It's that time of year again, stripping.

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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby Smilin Jack » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:51 pm

Long Time no Laughs . Good too hear from You Steve . Wonder if your " Mop Head " dog would need Stripping ........?????
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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby fuzznut » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:07 am

Steven... some things are just worth it!!! :D
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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby orhunter » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:48 am

Yea, small sacrifices pay huge dividends. Steve, if you lived out west, you'd own ugly dogs.
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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby JONOV » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:44 am

I've found the mars coat king to do a great job removing the undercoat. As to stripping, its something that's easy enough to do sitting on the floor as you watch tv.
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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby Birddogs » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:41 pm

Whomever said clipping was a bad idea ....I concur .
One reason is you could end up with a coat like this .
I let him grow out for some art work ...but soon ....
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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby mastercaster » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:13 pm

JONOV wrote:I've found the mars coat king to do a great job removing the undercoat. As to stripping, its something that's easy enough to do sitting on the floor as you watch tv.


When you're doing the stripping/watching TV part of coat maintenance are you plucking out the hair by hand or using a stripping knife? Also,,,,,when do you know when to put the mars coat king stripping tool (12 teeth) away? I used mine for the very first time and quit when I had a pile about the size of a volleyball,,,,,but maybe I should have kept on going???

There was more but this was how much was in the pile when I took the photo:

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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby ryanr » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:42 pm

Dubbing!
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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby mastercaster » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:08 pm

ryanr wrote:Dubbing!


Haha,,,,,,I know all about dubbing but I usually use seal fur. LOL
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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby JONOV » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:14 pm

mastercaster wrote:
JONOV wrote:I've found the mars coat king to do a great job removing the undercoat. As to stripping, its something that's easy enough to do sitting on the floor as you watch tv.


When you're doing the stripping/watching TV part of coat maintenance are you plucking out the hair by hand or using a stripping knife? Also,,,,,when do you know when to put the mars coat king stripping tool (12 teeth) away? I used mine for the very first time and quit when I had a pile about the size of a volleyball,,,,,but maybe I should have kept on going???

There was more but this was how much was in the pile when I took the photo:

ImageIMG_1511 by Brent Davy, on Flickr

I put it away when it stops pulling off hair in the same amounts.

I do use a stripping knife. Some stuff I'll do by hand, some not. He's naturally a shaggy fellow to begin with.
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Re: It's that time of year again, stripping.

Postby orhunter » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:21 am

What I don't like about using the Mars/Furminator and such is they don't get all the hair that needs to be removed. The coat ends up being a mixture of dormant hair and growing hair. I want the coat to be hair all of the same age, either dormant or growing. Every dog/Griff has a genetic control over the length of the coat it will grow and when it goes dormant and we have some control over this by when we strip.

I might use a "tool" every couple of days beginning two weeks before I want to do a knife strip just to reduce the amount of hair that comes off with the knife. Makes the job a bit easier too. If I owned a slicker version of a Griff, I'd probably not use a knife or very sparingly. Mastercaster: From the looks of your hair pile, you need to use a knife.

Timing: I want a slick dog around the middle of September so the coat grows in over the hunting season and by the time it gets cold out, the dog has enough fur to keep warm no matter how harsh the weather gets. When we strip in the spring dictates when we can strip in the fall because of the genetic control over coat length and going dormant. DO NOT KNIFE STRIP A COAT THAT ISN'T DORMANT.
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