Hi all, I own a four month old salt and pepper min. schnauzer, and just recently i have noticed that some spots on is hair have brown hairs is this normal or just the hair that is stained. Also, on his white haired leg i have noticed some rust colored strands of hair, but only on his right leg.......any thoughts
I went through that with Mandy. Her legs were white and she had this itch, itch, itch. No fleas but itched all the time. She would lick her legs and that causes the change in the color. Found out after Benedryl by the car loads, allergy shots galore, she was allergic to her food. I switched just to put them on the best food I could, which I kinda allternate between Innovia and Welliness. From the time Mandy started on Welliness she quit itching. Now her legs are back to white. When I groomed her I just trimmed off that brindle color and now she looks like she always did. Hope you find out whats causing it, but, if I was guessing, I would say its allergies.
Can you post pictures of your dog please, could be one of several things. Sandy, I hadn't even thought in that direction, but that is also true... could just be the wiry schnauzer coat, could be staining, could just be your puppy is outgrowing the coat it was born with and into it's true coloring.
Bathe your schnauzer regularly, I'd say every 2.5 weeks maybe even more frequently with a decent dog shampoo. Also, keep your schnauzer freshly groomed. Doing this will cut down on the possibility of schnauzer bumps.
As puppies... alot of Miniature Schnauzers will have brown banded hair intermixed with the grey and white banded. You will also noticed.. though not knowing what lines yours are out of.. that he/she will lighten up with age.
I disagree with washing every 2.5 weeks.. I'd say more towards 4-6 weeks. And schnauzer bumps is usually a genetic thing.. if its not in the genes its highly unlikely your pup will ever get them.
Yeah, I have heard that regurgitated a couple times too, I never had a problem with Sadie's food or coat until I got lazy in grooming and lax on the bathing. Not to mention the research I've been doing on the subject.
To each his own, but why put your dog through that if it is sheer laziness on the humans part in the first place? Besides, dogs start to stink, once a month is pretty nasty. Especially paws, like corn chips... hence bathing when I bathe.
Besides, nothing cuter than a freshly groomed dog so you can decipher which breed the dog actually is.
You don't want to bathe that often. I agree with Merico, you rob the skin of its oils when you do. Schnauzers bumps are often something that all schnauzers have, has nothing to do with bathing them. My vet said if they don't have them now they usually will with age. I have had some removed off all of my schnauzers. Since they are prone to pancreatis I would not feed corn chips. Yes, it is to each his own, but I prefer to have and try to keep my dogs as healthy as possible.
I did'nt realize that little Schnauzer's smelled that bad. I'm lucky I guess, unless my dogs get in the mud, or roll in a cow pie, I could get away without bathing them for at least 2 months. Then again, they have a really short smooth coat. I spiff them up for show, but other than that, not much.
LOL!!! She put a comma and I thought she meant she fed them corn chips. Schnauzers are not suppose to smell. But, when mine go outside when the weather is hot and they come back in they have a smell, then it seems to go away after they are in the house where its cool. I haven't ever smelled of their feet. Now, Kayla on the other hand does smell if she is not bathed more. She is a yorkie and their hair is almost like human, where the schnauzers have a fur like hair.