Hand Stripping – a lost art (we have it)

Why is it awesome to have a Bouvier person as a groomer? Because she really knows how to Hand Strip!

Before and after Border Terriers

Dogs with textured coats need to be hand stripped and NOT shaved. Does your dog have a textured coat? Here are some examples:

  • Airedale Terrier
  • Affenpinscher
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • German Wirehaired Pointer
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Border Terrier
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  • Wirehaired Dachshund

Why hand strip?

  • Stripping has to be done every 4-6 months instead of weeks
  • Keeps the integrity and texture of the hair and skin – keeps natural color and protects the skin
  • Less bathing because the coat is protective!
  • Maintains a water-proof coat: go play in that lake, river, or ocean – a shakeoff and we’re good to go!
  • Keeps dogs cool in hot months thanks to taking out excess
  • Keeps dogs warm in cool months because the coat is closed and retains body heat
  • Stinky? If the coat is intact, it won’t happen. Shaving causes a lot of this because oils over produce.

Book your appointment today! We can hand strip, roll, cart, and pull down all coats!

We are the only experienced hand stripper on the Central Coast!

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