Call Now: (888) 344-8658

Capturing the Essence of a Miniature Schnauzer Using Pet Grooming Techniques (Part 1 of 4-Part Series: Setting the Body Pattern)

This is a preview of a Video.
To watch the full video, either Login or Explore Membership today!
Video DescriptionAbout Kathy Rose


16 minutes, 25 seconds



In this lesson, Kathy Rose follows the principles she writes about in her Barkleigh Groomer-to-Groomer column. She demonstrates what she writes about and does every day in her own successful salon.

How many of you have Miniature Schnauzers who look just like this dog? They come into your salons every week, right?

This Schnauzer is tall and lanky. He’s got a few conformational challenges. Plus, he has one of those typical nightmare coats. It’s soft and silky – making it almost impossible to get a nice finish. How do you handle it? How do create a somewhat correct breed profile trim on a less than perfect specimen?

Kathy walks you through the grooming steps, making the most out of this pet Schnauzer. She demonstrates procedures she regularly uses to attain a breed profile trim while applying typical pet grooming practices. Kathy shows you how to achieve nice results with carding, clipping, guard-combs, and scissoring techniques. During the lesson, Kathy shares the products and tools she uses every day to get great results.

In the end, this pet sports the classic rectangular head. Well-shaped, triangular eyebrows. A nicely arched neck. His body is streamlined showing off both his physical structure and coat texture. And the undercarriage wraps nicely under his spring of ribs accentuating the depth and chest and a well-balanced dog.

We love how Kathy takes this fuzzy Miniature Schnauzer and turns him into a respectable looking fella in very little time.

In this video you will learn:

  • ways carding before clipping helps enhance the overall groom.
  • how to set the pattern lines on the head.
  • how to set the undercarriage for style and balance.
  • how to safely trim ears.
  • how to shape the classic Schnauzer eyebrows.

Kathy Rose

Certifications: NCMG, IPGCMG, ISCCCMS

A salon owner since 1983, Kathy Rose has garnered recognition in the pet industry both as an expert stylist and educator. As a competitive stylist, Kathy has won numerous national and international titles including best in show at almost every major US contest and gold and silver medals on Groom Team USA on four consecutive teams. She also served as the coordinator for two years.

Away from the competitive grooming ring, Kathy Rose is a sought after speaker and grooming judge. Kathy serves as Director the International Judges Association, (IJA) and is an IJA judge. She is also an accredited judge for the United Show Managers Alliance (USA) and she is accredited by the European Grooming Association (EGA) for all classes. She has offered her vast knowledge at virtually every major industry event stateside as well as in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and South Korea.
In recognition of her efforts Kathy has been a regular nomine for the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, winning the award for outstanding contributions to the pet Industry. Her skills have been put on display on Animal Planet’s popular television series “Petsburg USA: where Kathy was featured prominently in their “Mutt Makeover” episodes.

Most recently, Kathy hosted the television event shown on the Learning Channel, entitled “Extreme Poodles”. Kathy served as the Master of Ceremonies with TLC using her expertise to guide and narrate the entire event.

Kathy’s state of the art salon, Pets of Perfection was featured on the 2005 Barkleigh Groomer to Groomer Buyers Guide and she has written numerous articles related to salon design, as well as a series of articles relating to licensure and regulation of the grooming profession for Barkleigh Publications.

Early in her career, Kathy owner/handled her toy poodles and Portuguese Water dog to point and group placements as well as serving as Vice President and Assistant show Chairman for AKC sanctioned show events, receiving the outstanding service award.


7730 Boynton Beach Blvd., Suite 10
Boynton Beach FL  33437
Phone: (561) 369-0913


Feature Type



Breed Group

Breeds In This Video

Join OurPriority List

A membership in can help you achieve the next level in your career!  Join the priority list for our next open enrollment notification! (and we will send you a couple cool things to give you a taste of what you will enjoy as a member!)

Thanks for signing up! Please wait while we redirect you to our special Thank You page.