Welcome to Our Puppy Blog!

Welcome to our blog! I am a small hobby breeder of Schnoodle puppies. My Schnoodles are a cross of the White Schnauzer with a Red Poodle. These dogs do not shed, are great for allergy sufferers, are friendly and easily trained.

We have 4 breeding females and sell our puppies face to face as required by APHIS rules for hobby breeders.

Our breeding dogs are from purebred Akc lines and the Schnoodle puppies are registered with ICA (the registry for Designer breed dogs.)

They will be vet checked, have their first set of shots, and be Ugodog Puppy Toilet Trained. But this is just the beginning! Read through our posts to see the special care and attention we give our litter. You will enjoy watching our Growing Puppies!

We sell our puppies through our Waiting list. We do not post them on the blog for purchase. If you wish to be contacted with updates on the next litter email me at GrowingPuppies@gmail.com

Update: We are so excited for our winter puppies. I also hope for a litter in Summer 2018.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Grooming your Puppy at Home --- Scaredy Cut Review

Sometimes I am amazed at the number of useful Grooming Tools that are available to help us keep our dogs looking their best!   I wanted to share the Scaredy Cut as an easy way for a novice to trim a dog without investing a lot in an electric groomer.  (See the Scaredy Cut in our shop...$29.95.)
Scaredy Cut combs come in #1,#2,#3, #4, #5, #6 sizes.

Although I always encourage my customers to get a puppy use to the motor of the Grooming Clipper at an early age.  It may be better to let the young puppy hear the noise of the tool and feel the vibrations without actually cutting the fur.  Because initially they will be very squirmy for grooming.

You will have a much easier time getting the puppy to stand still using the Scaredy cut.  And for the early trims most people want to leave a longer length on their puppies.  The Scaredy Cut Grooming Scissors are perfect for longer length cuts.  The Scissor comes with 7 easily detachable combs.   The large array of sizes means you can cut a close 1/4" length (great for the back) all the way up to a full 1" length (great for fluffy legs)

You will also need to buy a pair of Ball Scissors for trimming around eyes and eyebrows.  The blunt nosed ends make it much safer than regular sharp nosed scissors. (These scissors can also be purchased from Our Shop link above)

The Scaredy cut package comes with the easy to follow directions below:

Of course when you have multiple dogs like I have, the Scaredy Cut isn't fast enough for every part of the grooming process.  I use the Andis Clipper for the closer trimmed parts of the body (#10 blade for head and ears. #4FC for the back).  And the Scaredy Cut works well for me on the furnishings.  A #6 comb on the Scaredy cut leaves a perfect 1" length for Schnauzer legs.

During the winter I like to leave the dogs fur longer than usual.  So at Christmas I used my Scaredycut to trim Coco and Misty.  In the photo below, I used the shortest Scaredy cut comb on Coco's back, and the longest comb on her legs and sides.  There were a few mats in her back legs that had to be cut out....it left a bit of a hole.  But that was my fault f or not brushing her legs regularly.  As you can see Coco looks pretty even throughout her cut.

In winter, it's nice to leave a longer coat on dogs.

Best of all, the dogs don't mind being groomed with the Scaredy Cut.  There is no noise except the occasional snip of the scissor.   Anyone can use it  and the dogs hardly know they are being trimmed.   It is a relaxing experience for the dog, and stress-free experience for the owner.

There are a few draw backs with the Scaredy Cut clipper.  Your fingers will get tired if you use it on the whole body.    If that is the case, it is easy enough to do the back in one sitting, the legs in another.Also it is much slower than using an electric tool.  The cut is not as smooth. Finally these are not super high quality hair cutting scissors.  With all the fur cutting they will eventually get dull.

I highly recommend the Scaredy cut for a young puppy, a novice groomer, or for trimming in between trips to the groomer..  I find it a very useful tool especially for young puppies.  It is, however, no replacement for an electric grooming tool in the long run.  Over the long run, you will want to use an electric trimmer for your dog.  It is soooo much faster to groom and leaves a much smoother cut.   Plus your fingers will thank you!


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