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We have two fully qualified members of staff in handstripping. Our most popular handstripping breed is the border terrier, however we have also stripped many Cocker spaniel, westies, dachshunds, patterdales and many other wire haired breeds.

If this is something you are interested in please get in contact so we can discuss exactly what is best for your dog. Prices start from £35 - Handstripping costs more than a ususal clip off but gives a much nicer finish and lasts a lot longer. 


Hand-stripping is a type of grooming method that dog owners use to remove excess hair from their dog’s coat. The most common method of dog grooming is clipping – this method involves the use of a pair of electric clippers which cut or shave the top layer of hair on a dog’s coat. The difference between clipping and hand-stripping is that not only is hand-stripping done by hand, but it removes coat from the root (not just the top layer) so a new coat is able to grow in. Each time you clip a dog’s coat instead of hand stripping, you are just taking off the top layer of dead fur rather than removing it from the roots – as a result, the coat may become duller in texture and color with each clipping.

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