BEARDS are in - just ask schnauzer owner Clare Harding.
The Launceston woman, who owns two of the well-groomed pooches, co-ordinated a meet-up for Northern schnauzer owners on Sunday.
Ms Harding said the now-fortnightly event was a great opportunity for schnauzer owners to catch up.
‘‘It’s a get-together for people to talk about their schnauzers, discuss any issues we have, share our love of the breed and share our tips and stories,’’ she said.
‘‘Schnauzers are really family-friendly, have the best temperament, and are non-shedding – which is a bonus.
‘‘They’re really good with kids and families and they’ve got cute little hipster beards, too.’’
Ms Harding organised Sunday’s meeting at Coronation Park in Launceston under the banner of Facebook group Bearded Buddies of Tasmania.
She said it was hoped a statewide get-together would be organised for April and encouraged schnauzer aficionados to log on to facebook.com/groups/BeardedBuddies.