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Linda Juszczyk (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 1:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello ~ I would love to give my adult Miniature Schnauzer a puppy cut. Can anyone direct me on how to achieve that cute poofy face? A neighbor said to do this I would have to allow the rest of the face to grow back in. (I had been keeping him in a reg. Schnauzer cut with full beard.) She also said I would have to donut his face. I have not been able to find an example on the Web of how to's, nor a photo of how the finished job should look. Please Help! Thank you ~ Linda
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progroom
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Puppy cut is a very vague tem and can mean lots of different things to lots of different people.

I think I know what you want, and yes you'll have to let hair on the cheeks grow back. I'm not sure what she means by donut....

You might try doing a search for Westies. The schnauzer will look more like that than a shih tzu in the same round face style.

Barb
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stephanie
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 5:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here is one I'm not supposed to make look like a schnauzer...

bellesafter
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Linda Juszczyk (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 9:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I attempted to do his cut today, and his muzzle is now shorter than the dog you pictured above. It is perhaps an inch - inch 1/2 long all around, and I cut out a small moustach area. I have a calendar page I pulled out that has the look I am trying to achieve. Here it is: <img> <p> This is how my dog looked before clipping. <img> He's wearing a bomber jacket in the photo. Normally I have his beard long ~ but I thought it would be fun to try something different for a change. Would I have to wet the beard, slicker it and blow dry to get that fluffy affect? Thank you for your assistance - I never thought to look at the Westie cut! Linda
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Linda Juszczyk (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 9:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Drat - sorry my photos did not appear above. Linda
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doggygirl
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 5:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have played with a few of my clients schnauzers, as none of them are wanting a schnauzer trim. I actually have been making a donut on their faces, but wish I had a picture to show you. It is absolutely adorable and makes the schnauzers look much softer. I have been using a #4 ST on the back and #4 regular blade on the legs. You could go longer. My clients and another groomer has labelled this the "Tina Schnauzer groom". LOL!!
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thistle
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is a schnoodle, not a full schnauzer, but is this what you are talking about? Head only, owner on this dog likes fluffy ears.
henna
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Linda Juszczyk (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 9:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

THAT'S IT! That's exactly the muzzle I am after. The rest of the body I left in the typical Schnauzer pattern. How do I clip the face to achieve this look? What a sweet looking dog! Thank you everyone for your input. Linda
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clover
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You could use a clip-on or #3 for the top of the head & sides of cheeks, then the rest is scissoring. (I think, LOL!)
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niki_rickett
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 3:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Leave it to thistle to have the perfect pic of the perfect groom!!! Thistle, very cute face...can I borrow your magic wand, or perhaps....YOU! LOL
NIKI
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mylady
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 7:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We always tell our clients that a puppy cut is actually a very involved poodle clip and that for some reason ther term "puppy cut" has become over used and really has no set standard. Does anyone know why clients ask for this clip so often. It must have started somewhere. Just curious.
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fleadip
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 11:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a feeling that most people that ask for puppy cuts have no idea what to expect. It is a cute sounding name. How could you go wrong if it looks like a puppy.
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rev
Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 11:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It depends on whether they want a wet-rat newborn puppy look, or a fuzzy-fluffy 3 month old puppy look, just for starters. LOL
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Linda Juszczyk (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thank you everyone ~ I referred to this as a puppy cut only because someone informed me it was tailored after how a Schnauzer puppy face looks. Do I continue using the same guidelines of a typical Schnauzer face shave ~ I don't have to allow the cheeks to grow back in? Can you give me some tips on how to scissor the muzzle? How is the area treated just below the eyes to the tip of the nose? Many thanks in advance. What I have done thus far has made my fellow look old - and that was not my intent. Poor guy! Linda
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rev
Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 6:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thistle will probably give you more directions, but please don't feel sorry for your boy--HE doesn't know he looks old! LOL I'll bet he thinks he's a little stud-muffin no matter what's on his face.
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clover
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Linda, click on my profile to see a Schnauzer puppy face! :-)
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thistle
Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 7:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Linda, yes, you will have to grow his cheeks out. For Henna, pictured above, I used a #1 snap-on comb(over a 40blade) against the lay of the hair on her head and cheeks, then scissored the muzzle short. With Henna, there is no separation in the brow...heck, there are no brows at all, just trimmed evenly.
Her mom actually brought her to me because her previous groomer kept giving her a schnauzer head...shaved ears and everything. It took 5 or 6 grooms before we achieved this look.
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Linda Juszczyk (Unregistered Guest)
Posted on Friday, March 28, 2003 - 10:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can see it's going to take me some time to get the hang of this. I had scissored his eyebrows rather short, and kept the clipped cheeks. Oh dear - that combined with the scissored muzzle made him look like an old man.

I'm also using an inexpensive Oster set of clippers. If I use the shortest guide comb, his coat will still have a wave to it. So I remove the guide comb and it takes his coat right down - you can see every freckle on his back. Now he is in a T-shirt for a while.

Rev - you were right - he was so excited after clipping, he was leaping and galloping around in play like a little horse. He must feel like a million bucks. Of course, I'm not allowing anyone to tell him he looks old! lol

Clover - that Schanuzer pup is so cute! I really like the length of it's coat - I will have to work on keeping it that length.

Thistle - thank you so much for your photo and details. I look at your photo, and all I can say is: 'You're the Master!' I am in awe of your scissoring. I aspire to be that good one day! Do you place your fingers in a circle around the muzzle as a guideline? Can you give me any tips on rounding out the muzzle and getting it as full as you did in the photo? Linda
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darkangel_737
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Posted on Sunday, April 6, 2003 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think the schnoodle has more of a donut look than one can get with a purebred schnauzer because the poodle part of the hair makes it stand out rather than lying flat. It drives me crazy when people try to get adult schnauzers to look like puppies, because the hair has been trained to lie flat, and that standoff puppy mustache will never come back. At best you can get hair that sort of sticks out, with curls and wrinkles, but it is not the same as a puppy face. I get a few shcnauzers that get teddy bear faces, if that is what yu would prefer. The term "puppy cut" also drives me nuts because I show poodles, and that is a specific style. The pet owners who ask for it always want something different, anything from slick day old puppy to bushy 6 month old, and then they yell at me for not knowing what they want.
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ferurizonly
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Posted on Monday, April 7, 2003 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Its very hard to do a puppy face on a Schnauzer to get that look especially if they have correct conformation. Their muzzles are long and narrow heads and you can't acheive that round look as well as on other breeds. The ones it does look good on are the short muzzled wide headed dogs.

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