Dog | Hand Stripping for dogs

Handstripping Dogs

Hand stripping should be done on a 4-12 weekly basis but will depend on the individual coat, temperament and condition of the dog.

This method is common in the Terrier and Gun dog breeds and maintains the colour and texture of the coat.

Dogs must have a suitable coat, temperament and condition for hand stripping.

Commonly, neutered dogs may not be suitable for hand stripping as changes in hormones can affect the coat.

Hand stripping can be uncomfortable for some dogs, if this is the case we will suggest a different technique for your dog. (hand strip simulation)

We do not usually bath hand strip areas straight after hand stripping as this technique leaves open pores once the hair has been removed but we now have a NEW spa bath which facilitates this at an additional cost of £10.

We recommend a bath with the new spa bath or 3 days before or after hand stripping has been carried out. (Bathing is not included in the hand stripping price)

Please be aware if the coat is really thick or is harder to pull out, there may be an additional charge.

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