Miniature Schnauzer the dog who seems to be in need of excessive grooming but the case is quite different when you actually owns a Miniature Schnauzer.They do have big mustache that gives them a bossy look and make them look like they need regular grooming for their dense long-haired coat.These dogs sheds a little that is why they do not need excessive grooming.However large hairs on forehead and around lips may cause some problems that can be solved by keeping these these areas clean and by clipping the hair where needed.Here are some tips and suggestions that may help you grooming your Miniature Schnauzer.
GROOMING BY HAIR BRUSH:
Miniature Schnauzer does not need daily grooming because of their less shedding characteristic.They are delicate and special care must be taken while grooming them by hair brush.Always use a metal tooth comb specially made for pets.You can start the grooming section by hand by slowly massaging by hand.In this way you can feel any loss of hair on a specific part of coat or any kind of rashes if occurred.This will also allow you to feel any kind of lumps or bumps present.You can first use a wide toothed hair brush and after that a narrow one.Don't rush in any case as it may hurt the coat if hairs are tangled somewhere due to dirt or less grooming.Daily brushing will help you maintaining the coat shine.
Bathing can be a difficult task because of the long haired coat.Bathing is one of the most important section but the question is how often they need bathing?.But giving your dog bath often is not a healthy thing to do as it removes the essential oils from their skin that are necessary to prevent many skin problems and to keep the coat shiny and healthy.Once in month for a dog which doesn't get dirty often would be enough.Try to use a good quality shampoo and special care should be taken near eyes,nose and ears as shampoo may bring harm to them.You may need a helper in this section also.Don't let your dog out in direct sun exposure after bath.Try to clean the coat with a towel or a hair dryer can also be used.Do not brush the coat again if not completely dried.It may take almost 30 minutes for the coat to become completely dry.
CLEANING THE TEETH:
Almost all pets don't like this section.Special care must be taken try to use a soft toothbrush and a medicated toothpaste.Move the brush gently over canines.Try to brush your Lab's teeth around 4-6 minutes.You can get toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for dogs from a nearby pet store.
CLEANING THE EARS:
Ears should be checked regularly as their is always danger of the occurrence of mites.Usually the sign for having mites is the excessive scratching of ears.You need to consult a veterinary specialist in such case.Try to use a cotton bud or wet wipes and roll it gently inside the ears so it can carry the maximum dirt with it.Try to repeat the process for 4-6 minutes.
CLEANING THE EYES:
Eyes are the most sensitive part.Try to use a cotton dipped in a lubricant ex.Water or Hydrogen Peroxide and roll it gently around the corner of eyes.You don't need to push anything at all.By repeating the process 5-10 times you will see all the dirt coming out.
TRIMMING THE HAIR:
Miniature Schnauzer have quick hair growth and their hairs need to be trimmed where needed.Specially the hairs at the forehead may cause problem for eyes.You can also trim hairs to give your Schnauzer a specific and unique hair style of your choice.