Hand Stripping

Hand Stripping

Hand Stripping


Do you handstrip?
Yes! I own and show breeds that require it myself (Nujax Red Delight- Lakeland Terrier). I also have a growing clientele list of owners that require their dogs to be handstripped.

What is Hand Stripping?
Hand stripping involves pulling out the dead outer coat of wired-haired or “rough-coated” breeds by hand, rather than cutting the hair with clippers. This allows a new “harsh” wire coat to grow in.

Doesn’t pulling out the hair hurt?
No. It does not hurt the dog. Some might not like it, but it is not painful when done properly. Wire hair is not attached like our own hair or breeds with other types of coats. Many dogs even enjoy it.

What breeds are usually hand stripped?
Typically most terrier/wire haired breeds are handstripped if they are to be shown, it is advisable to clip pet dogs unless specifically requested. Handstripped breeds include:

  • Airedale Terrier

  • Australian Terrier

  • Border Terrier

  • Cairn Terrier

  • Dandie Dinmont

  • Irish Terrier

  • Lakeland Terrier

  • Miniature Schnauzer

  • Norfolk Terrier

  • Parsons Terrier

  • Parsons Terrier

  • Sealyham Terrier

  • Welsh Terrier

  • Wire Fox Terrier

  • Giant Schnauzer

  • Standard Schnauzer


Do you have a question?

If you have any questions regarding your dog being groomed please do not hesitate to contact us today.


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Ossington, Newark,
NG23 6ND


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