Sparky is a little over a year old and has been a client of mine since he was eight weeks old. His parents requested he be hand stripped. The technique of hand-stripping a terrier coat keeps the coat coarse and the color vibrant. I practice hand stripping, and I start the pet as a young puppy to get them used to the sensation of stripping out the coat.
By Ireland80 , January 2, in Grooming. Newbie here so apologies upfront if I ask questions that I am sure have been asked before. We just brought home our first ever cairn. She is young, just a smidge over 9 weeks.
Grooming a Cairn Terrier is an important part of maintaining your dog's health. Dogs that are groomed on a regular basis are less likely to have skin irritations and other problems. If you begin grooming when your dog is a puppy, it will be easier to do it later on. Your dog will be used to the process and less likely to struggle.
Your adorably shaggy Cairn terrier might not be the worst shedder, but weekly brushing of this double-coated pup will distribute his coat's natural oils and give him an overall neater appearance. To do this, you must brush his coarse, hard outer coat and his dense, but ultra-soft undercoat. Brush your Cair terrier's entire coat with a pin brush. Start at his rear and work frontward so you brush his chest and head last.