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justine
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Post Number: 463
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Posted From: 68.232.219.243
Posted on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 3:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have a client with a 10 week old Schnauzer. She wants a "puppy cut". Those are the 2 most dreaded words in my grooming vocabulary. So what would a puppy cut on a schnauzer be? Set the pattern, get them used to the grooming and not much more? Or just the same length all over?
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loves
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Posted on Monday, May 24, 2004 - 3:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

justine, to me a puppy cut on a schnauzer would simply be the best I could do on a regular schnauzer cut while working on a puppy. That is one breed that I don't think of when thinking of the usual puppy type cut. To some people a puppy cut is simply trimming feet, face and nails.
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justine
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Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks loves. I know I just need to clarify what she wants but then the owners always think we don't know what we are doing. Wouldn't that be a great book if someone came up with the "Puppy cut" book. Puppy cuts by breed. That would put an end to the puppy cut controversy once and for all.
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rev
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Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 7:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ummm, no, it would just start a new controversy--with lots of flak about the author's definitions of "puppy cut". :-) In the Chi burb area where I started a PC was any clipped length desired on the body, longer on legs, and with a skirt, round or "mutt" face. Other places, other groomers, other schools, different definitions.

I just explain to the customer that "PC" has no standard, but means something different--from shaved naked to a scissored pattern--to various shops/areas/groomers, so I'll need to know what it means specifically to HER.

It might be that the owner of this schnauzer just doesn't want the tailored look of a schnauzer trim, but would prefer an all-over longer cut and even maybe a short and fuzzy face.
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thistle
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Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 7:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just did a "puppy cut" on a schnauzer last week. I set the head with a #7f, then used a #3 3/4 on the body and legs with no discernable pattern. The owner was thrilled!
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gazoo (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 8:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I do two puppy cuts on Schnauzers. I use a 3/3/4 blade all over even the face. The other I use a #4 blade all over. The owners do not want the beard or eyerows. They want same length all over. Just ask the owner what they think a puppy cut is. My cutomers usually say trim him to look like when he born. So one length all over it appears to be.
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justine
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Post Number: 472
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Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 10:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Update. Puppy came in. Oh was he sweet. 10 weeks old. I didn't put the pattern in him because I didn't think it would look correct on such an immature coat. He was awfully frightened of the clippers so I just did the basics. Bath, brush ears, nails, pads, belly and cleaned up the eye area. He *really* didn't have much fur to begin with. I used it as a "lets get him used to being handled" session and explained this to the owner. Where I used to work we had a schnauzer who would almost seizure when clippers came near his head, had to scissor the whole head, and I wasn't about to freak this little guy out. The female owner was very happy with what I did. The male owner said "What hair did you cut?". I didn't charge them full price and I told them to bring him back in a month for a pattern.
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loves
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Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 10:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You did good, Justine.

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