Like all dogs, the Schnauzer needs to be fed and walked. He will not do without hygienic procedures and the prevention of parasites, and that the dog really does not fade and has no smell, proper and regular care for the coat is necessary.
- The outer layer acts as a protective barrier and has a tough, wiry texture.
- The inner layer has a softer consistency, similar to the texture of cotton.
Another important aspect that needs to be mentioned about a Schnauzer's fur is that it doesn't fall out unless it has a disease. This feature also means that this coat requires regular care and attention.
Coat care doesn't simply refer to aesthetics or style: A dog with a healthy coat is a dog with good internal health.
A Schnauzer's coat is prone to develop knots, and the best way to prevent this is by brushing it regularly, preferably by using a soft-bristled brush.
Between 12 and 15 months of age, the young Schnauzer should be brushed on a daily basis, since it is growing its final adult coat. This prevents any dead puppy hair from tangling with newly growing fur.
Once it surpasses 15 months of age, the adult Schnauzer doesn't need to be brushed on a daily basis. However, it should be done periodically a few times a week.