. Competition Criteria]

In order to accurately interpret and evaluate the physical attributes of a particular breed, some early professionals found it necessary to develop some textual descriptions to serve as standards. The groomer describes the original definition of the chenille standard, which was originally 12 inches 1 inch = 2.54 cm in the United States, regardless of male or female; in 1934 it was changed to 10.5 inches to 13. inches for males and 10 inches to 12 inches.5 inches for females; as long as a male not exceeding 14 inches and a female not exceeding 13 inches is eligible. ” >

The standard for the Sheltie has changed with history. 1956 saw the development of a new standard by the American Miniature Sheltie Council. In the new standard, body size changed again with a minimum of 12 inches and a maximum of 14 inches, with 13 inches.5 inches being the best size. In dog shows, anything less than 12 inches or more than 14 inches was out of order. 20 years later, the American Miniature Schnauzer changed the proposal again, and the biggest change in the standard was the description of temperament and aptitude.

[II. Dog coat color]

So what kind of schnauzer is really in need of grooming? The groomer used the example of the Miniature Schnauzer, which has a double coat of steel outer fur and a soft inner fleece. It comes in pepper salt, solid black and black and silver.

The pretzel color is the most common for this variety. Although the overall appearance is gray, it has a grainy hair effect. This graininess is formed by a gradual lightening of one color at the root and then a gradual darkening to the tip of the hair. Only plucking can guarantee this true pretzel hair grain color, and this is the only way to maintain the coarse hair and correct color. If clipping or shaving is used, the overall color will turn light gray and this color change and true pretzel color will be lost. While solid black and black and silver chenille don’t have that grainy variation, they also need to be plucked to enhance the feel of the coarse hair.” >


[III. Beauty Tips]①

Chenery Torso

Chenille Torso Grooming Chart

[III. Beauty tips]

Sheltie grooming requires the use of a variety of grooming techniques: hand picking, scissor trimming, pusher trimming, and rolling. The hair needs to be combed regularly with a razor and medium teeth, especially on the Schnauzer’s legs and whiskers. Also, the entire body should be picked twice a year.

[IV. Beauty steps]

1. The schnauzer is groomed all over to remove tangles.

2. Check and clean your Sheltie’s ears, eyes and teeth, pluck excess ear hair and trim toenails if necessary.

3. Trim the hair between the pads of your Sheltie’s feet and around the toes.

4. Bathe your Sheltie with a natural bathing shampoo.

5. Dry the schnauzer with a hair dryer.

6. Starting at the base of the Sheltie’s head, trim along the spine to the tail, trim in the direction of the Sheltie’s hair growth, trim all over to the front legs and hind leg joints, but leave some edge on the front of the hind legs, extending about 2.5 cm from the knee joint.

7. Trim the entire forehead from the top of the Sheltie’s head to the base of the forehead, from the corners of the Sheltie’s eyes to the base of the ears, and from the corners of the mouth to the sides of the throat.


[IV. Beauty steps]②

Chenery Legs

Chenille front leg grooming chart

8. Hold the Schnauzer’s ears in place with your hands while using the pusher. Use your hand to clip the small fuzz around the ears, gently press your fingers into your Sheltie’s ears, and use the scissors to gently remove all the fuzz around the ears.

9. First, trim the hair between the eyes of the Sheltie to create separation. The cleaner and tighter the cut, the more prominent the border will be. Next, comb the eyebrows forward with the comb, centering the nose to form parallel lines, and cut forward with the clippers. Then, comb forward with the comb. Starting at the outer corner of the eye, the clippers are aligned with the crosscut in the center of the nose, intersecting with the first trim to form an inverted V. The eyebrows should blend in with the short hairs around them.

10. Comb the beard forward and use scissors to cut it into a rectangle close to the cheek along a straight line. Do not move the hair under the eyes of the schnauzer. You can trim an uneven and messy beard.

11. Use a comb to comb through the hair, stick out from the legs, and cut it with scissors. To create a cylindrical effect, trim in a round shape, trim in a straight line from the joint to the bottom of the foot, making sure no free hairs are sticking out from the joint or other parts, and trim the foot hairs in a round shape, without showing the tips.

12. To trim the back leg, blend the hair on the knee with the hair on the neck joint to form a leg contour, and trim it with clippers in a semicircle from the knee down.

ps: plucking tips:Comb a small amount of hair with a comb, lean on the plucking blade and pluck hard in the direction of hair growth. You should not wrap the hair around your hand and pull it upwards, this can damage the hair. The ultimate goal of plucking is to pull the hair out by the roots.


[V. Daily care]


Nutrients for your dog's daily care

Chenille hind leg grooming chart

[V. Daily care]

As a breeder, to make the chenille coat shiny and beautiful, some people use seaweed or let the chenille drink small amounts of vinegar, and some even coat the chenille coat with protein. But none of these methods are good. Let’s break it down.

1. If you coat your chenille’s hair with protein, once it dries, the hair will split and break. Instead, it can damage the quality of the hair and the roots, making the hair darker and sometimes causing dermatitis or skin conditions.

2. For a shiny and beautiful coat, you can feed your Sheltie a more protein-rich diet every day. It contains vitamin E, vitamin D additives and seaweed foods, vegetables such as lean meat, hard-boiled egg yolks, vegetable oils, etc. Feed less foods rich in sugar, salt, starch, etc. Obese and fatty chenille usually have poor coat quality.

3. At the same time, chenille should do more sunbathing, collect UV rays, and exercise regularly to promote blood circulation and grow healthy hair.

4. To protect the chenille coat, we should brush the chenille’s hair daily. If conditions allow, it is best to apply a thin layer of hair oil. To make the hair bright, we should also be careful not to let the schnauzer into the bedroom. We should keep it in a cold place.

5. After a long-haired Chenery bath, if you install distilled water in a sprayer and spray a thin layer on the Chenery coat, it will make the coat fluffy and look plump and beautiful.

6. After bathing, the short-haired Chenery should be wiped with a bath towel to make the coat lovely.

[Ark Review]

Winter is here, and Ark has some tips. If the hair is cut too thin, the dog will lose its natural barrier to the cold and it will be difficult to keep them warm even if they are clothed. In addition, there is no need to bathe every day. This is because the sebum secretion of dogs is not as good as that of humans. Frequent bathing will not only wash away the sebum that protects the skin, but also increase the chances of the dog suffering from skin diseases. Breeders should not use human shampoo for convenience, because human shampoo is too alkaline and will affect the secretion of sebum in dogs. If the dog is used to cold baths since childhood, it is very beneficial to its health. However, for puppies and dogs that are not used to cold water baths, it is easy to catch a cold.

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