Waggy Groomers

Hand Stripping

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Stripping or hand-stripping is the process of pulling the dead hair out of the coat of a non-shedding dog, either by using a stripping knife or the fingers.

A hard, wiry coat has a cycle where it starts growing and then sheds as it reaches maximum length.
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Hand-stripping coordinates the shedding and makes room for a new coat to grow. Stripping is the proper grooming method for most terriers, spaniels, and many other breeds.

The hair is removed with either a stripping knife or stripping stone, with the top coat removed to reveal the dense, soft undercoat. If done correctly, the procedure is painless.

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Many dogs are reported to enjoy having their hair stripped, especially when they are introduced to it as puppies.

Hand stripping really makes a phenomenal difference in the coat of your rough or wire-coated breeds.