Hand stripping is an old grooming method used by people who are preparing
"broken-coated" dogs for the show ring. Stripping knives are used to literally pull
the dogs hair down to the skin. As a result the hair comes back in at different lengths
and weaves together to form a "jacket" that lays flat against the dog's body.
A stripped coat will come back in eight to twelve weeks depending on the type
coat your dog has and how fast the dog grows hair.
Preparing "broken coated" dogs is a lengthy process which requires daily maintainence
once the coat has come in. The end result is worth it, as you can see by the photograph
on my show girlspages.
This is my Pistol puppy with eight days growth after being pulled down to the skin.
She grows hair extremely fast and was in the show ring seven weeks after being stripped.
This is a Lakeland Terrier that has been hand-stripped and is in show coat.
This Airedale Terrier has been hand-stripped and is also show-coat
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