Hand Stripping & Carding

Hand stripping and carding - I know there is many people scratching their heads going - "What??"
Hand stripping and carding is a process done mainly on Terriers or wire haired breeds. Stripping is the process of pulling out the dogs coat to maintain proper coat growth and texture. If you see a Stripped Terrier coat and a clipped Terrier coat you will totally see the difference, the Stripped will have a coarser texture with a deeper colour whilst the clipped coat will be softer and lighter.

Carding and stripping tools can also help to remove wispy bits from the face and body and neaten body lines, even on short coated dogs they can be used to help remove loose hair so there is not so much on the couch!