I have been putting off trimming Tizzy, my Miniature Schnauzer, for way too long. She has been looking very shaggy for a while now.
First I had to trim my husband Graham’s hair, then I moved on to the more challenging task of Tizzy. Here she is on the trimming table (actually a camping cupboard but is a great height)
By the look of the fluff on the table, I have done a lot – doesn’t show yet. I start with the chest up to her face, then the ears.
Because it is winter time, I cut her body hair with a longer blade on the clippers – about 1cm rather than a half. She gets the shivers if I cut it too short. I trim her leg fur shorter in the winter because otherwise she spends too much time in the sink having mud washed off after forest walks.
An hour and a half later, we are nearly there. Undercarriage trimmed, legs trimmed, tail all neat and tidy.
She didn’t want to stand for a photo, so here she is on the doormat. I will probably give her a neaten up tomorrow.