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Hand stripping is the process of removing the top layer of hair known as ‘guard hairs’ to reveal a softer undercoat. It is a more natural form of grooming for wire coated and some silky coated breeds of dog. Factors such as when the last hand strip took place and the condition of the coat will determine the time needed to complete the treatment, and therefore the price of the groom.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

We charge £25 per hour for hand stripping. Smaller dogs such as Border Terriers can typically take between 2 and 3 hours, larger dogs such as Airedale Terriers can be 4 to 5 hours work.


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