Hand Stripping

Hand stripping means pulling the coat out to reduce the length, using a humane technique.

If your dog has a very wiry coat it may be possible to hand strip (depending on breed and quality of coat). The coat must be on its moulting cycle and be ready to be removed. Hand stripping helps to retain the texture and colour of the coat.

The breed most suitable for hand stripping is the Border Terrier.

For many breeds hand stripping would not be recommended. The procedure either needs to be carried out every few weeks as new hairs start to come through or every 6 months when the coat is ready to be removed.

A lot of breeds are hand stripped in the show ring but it is not generally economic for the average dog owner to pay the grooming fee on such a regular interval or carry out the technique at home.

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Home Grooming Styles Hand Stripping

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