We don't usually give Oscar the schnauzer cut. While we like his muzzle to be left a little bit long, we don't leave him with the beard. It just gets too dirty, especially when he eats bully sticks - they turn his fur a bit brownish, and the colour doesn't come off in the bath. What we like is to have him a little bit long, with the schnauzer muzzle, but not with the traditional schnauzer cut. This, apparently, is very difficult to convey to groomers. We usually end up with a funny looking dog, like the last time, or a dog that's cut too short, which I don't like. All I want is a dog that looks like our shaggy little Oscar, just less shaggy!
Today, we (well, actually, my husband) chose a shorter length than the last time. Against my better instincts, I let him have the final say, even though I think the usual length we have gotten the last couple of times is too short for my tastes. The rationale for the even shorter cut this time was that it would be better for him in the summertime, both in terms of keeping him cool and keeping him clean. Well, it's short, all right.
|We left home with this shaggy little guy...|
|...and came home with this dog. Who is this?|
While I'm glad we can now see his face, he looks more like a greyhound to me than a miniature schnauzer! I'm not impressed with it, and I don't think my husband likes it either. Way too short, and I probably wouldn't be able to guess his breed if I didn't know it! The upside is, my husband has now promised me that I can make any future decisions regarding grooming on my own. I'm holding him to that!