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 Post subject: Grooming
PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:51 pm 
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Is there a big difference in using a Stripping knife vs. a De-Shedding Brush/comb?


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 Post subject: Re: Grooming
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:43 am 
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Yes, stripping knives pull out undercoat and encourage stronger, straighter back coat to grow back in. Generally, deshedding combs/brushes cut the hair which does not create the same type of back coat. Having said that, unless you are showing, stripping really isn't necessary. Stripping knives are only used on back and top of neck, and occasionally on the topknot. Some deshedding combs/brushes can be used on side coat.


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 Post subject: Re: Grooming
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:23 pm 
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Gale, where does the Mars Coat King fit in? sort of a stripper, more than just deshedding... ?

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 Post subject: Re: Grooming
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Mars Coat King cuts the hair. I use it to debulk the undercoat before I start stripping. However, my handler doesn't approve of me doing that and always balls me out. She says I'm being lazy. lol I do know of some owner-handlers that just use the Mars on their dogs' backs. It looks fine until you see a back that's been correctly stripped. I think that for most pet owners, the Mars Coat King does a great job!


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 Post subject: Re: Grooming
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:07 am 
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Definitely a stripping knife works for me as it gives my dog a cleaner and flatter coat that does not mat easily.


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