How to Strip Your Dog's Coat
Each stripping is separated by one week. The purpose of this is to have the hair grow at different lengths to fill in areas that might not project a smooth topline (i.e. There is usually a dip near the tail and that is why the tail and shoulders are done first to have a little more hair there to make a smooth topline appearance).
- To begin stripping you will need some stripping knives. There are inexpensive ones out there but the Pearson line of knife works best at separating and pulling the hair. There are several stripping knives and each has it's purpose. Please refer to this link for more info: http://www.strippingknives.com/ also refer to this grooming article for help: http://www.strippingknives.com/grooming/schnauzertips.htm
- K-7 ear powder with resin. Make sure it has resin in it as this will enable the hairs to separate and come out easily.
- Stone to de-fuzz when finished.
Listed below are pictures for each week of stripping. They are provided by our Puerto Rican customer Alfredo and his Ammi. Alfredo decided to strip Ammi's coat himself after not being satisfied with a groomers work. He did a wonderful job.
Head and Neck area