I fell in love with the classic Schnauzer look so I like the longer beards. But having just spent an hour combing out some very nasty mats from under Suki's front legs I have some sympathy for anyone who works and can't always find time to comb out a Schnauzer every single day. They are a lot more high maintenance than I ever imagined.
I once went to a conference where a psychologist said that a baby looks at its mother's face to get a sense of itself, and it sees its image reflected in its mother's eyes. If when you look at Que, you like the way he looks and you look at him with love and tenderness, Que is going to think he's the handsomest dog on earth. If you look at him kind of critically, he may feel a little insecure. So it's what YOU like and what fits best in your lifestyle that's important, for you and Que both.
I think Que is a darling dog, whether his beard is long or
He has so much personality, it shines from his eyes.
Off to do last minute shopping. Merry Christmas everyone!