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Hand Stripping

Some breeds have double coats; the undercoat is soft and short, where as the top coat in some breeds can be made up of a coarse longer hair. Border Terriers, for example. This coarse longer hair is what falls out and covers your carpet and furniture! For these breeds, stripping dog hair by hand is the best way to look after them.

The longer hairs, when they fall out, are replaced quite quickly by new growth and so retain the correct colour and markings of the dog’s coat. The best and correct care for dogs with this type of coat is also referred to as ‘dog stripping’. For terriers (or as some people spell it, terriors) hand stripping  brings out the best in their coat. Similarly with Westies, hand stripping gives you the best results and will make your doggie stand out from the crowd.


Stripping dog hair is quite a time consuming method and not all pet companies in this field will offer it. As the name suggests, this practice involves stripping by hand. In the most simplistic terms, it involves pulling the dead fur out of the coat, and so promoting the growth of new fur. This does not discomfort the dog in any way, as it is already dead...the fur that is! This practice will also thin out the coat and improve the overall appearance of the fur quite considerably.

Is there a cheaper or quicker alternative?

An alternative way of cutting this type of dog’s fur is to use dog clippers. However, employ this practice with great caution if you want to maintain a healthy double coat, as clipping will take it right back. In doing so it can remove all the coarse longer part of the coat, and consequently, it may not fully grow back, so you are then left with a soft coated dog. In addition, a knock on effect of doing this is that the overall colour(s) of the coat can be affected.

This hand Stripping service is extremely popular. So...don’t delay, pick up the phone or email Lisa now! Call - 07968 237 690 or click - . Simple!

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Blossoms Pet Care
Professional Pet Care Services throughout Gloucestershire, UK, including Gloucester and Cheltenham.

( Dog Grooming Franchise)