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well, we have been blessed with our 3rd Wee Cairn.  Callen is almost 10 weeks old and although he has only been with us for a couple of days, already he has fit right in.  Arwen and Kili love him, he is such a sweet young boy.  I plan to show this little tyke if this Covid thing shapes up.... looking for opinions on stripping.  some say to strip him right down the 1st time and others say there is no need.  any thoughts or comments on how to create the best show coat from day one will be appreciated.  thank you!! 



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Normally around 10-12 weeks we're pulling puppy fluff if there is any (not really seeing it on your cutie at the moment; it may have already been pulled). The main thing with getting and keeping Cairns in show coat is to get into the habit of treating grooming as a routine, not an event. Meaning, as the coat comes in and develops some length, pull a little  frequently ("rolling") rather than trying to whack it all at once.

One reason is to have different ages/lengths of coat building up in layers, which gives that thick, lush coat that you just want to sink your fingers into, with the lower shorter layers helping prop up the longer coat.

Another reason is because the coat on different areas of the body grow at different rates, so the face might need attention less frequently than the jacket, which can be rolled more frequently. Here's a great illustration from Swedish breeder Pillan Klebo (follow link for sample timetable). 

trimpaula.JPG (https://www.cairn.dk/ped/grooming.htm


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