They aren't on right now, but I had a Schnauzer for 12 yrs. I only took her in a few times to get groomed and they used a clippers on her. After seeing how it should look, I did the cut myself after that. I don't know much about stripping, but it does involve the pulling out of the coat. I had a very soft haired dog, so the stripping wouldn't have made any difference. I also liked her trimmed pretty short except the face, skirt and legs. I would think if you asked for a schnauzer cut you'd get what you want. Some places will cut everything pretty short if you ask for a puppy cut, so be careful. Call and ask questions. Don't be afraid to tell them how you want your dog to look. I once took the dog in to get groomed before a BIG family gathering wherer pictures were going to be taken, and they cut her down to nothing, no beard, eyebrows, skirt or anything...I cried so much...at least I didn't have to pay for it and I never went back there again. After that, I made sure to tell who ever was triming my dog exactly what I wanted. I will be easier after your puppy gets older to try it yourself. It isn't hard.
Yes....that is what they called it around here. It usually follows a line all the way around the body. Granted your puppy doesn't have real long hair yet...but you should be able to get "the" look. Just tell them you want a basic Schnauzer Cut. Sorry if there are typo's it is really hard to read the font in the posting area.....
I'm a little surprised that you own a schnauzer, but don't know what stripping is? It's something you should've come upon in your research- and better breeders would have instructed you a bit, themselves. Hmmm. :)
But in any case- MANY pet owners of hard-wire coated breeds prefer to simply clip the coat, anyway. The only thing about this that bothers me is that a soft coated dog (which happens after a clipping or trimming) NEEDS that maintenance more often. Stripping can be done just bi-annually, but a clipped dog will need trips to the groomer every couple of months- and their coat mats and picks up things easily.
A hard wire coat is a wonderful thing- it's practically impossible to penetrate. It requires very little maintenance and protects the tough little dogs from sticks and thorns and weather. And they're absolutely BEAUTIFUL to look at! :)
You know I think a groomer must have mentioned that to my mom awhile when she took one of our schnauzers to get groomed. He has a very wiry, curly, messy coat, and the girl said something about using a certain comb to pull out the under-coat. But he's always cold and his hair doesn't grow very fast so we don't get him groomed that often anyways. Maybe we should get one of those combs.
Hand-stripping of a terrier's coat is done either with the fingers (around the face, groin) or a stripping comb, which come in several grades to alter the length of hair that is pulled out or stripped.
The dog is preferably clean and then groomer's chalk is used to loosen the hair. The groomer places a hank of hair between the stripping comb and his or her thumb and pulls out the hair. This works well on terriers, not so well on other dogs. The coat is either entirely stripped or "rolled" that is a portion is stripped at regular intervals to give a more even appearance to the coat. A rolled coat is stripped more often but less of the coat is stripped at one time.
Stripping a dog's coat is time-consuming and very hard on the fingers and wrists. Most groomers won't do it for any amount of money, for that reason.
A similar technique is used to pull hair out of the ears of some breeds of dogs, such as bichons, poodles, maltese, etc. These dogs tend to grow long hair down into the ear canal, which becomes fouled with wax. This build-up of wax can encourage the growth of fungi and bacteria. So, for the health of the dog, groomer's chalk is tipped into the ears and the hair is removed with tweezers. The chalk helps both to release the hair from the hair follicle, but also helps the fingers or tweezers hold onto the hair.