While show dogs are groomed using carding, thinning and stripping techniques, pet English springer spaniels are often clipped using a variety of blades.
Forty-year grooming veteran Sue Pratt demonstrates how she clips—instead of hand-strips—her champion miniature schnauzer.
A good teddy cut is a popular choice for Pomeranians, as it makes their thick, fluffy coat easier for owners to brush and helps keep the dog cooler, particularly during hot summer months.
The Norwich terrier is a great dog to use in demonstrating hand stripping, a technique that has largely become a lost art among professional groomers.
Grooming veteran Sue Pratt demonstrates how she accommodates the different needs of her two Brussels Griffons, Frodo and Winnie, on the grooming table.
Although it will change the texture and lighten the color of a Welsh terrier’s coat, clipping these dogs instead of handstripping them makes for a faster and more cost-effective groom.