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What a time saver!
on July 12, 2007
We have two 5-year-old cairn terriers who have always been clipped. In the last year or so I've been doing it myself because most groomers don't know how to clip cairns, but it's such a long process and neither dog enjoyed it. Then I read online that cairns are supposed to be hand-stripped rather than clipped to keep their coats healthy, but that hand-stripping is difficult to learn and very expensive to have done professionally (if you can find someone to do it).
Fortunately I noticed that many cairn owners who don't show their dogs were praising something called a Mars Coat King in lieu of hand-stripping their pets, so I investigated and decided to try it. What a difference! You simply rake the dog's coat with this tool, and all the dead hair comes out. There's very little pulling, about the same amount as brushing. In fact both dogs yawned and laid down after a while while I raked them! In just an hour I had a pile of hair from both dogs that equaled the amount I usually clip off them -- but this was dead hair, roots and all, that NEEDED to come off. And it's easy and fast compared to using the clippers.
This tool can cut hair depending on how you use it, but it's best for pulling dead hair (or "stripping"). Our two look as if they've been clipped, but without the hassle and heartache. They just need a little scissor trim around the feet, ears, rump and whiskers to finish them off.
I bought the MCK 10 blade medium and also the MCK 16 blade fine. The 10 blade works the best on my two, even though the boy has medium coarse hair and the girl has fine hair.
If you have a terrier, especially a cairn, I can't recommend the Mars Coat King enough. Treat yourself and your furry friend to this wonderful product! You might never need to break out the clippers or visit a groomer again.