Q: How do you deal with shedding Mini Schnauzer??
My Mini Schnauzer seems like he is shedding, it's not like I pet him and hair comes off or where he sits there's hair when he gets up. But if I comb it and pull through it with my fingers, hair comes up.
I'm not sure how to properly groom them myself, we just take them in and brush them in between, but are they the kind you pull the hair out with your fingers? B/c that would explain when the hair did come out.
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Actually, my mom and I purchased two mini schnauzers about 6 months ago. I took one and my mom took the other (they are brothers). They are AKC they have papers and everything.
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Answer by Maeghan
Yes, hair should come out when you pull it, it's called stripping.
There's much more to it then that I'm sure. I've personally never worked with a rough coated breed like that before.
Answer by Ritchellei
Miniature Schnauzers should be groomed every five to eight weeks to keep them looking their best. Most people take their Miniature Schnauzers to professional groomers to do this, because there are some tricks to getting that beautiful Schnauzer look. You can learn to do it yourself--just expect something less than perfection the first few times, and have a sweater at the ready in case you need to cover up the flaws.
The coats of Miniature Schnauzers shown in conformation are hand-stripped, a process of removing dead hair. It's time-consuming and not something to be tackled by novices; it's for show dogs. Most professional groomers don't strip but use the clippers. Using electric clippers means that the wiry top coat will disappear, which is why it's not used on dogs shown in conformation.
Brush your Schnauzer two or three times a week so he doesn't get matted, especially in the longer hair on his face and legs. Be sure to check his armpits, since this is a place where mats often form. It's also a good idea to wash his beard after he eats.
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Answer by Mikel
All dogs shed. You have to learn how to groom them though. Of course the proper way. You take care of their coat and nails too.
Answer by Feared & envied
OF COURSE Mini Schnauzers shed!
They're a HAND-STRIPPED BREED!!!
You're supposed to be pulling that DEAD HAIR OUT!!!
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