Monday 28 December 2009

Schnauzer Lore

If you are researching the Standard Schnauzer you will find statements all over the Internet stating that the standard schnauzer is a breed that does not shed. He he....although it is true they do not have the twice yearly shed out that many breeds do, you will find hair around your house if you own a Standard Schnauzer. They drop their coat ALL the time, it's true, I hate to break this to everyone but hair falls out, your hair does, your dogs hair does, take a look at this chair and see what a houseful of non-shedding schnauzers have left on the surface. Another eye opener, the better the schnauzer coat, as in the more harsh and wiry the MORE it will fall out. Yep, those soft wavy coats that a breeder hates to have in their lines seems to stick to the dogs skin like cement, while the coarse coat just pops off. I found when I owned only one schnauzer there was very little coat in the house, as the numbers increased the tumble weeds of hair started to accumulate at surprising speed. Also of interest, I find the Blacks drop more coat then the Pepper & Salts, not sure why, but when I vacuum around the crates of the blacks, or wash their bedding it is amazing how much more hair is found there. Don't get me wrong, when comparing a Schnauzer to most breeds you will find much less hair, having owned an Australian Shepherd that seemed to have a major shed out daily, our breed is a delight, but if an animal has hair, it will fall out.
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