Some dog breeds have double coats which means the undercoat is short and soft but the
top coat on some breeds is made up of wirey or coarse longer hair. The longer hair is what falls out
also known as malting and as you konw this covers your house clothes and the carpet!
For these breeds, stripping dog hair by hand is the best way to look after them.
If this type of coat does get clipped then it becomes fluffy and can alter the colour, making it dull.
Hand stripping helps the coat colour to remain stronger and brighter.
Hand stripping dog hair is a time consuming method so for this reason you may find not
all pet grooming companies will not offer it. As the name says hand stripping involves
stripping by hand. In the most basic terms we remove the dead fur out of the coat.
This method does not discomfort the dog in any way as the fur is already dead.
This also thins the coat so a new coat is able to grow in and improves the overall
appearance of the your dogs fur.
Breeds Which Can Be Handstripped
Dogs what are handstripped are often dogs with a wirey coat.
Here are a list of common breeds to be hand stripped.
German Wirehaired Pointer
Italian Spinone (also known as Spinone Italiano)
Wire Fox Terrier
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Hand Stripping Grooms Include
Breed Specific Grooming
Reduced Stress Grooming
Full handstrip - no clipping
Nails will be trimmed if needed
Ears and eyes checked and cleaned
Bathed using high quality shampoo and conditioner
Blow dry to ensure we remove any remaining dead hair
Finally a nice smelling doggy to finish
The Mobile Dog Grooming Salon
Contact us for more information about our mobile dog grooming hand stripping service or book an appointment for us to come to you in your local mobile dog grooming van.
We will come to you anywhere in Rutland, Stamford, Bourne or Melton Mowbray. You can book our Hand Stripping dog grooming services
online any time - day or night!