Charlie'sMom Posted February 2, 2018 Share Posted February 2, 2018 Hi Everyone! I need some more advice from all of you wise Cairn owners. My dog Charlie is 10 years old and while I have been taking him to the groomer every 5 - 6 weeks, it turns out that our plan for grooming him wasn't working. Although he had the best of intentions, my groomer was only stripping the outer coat and was not thinning the undercoat. I began to notice Charile's outer coat getting thinner, like a bad come-over. This last time when I picked Charlie up from the groomer he told me that he wanted to shave Charlie because his hair was too matted. As I began reading up on grooming Cairns I began to realize that his coat is blown due to excessive undercoat. The outer coat that Charlie has left is really dull and lifeless and should be stripped. I'm wondering if I should fully strip his outer coat even if it means that there is none left and thin the undercoat or should I thin the undercoat and wait until there is more growth of his outer coat before I strip him. After all these years I'm having to learn to do it myself as there is no one in my area that will do it for a reasonable price. Thanks in advance for your help. Laura Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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