I have tried google-ing the answer to this but can not seem to find the answer. The reason being is that I hate brushing/scissoring my dogs "furnishings" and when I more times than not I butcher it. I think I would like to keep their furnishings shorter anyway just for ease. like 1/2"-3/" maybe? So still longer than the #10 blade I use on their body. So is there a reason that I am missing as to why I can't find hot to shave a dog's legs? Especially miniature schnauzer legs? Are they really easy to cut/make bleed? Does it not look good/butcher it? Also, what is the purpose of a guard? Is it to prevent cutting the dogs skin? or? Sorry if these are really dumb questions, I just can't find the answers and have always wondered. I feel like if I could shave their sides/legs that grooming would go a lot faster..