Schnauzers are a kind of dog that needs consistent grooming at home and by professionals to maintain their fur. That means you can choose the style of haircut that best suits your needs and desires.
You’ll need to take your schnauzer to a groomer as soon as they come home. So, it will help to have an idea of the style you are looking for
Almost all schnauzer haircuts keep the traditional schnauzer face. The traditional schnauzer cut leaves the belly hair longer. However, this increases the maintenance of the style, so most adopters opt for a shorter cut on the body.
Considerations for choosing styles
If you plan to groom your schnauzer yourself, you will need to purchase the necessary supplies yourself.
Choose beginner-friendly styles. Short, even cuts are easier than skirt cuts which need to be kept even. It may be easier not to do the classic face. Youtube is also an excellent resource for beginners.
Longer cuts require more maintenance than shorter cuts. So, the haircut you choose should depend on how much time you’re willing to put into it and your lifestyle.
If you spend a lot of time outside, a longer cut will collect dirt, snow, burrs, and sticks. Longer cuts also matt more easily.
If you prefer the look of a longer cut, make sure to spend enough time brushing.
Another consideration is how long your schnauzer can go between cuts. A longer cut will take less time to start causing problems. A shorter cut will look different quickly.
Types of cuts
This is a small selection of popular cuts. There are, of course, large numbers of potential styles.
The traditional schnauzer haircut keeps the body short, while the hair on the legs and belly grows a bit longer. The face is kept in the traditional schnauzer style, with the beard and eyebrows kept long.
The puppy cut is characterized by a consistent length over the whole body. The face is kept short and keeps your schnauzer looking young and puppy-like. Depending on the length you choose, it can be higher or lower maintenance.
The summer cut is good for dogs who live in warmer climates. It keeps the body shaved to help your schnauzer beat the heat. The summer cut looks nice with the traditional face or the clean-cut face, which keeps the beard and eyebrows trimmed shorter.
The natural cut is the way to go if you want a more natural look. This keeps things natural and requires minimal or no haircuts. It helps to trim the face occasionally to keep things neat. Since it is a longer cut, it’s good for schnauzers in cold climates. However, it does require more consistent and thorough grooming to prevent matting.