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Grooming the Miniature Schnauzer: The Short & Sassy Pet Trim (1 of 3-Part Series: Setting the Pattern with Clippers)

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Video DescriptionAbout Lindsey Dicken


9 minutes, 35 seconds



Let’s face it. In the pet world, Miniature Schnauzers just don’t get hand-stripped. The majority of dogs that we see in our salons are clipper cut. In this lesson, award-winning pet stylist, Lindsey Dicken shows you how to retain the proper essence of the Miniature Schnauzer using pet grooming techniques.

She starts by setting the body pattern with a short clipper blade. She uses muscles and bone structure to set the pattern Lindsey shows you how to get your pattern lines to flow seamlessly into the furnishings. Lindsey shows you plenty of great shortcuts to make trimming the longer coat a snap. The head on the Miniature Schnauzer is the crowning glory. Almost half of this video deals with correctly styling the head including: how to safely clipper the ears, how to set the pattern lines to get the classic brick shape, and how to trim the eyebrows.

Throughout the entire lesson, Lindsey gives you great time-saving tips and tricks. She shares with you what tools she likes to use and what products helpher get the job done.

In this video you will learn:

  • A time-saving trick you will get the coat really smooth
  • How to round the feet quickly and safely
  • How to quickly trim the transition line so they blend seamlessly
  • How to trim the ears to minimize nicks
  • How to trim the eyebrows to get the ‘fierce’ expression

Lindsey Dicken

Certifications: NCMG

Lindsey Dicken is a National Certified Master Groomer.  She has been grooming for 8 years, and has been grooming competitively for 6 of those.  Prior to becoming a pet stylist, Lindsey was active in preparing and exhibiting saddle and draft horses.

Since beginning her dog grooming career, Lindsey has competed all over the country, and won multiple Best All Around Groomer awards, Best Scissored Poodle awards, World Champion Poodle Groomer, and Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year.  She received the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010, and was nominated for a Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award. Lindsey has won several Best In Shows, most notably back to back wins at Intergroom 2009 and 2010 with a Bichon Frise.

She has qualified for Groom Team USA’s Top Ten Stylists every year she was eligible, reaching # 6 position her very first year.  She was the #1 ranked groomer in the nation for 2007, 2009, and 2011 and had the honor of traveling to Germany in 2009 to compete in the World Team Grooming Championship.  She helped Groom Team bring home the gold for the USA, winning a gold medal with a Bichon Frise. In 2011, Groom Team USA traveled to Belgium, and Lindsey helped her team earn the silver medal, competing with a miniature poodle in English Saddle trim.

Lindsey is most known for her work on Bichons Frises and Poodles, however she has also excelled in competition with Kerry Blue Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Clumber Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Gordon Setters, and mixed breeds.

In addition to competing in grooming contests, Lindsey also shows her Bichons Frises, miniature poodles, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in AKC conformation shows.

Contact Information
The Fetching Canine
1490 W. St RD 434 - Suite 100 Longwood, FL 32750
SALON Phone: 407-493-5099



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