Dog Hand Stripping Services Maldon

At Muddy Mutts, we understand that your dog’s appearance and wellbeing are of the utmost importance. That’s why we offer specialised hand stripping services, tailored especially for dogs with wiry coats. 

Our commitment to maintaining healthy and well-groomed coats shines through in our hand stripping expertise. We know that each dog is unique, and their coats deserve individualised care. Join us in Maldon, and let our professional groomers work their magic.

Step 1. Visual Health Check

When you entrust your furry friend to us for hand stripping, our meticulous visual health check is the first step towards ensuring their overall wellbeing. Here’s why it matters:

  • Early Issue Detection: Our experienced groomers have a keen eye for spotting any abnormalities or irregularities on your dog’s skin, coat, or body. Early detection of issues can lead to prompt veterinary care, preventing potential health concerns from worsening.
  • Tailored Grooming: Every dog is unique, and their specific needs are taken into account during this assessment. We’ll identify areas that require special attention or gentle handling, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free grooming experience.
  • Coat Condition Assessment: We evaluate the condition of your dog’s coat, looking for any matting, tangles, or dryness. This assessment helps us determine the most appropriate hand stripping techniques to enhance their coat’s health and appearance.
  • Foster Trust: Our visual health check isn’t just about physical assessment; it’s an opportunity to bond with your dog and create a trusting relationship. We understand that grooming can be a sensitive experience, and our approach is always gentle and patient.
  • Personalised Care: Based on our observations, we’ll tailor the hand stripping process to your dog’s specific requirements, ensuring they receive the highest level of care and attention throughout the grooming session.

Step 2. Hydro-bath

At Muddy Mutts, we understand that every dog deserves the best care, especially those with wiry or coarse coats that require hand stripping. That’s why we offer a specialised hydro-bath experience, ensuring your furry companion enjoys the ultimate pampering before their grooming session. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Warm and Soothing: Our hydro-bath is set at the perfect temperature to provide a warm and comforting experience for your dog, making bath time a pleasure.
  • Thorough Cleaning: Our state-of-the-art equipment delivers a gentle yet thorough clean, effectively removing dirt, loose fur, and debris from your dog’s coat.
  • Hydrating Massage: The hydro-bath provides a gentle massage that not only relaxes your dog but also helps improve blood circulation and promote overall skin and coat health.
  • Specialised Shampoos: We use high-quality, dog-friendly shampoos that are suitable for your dog’s specific coat type, ensuring a soft, clean, and healthy finish.
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Step 3. Shampoo Massage

We believe in providing nothing but the best for your beloved furry friend. Our shampoo massage is a pampering experience designed to ensure your dog not only looks great but also feels fantastic. Here’s what sets our shampoo massage apart:

  • Thorough Cleaning: Our experienced groomers pay meticulous attention to every inch of your dog’s coat, ensuring that dirt, grime, and loose fur are effectively removed.
  • Relaxing Massage: Our shampoo massage isn’t just about cleaning; it’s a soothing and beneficial massage that your dog will love. It helps improve blood circulation, reduces stress, and promotes overall skin and coat health.
  • Tailored to Your Dog: We select shampoos and conditioners that are suitable for your dog’s specific coat type, ensuring the best results.

Step 4. Brush and Blow Dry

We understand the unique needs of dogs with wiry or coarse coats, which is why our hand stripping service includes careful brushing and blow drying to ensure your furry companion looks and feels their best. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Gentle Brushing: Our experienced groomers use specialised brushes to gently remove tangles, knots, and loose fur from your dog’s coat. This process not only prepares the coat for hand stripping but also enhances blood circulation to the skin, promoting overall skin and coat health.
  • Tangle-Free Coat: We pay close attention to areas prone to tangles and matting, such as behind the ears and under the legs. Our thorough brushing ensures your dog’s coat is free from tangles, making the hand stripping process more efficient and comfortable for your pet.
  • Safe Blow-Drying: After brushing, we employ a gentle and safe blow-drying procedure to achieve a clean and tangle-free coat. Our groomers are skilled at using the right temperature and airflow to ensure your dog’s comfort throughout the process.
  • Customised Care: We tailor our brushing and blow-drying techniques to suit your dog’s specific coat type and needs, ensuring the best results.
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Step 5. Hand Strip

At Muddy Mutts, we take great pride in our hand stripping service, which is specifically designed to maintain the natural texture and health of certain coat types. When you choose our hand stripping service, you can expect:

  • Skilled Groomers: Our experienced groomers are experts in the art of hand stripping. They possess the knowledge and precision required to perform this technique with the utmost care and skill.
  • Preservation of Coat Texture: Hand stripping is the ideal method for dogs with wiry or coarse coats. Unlike clipping, hand stripping preserves the natural texture of the coat, keeping it looking and feeling its best.
  • Healthy Skin and Coat: By removing dead hair and encouraging the growth of new, healthy strands, hand stripping promotes better skin and coat health. It also prevents matting and excessive shedding.
  • Customised Care: We understand that each dog is unique. Our groomers assess your dog’s specific coat type and condition to tailor the hand stripping process for the best results.
  • Painless and Stress-Free: Our gentle approach ensures that the hand stripping process is painless and stress-free for your furry companion. We prioritise their comfort and well-being throughout the grooming session.
  • Maintaining Breed Standards: For certain breeds, hand stripping is essential to meet breed standards. Our groomers are well-versed in breed-specific requirements to ensure your dog looks their best.

Step 6. Nail Clip & Perfume

We understand the importance of maintaining your dog’s comfort and mobility, which is why we offer our Nail Clip service with utmost care:

  • Skilled Nail Technicians: Our skilled nail technicians are trained to provide a precise and gentle nail clipping experience. We understand that many dogs can be sensitive about their paws, so we take the time to ensure a stress-free experience.
  • Comfort and Mobility: Overgrown nails can be uncomfortable for dogs and affect their mobility. Our nail clipping service helps prevent these issues, promoting your dog’s overall well-being.
  • Professional Guidance: Our friendly team can provide guidance on the frequency of nail clipping based on your dog’s breed and lifestyle. Regular nail maintenance is essential for their comfort and health.
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4 Benefits of Our Hand Stripping Services

Choose Muddy Mutts Maldon for grooming services that make your puppy’s hygiene, health, and overall comfort a top priority. Our dedicated team is committed to delivering outstanding care, ensuring both you and your cherished pet are thoroughly satisfied with the results.

1. Maintains Natural Coat Texture​

Hand stripping is a precise grooming technique that preserves the natural look and feel of your dog's coat. By carefully removing old or damaged hair without cutting it, we maintain the unique texture and colour that makes your dog stand out.

2. Promotes Overall Coat Comfort​

Tangled and matted fur can be uncomfortable for your dog. Hand stripping keeps their coat in excellent condition, ensuring they feel comfortable, itch-free, and ready to show off their best self.

3. Enhances Coat Health​

Hand stripping not only keeps your dog looking great but also promotes their coat's overall health. By removing dead or damaged coat, we encourage the growth of a new, healthier coat.

4. Reduces Shedding​

Say goodbye to endless vacuuming and grooming! Hand stripping removes loose hair at its source, significantly reducing shedding. Your home stays cleaner, and your dog enjoys a more comfortable and less itchy existence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hand stripping is a grooming technique specifically designed for dogs with wiry or coarse coats. It involves manually plucking the dead outer hairs to maintain the coat’s natural texture and appearance. This method is typically used for breeds like Terriers, Spaniels, and Schnauzers. The suitability of hand stripping depends on your dog’s breed and coat type, and our experienced groomers can assess this during a consultation.

The frequency of hand stripping appointments varies depending on your dog’s breed and coat growth rate. In general, most dogs benefit from hand stripping every 6 to 12 weeks to ensure their coats remain healthy and free from matting or excessive shedding. Our grooming experts can provide a tailored schedule during your consultation.

When performed by trained professionals like ours, hand stripping should not be painful for your dog. It may cause some discomfort, similar to plucking out hairs, but it should not be painful. We prioritise your dog’s well-being and use gentle techniques to ensure a stress-free experience.

After hand stripping, your dog’s skin may be slightly sensitive. We recommend avoiding bathing your dog for at least a week after the grooming session to allow the skin to recover fully. Regular brushing can help maintain the coat’s texture between appointments.

While we understand your concern for your dog’s comfort, it’s usually best for owners to leave during the grooming process. Dogs tend to feel more relaxed and cooperative without their owner’s presence, allowing our experienced groomers to work efficiently and safely. Rest assured, your pet’s well-being is our top priority, and we’ll provide the best care during their grooming session.


Our pricing is competitive and transparent, reflecting the quality of service we provide. While prices may vary depending on the size and specific grooming needs of your dog, you can trust that our rates are fair and affordable. For detailed pricing information, please visit our office or contact us directly at 07446 411625.

How to Book?

Online Booking:

Visit our Booking Page to use our convenient online booking system. It’s a hassle-free way to secure your spot.

Contact Us:

If you prefer a personal touch, feel free to give us a call at 07446 411625.

Book Hand Stripping Services at Muddy Mutts in Maldon!

Unlock the full potential of your dog’s coat with Muddy Mutts‘ specialised hand stripping services. Our expert groomers will maintain the natural texture, enhance coat health, reduce shedding, and promote overall comfort for your furry friend. Don’t wait—book a hand stripping appointment today and treat your dog to the grooming care they truly deserve. Your pet’s well-being is our top priority.