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Apr
24

Anonymous asked: ... the schnauzer clip looks so complicated

Eeh, yes, well.

It’s pretty much just stripping, shaving, and scissoring. It takes a lot of practice and the first few grooms may be a little uneven. But people like Christel and Werner Stamm, who have the kennel name of Taita’s Ushabti, groom to perfection (you can see their work if you click on their dogs). They also have grooming seminars all over the world… :p

Apr
24

Anonymous asked: white schnauzers? o.o are they albinos? i've never seen them!

I think they exist everywhere, but they are not recognized by all kennel clubs though FCI does.

It’s a mutation. White zwergs have “ee” genes and unlike the other three colours, are totally unaffected by the agouti genes. They do produce black pigment though they commonly don’t.

A well bred white zwerg should have black nose and nails, dark brown eyes, greyish skin and bright, white coat. A badly bred one will have some tan in their coat, brown or even no pigment, lightish eyes and very pink skin. White zwergs also tend to have very soft coat, cotton coat. It should be wiry, only legs and facial hair are supposed to be soft, but not cotton soft. It’s a mutation of the black gene, so they should be exactly like them… just white.

It’s the same with black and silver, they are mutation of pepper and salt so they should have the same pigment and markings, just different coat colour. 

 

Apr
24
Apr
23

Anonymous asked: what is zwergschnauzer?

Oh I’m sorry, zwergschnauzers are Miniature Schnauzers. Mittel are standard and riesen are giants.

Apr
23