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Tracy A.

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Tracy A.

Hi Everyone,

Long time, no talk.    Since i was stopping by, i thought i'd share one of my favorite grooming tools. Because who doesn't love tool talk!

 A few years back I got a pretty inexpensive "mat breaker" comb from the groomers mall, its a wide tooth variety. I love it more than my mars stripping combs, and rakes. It works really well on Mettwurst who is like a woolly mammoth when it comes to under and top coat... he has double the fun.  It strips both top and undercoat for me, and doesn't leave the divots that the Mars rake can cause.  It is also excellent for just straight old plain mat breaking.  I find myself using this comb on the jacket most for weekly maintenance instead of any other tool i own.  On a mature coat it really grab the top and under coat if its ready to come out,  divot free! 

There is also a narrow tooth variety, but I only use that one a tight mat if needed, but never as just a comb.
 

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RosieLu

Sounds really useful. What is the actual name of it and do you know whether it is available on line?

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sanford

Based on your post, I ordered the  (narrow-toothed), 11 blade curved and I liked the way it worked. I can only speak for my experience with Ruffy, whose coat is not very harsh and who has a low tolerance for cooperating when being groomed... For us, it was somewhat easier than the Mars Coat King , but I'm not experienced enough to endorse this tool for other cairns with varying coat textures. The blades inside the curve seems quite sharp, so this dematter is probably cutting, as much as pulling or stripping.

Pulling the tool straight through the coat didn't yield much of a result, but bending my wrist as I pulled was more successful, although I seem to recall that a bent wrist caused the Coat King to cut the fur. If others on the site use this dematter, we might get more info. I'm going to continue with it for the present time... or at least until Ruffy decides to reject this tool along with all the others in the Reject Drawer!:censored::D

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sanford

In the 6 hours that elapsed since I wrote the above post, Ruffy decided he hates the dematter as much as the Coat King! Both tools are now keeping each other company, living side by side in the Reject Drawer.?

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kieiras mom

Cairns also have strong opinions about grooming tools,prefer to ignore all of them

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JoJo

I find Pepper will allow me to rake most of her so long as I give her chew toys and follow her around the room, raking her every time she settles down for a good chew.  Of course, she has to relocate about every 60 seconds and only tolerates this for about 15 minutes, then runs away.  As a result, she has shorter hair over her body with very long tufts sticking out everywhere (some places get groomed a lot more than others)!  But she's still scruffy and stinkin' cute :P

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sanford
10 hours ago, JoJo said:

...As a result, she has shorter hair over her body with very long tufts sticking out everywhere (some places get groomed a lot more than others)!  But she's still scruffy and stinkin' cute :P

This is the same result I got with Ruffy... I ended up looking at the wreckage and just shaking my head, but yesterday someone commented that they liked his trendy punk look!?

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Toto-lee Cairn

The vet yesterday suggested getting myself a book on how-to-strip-a-Cairn.  Have had the one I ordered from the Cairn Terrier Club, several years back, with my first Cairn, a 10-year-old rescue.  I understand, I think, what to do, in premise -- but I can't seem to get Toto interested in reading the book.

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Dianne

Funny!!!

Funnier that the vet would suggest a book with so many good videos on Youtube. I like the one by Barbara Bird on Cairns.

We are lucky that we have a former Cairn Breeder/Shower who will do some light stripping. Perfect for us.

Our local groomers would not do any stripping and we did not want her beautiful brindle coat to be clippered. Another alternative was to return to the breeder who would strip her but was a 3 -4 hour drive that would necessitate an over night stay.   

Our routine now is to take her to Tammy (only 45 minutes away) every 2+  months. In between we brush her with wire slicker and use Mars Rake once a week. She likes these brushings. Trim her tips (ears and tail), and anything else that looks too shaggy. If she requires a bath we do a quick bath with Crisp Coat shampoo. We have the vet do her nails.

Prior to Katie Cairn I would occasionally pet groom our Westies and so have all the accouterments/equipment. With Katie I decided to just keep it simple. Clean, trim and tidy.

Cheers!

Dianne

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Tracy A.

Replying to hand stripping questions,  I wonder if my mini hand stripping photo tutorial is still on the site...... hhmmm   bradl?

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