Handstripping a Rolled Coat on a Wire Fox Terrier (Double Feature)

FREE EXCERPT: Handstripping a Rolled Coat on a Wire Fox Terrier (Part 1 of 5-part Series) - 10 minutes


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We have a special treat for you with this lesson. Michell Evans’ specialty is hand-stripping. In this video lesson, she takes you through the step she is taking RIGHT NOW to get this dog ready for the next World Team Grooming Championships in Barcelona Spain.

As Michell says, keeping a dog in a rolled coat is easy, once it’s established. It’s the ‘getting it established’ that is the tough part, and that’s where she is right now.

To see a harsh coated Terrier done correctly, to breed profile, is simply breathtaking. This is where grooming is elevated to a form of art. Michell is a skilled sculpture. Instead of clay, wood, or stone, her medium is fur. And her tools are her hands, along with stripping knives and stones.

Join Michell as she shares her well-earned knowledge on this subject. She is a fabulous teacher and communicator. Even if you are new to grooming or the art of hand-stripping, Michell’s easy going nature and clear teaching style makes this lesson super easy to understand. She makes it look easy.

In Part 1: Michell discusses the overall goals you would look for with the coat, the breed profile of the Wire Fox Terrier, what tools to use, and how to use them correctly. She then moved into shaping the coat on the body and on the legs.

Part 2: Trimming the Legs & Accentuating Correct Structure – 24 minutes
Part 3: Styling the Head – 20 minutes
Part 4: Overview of Front Assembly & Detailing of the Finished Trim – 14 minutes
Part 5: Enhancing the Natural Coat Color & Texture – 10 minutes

In this video series you will learn:

  • What is the goal of a ‘rolled coat.’
  • What tools work best to keep a dog in a rolled coat.
  • How often you need to work on a dog for show or for pet to keep the coat maintained.
  • When viewed from the front, what shape are you aiming towards on the legs.
  • Establishing reference points on the chest and head.
  • What tool works best for ears.
  • How to get a ‘keen expression.’
  • Where to set the goatee.
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Michell Evans

Michell Evans is a multi-Best in Show and Best All Around groomer and is a Certified Master Groomer through National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA) and the International Professional Groomers Incorporated (IPG).

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