Dog Handstrip Grooming Service

Hand stripping is a grooming technique that involves removing dead hairs from the coat by hand rather than cutting in order to keep the coat neat and healthy. We often conducted this service twice a year on our doggy clients, in the spring and fall, to accelerate the natural process of growth and shedding.



Hand Strip Grooming

From £55.00

Our handstripping grooming service is for breeds where trimming is simply not an option if the coat’s integrity and aesthetics are to be preserved. This is a lengthy and patient operation that can take up to three hours to accomplish perfectly, but the results are amazing, and it assures that your pet’s coat grows back in its ideal thickness, texture, and colour.

Dog Handstrip Grooming

Dogs with wiry coats tend to need hand stripping to groom to breed standard. This includes most of the Terrier group. Other breeds that require hand striping include:

  • Airedale Terrier
  • Bouvier de Flanders
  • Affenpinscher
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Wire Fox Terrier
  • Jack Russel Terrier
  • German Wirehaired Pointer
  • Schnauzer
  • Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  • Wirehaired Dachshund


Our Rates

Appointment Required
3 Hour Time Slot
From £55.00
Price subject to size and condition of the dog.

Book Online

If you are a new customer and would like a free consultation with Lew, please contact us at any time. All other bookings should be made online through our booking system, and we will confirm your appointment as soon as we receive it. If you are unable to find a suitable appointment time, please contact the studio during normal business hours at 01209 697020 as we may be able to adjust the schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my dog stay with you all day?

Most of our appointment slots are between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the grooming service you choose. We are a 1 to 1 grooming studio, therefore promote drop-off and pick-up is essential.

How do I know your studio is safe?

Our purpose-built grooming studio has a double-door entry door system with full security. We have full HD CCTV throughout the studio, including the grooming and bathing area, providing full transparency and safety assurance. Whilst your dog is waiting to be groomed, they are provided with a comfy bed and freshwater. After the grooming session, and they are waiting for you to collect, your dog will again wait in a comfortable bed with a water supply. We pride ourselves on having a clean, comfortable studio, and we work hard to ensure the grooming areas are sanitized between sessions.

Can my nervous dog still be groomed?

Although not all dogs enjoy grooming, we strive to make it a less frightening experience for them. If your dog is particularly averse to grooming, we can strive to re-sensitize him. We’re prepared to put in the time to make a dog less afraid of the whole process, even if it means a few appointments and some training at home.

At what age should I get my puppy groomed?

We adore puppies! Your puppy is welcome here as soon as he or she has had his or her puppy immunizations; the earlier the better, as we will have more opportunity to ease the puppy into it gradually. When they need a full groom, they can learn about the equipment piece by piece rather than all at once.

My dogs aggressive, can HE still be groomed?

ALL canines are welcome to use our grooming services. We understand that some dogs are a little aggressive, and we try our best to accommodate such personalities at Lews Dog Groomers.

If your dog is aggressive, it’s possible that they’re scared and just need a few trips to the studio to look about and meet the groomers to feel at ease.

We invite you and your dog to come in for a free consultation to determine the best course of action for your dog. There are measures we can utilise, like muzzles, to keep your dog safe while at the studio so that aggressive behaviour is avoided.

Are your groomers qualified?

Lew is the founder & sole 1 on 1 groomer at the studio, with over 8 years in professional dog salons with a level 3 City and Guilds in dog grooming.

Get Started


Lew’s Grooming Studio welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Every dog is different, and we treat them all with the respect they deserve. We can assist you if your dog is scared and frightened, or if you are unsure about the type of grooming your pet requires.

Please contact us if you’d like to set up a free consultation.


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Lew’s Grooming Studio, The Lady Basset Building, Church Road, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PT