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.
  • HYPOALLERGENIC!!

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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