Handstripping is a process where the dead outer coat of wire haired and rough coated breeds is pulled out by hand rather than cutting the hair with clippers. A new coarse wire coat will then grow back.
For spaniels, the softer, dead undercoat is stripped so the silky coat can lay flat and smooth.
When done correctly the stripping of the coat is not painful to the dog at all and produces a beautiful finish.
Wire Fox Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)
German Wirehaired Pointer
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV)
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