Dec 7, 2002, 9:30 PM
1. Assuming you strip, trim, clip, cut & clean in a single session, how long did it take you? For us, it took about 4hrs or more. ==== i cnt strip in a single session. I took around 5 wks to completely strip her coat (weekly interval), in sections. If you can get or got the AMSC grooming chart. That is a very good guide. For just trim, clip and cut and clean (assumed bath) it shd take me not more than 1 and a half hours.
Re: [arthur] Grooming Miniature Schnuazer
2. Robee's furnishings and beard looks very good and completely mat free. I'm thinking of using a coat conditioner and dematting agent from the No.1All systems or Christenson range. Would apprec your comments (Eileen, you're welcome to join in this thread anytime!) ==== Maybe i share with you what i use for them. 1) Bathing - for whitening, Winner's Circle, Chris , All System, Lambert Kay all works quite well for my gals. 2) Conditioning - no rinse off condition for them. But after their fur is dry, i will either spray some CC's Ice on Ice (1 thumb up) or rub in some (a bit will do) winner's circle o' pana sub (2 thumbs up). I brush them daily, thus i don't really use any dematting agent. But have a greyhound or mini greyhound works wonder for dematting small area.
3. My Andis clipper blades are getting dull. Would you know how much is it to get a replacement blade in Singapore? In Malaysia, it costs about RM110 onwards. ==== Arthur, from my experience, it's not cheap to get in Singapore either. thou I have andis clipper, but i luv the oster blades. It's sharper and the cut IMO cleaner. It used to cost SGD48 for an oster blades, but the price has gone up since the new distributor took over a few months ago. Now it will cost SGD57 for a blade. I get my blades from www.petedge.com (US Online Shop). Adding freight etc. the blades cost me less than SGD40.
Comments: During the last AKU show in Malaysia, the Japanese judge told me that a Mini-Schnauzer eyebrows should be seperated by a gap equivalent to the width of the nose. In Robee's photos, the eyebrows seemed a bit close together.. Just sharing what I learnt from the show judge. ==== thanks for sharing, you are right. Robee head structure is narrow, not as flat and wide as kimba. I will try to strip off more whites the next time. See how can I improve on that, show you again next time :)
Wht's better than two miniature schnauzer? Three miniature schnauzers!