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Slapton, South Hams, Devon

01548 580 496 0780 858 3031

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Grooming Gallery

Working Cocker Spaniel - Handstripped

Bailey is a 20 month old working Cocker Spaniel with a lovely fine silky coat. As he had not been groomed before, the best choice to preserve the texture and colour of the coat was to handstrip. This involved carding our the coat with special carding knives and then pulling the long remaining hairs by hand so the coat sits flat. His ears were combed through with a banded comb to remove loose hair. The process takes a little longer than clipping but preserves the coat texture and colour. The result is a lovely glossy natural looking coat that does not go fluffy in between grooms. Bailey also had overgrown feet and so these were trimmed into a 'natural' style, taking care to remove any matts in between the toes and as his leg feathers were very fine, these were lightly trimmed. Bailey on his second visit found the whole experience of the rhythmic hand stripping and a touch of Reiki very relaxing - so much so that he fell asleep and had a snooze.

Bailey   Working cocker spaniel   asleep whilst being stripped cropped 21 7 17
  • Free consultation
  • Six point health check
  • Relaxing Hydro bath using dog PH balanced natural ingredient shampoo
  • Safe hand drying only
  • Overgrown coat and undercoat removal
  • Ear clean (outer bulb area), excess hair removal / tidy
  • Eye clean and hair tidy
  • Hygiene trim
  • Pawdicure: Pad clip, feet trim, nails
  • Breed specific styling

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Coronavirus Disease update: Due to Lock Down and to ensure the safety of clients and a covid-19 safe environment, regrettably the salon is only open for urgent welfare grooms for existing clients. To apologise for any inconvenience caused. You are still very welcome to get in touch to register your interest for the future.

To ensure my clients dogs safety and well being, it is not possible to answer the phone when grooming. Please do leave a message, email or text as I do want to hear from you and I will get back as soon as safely possible, normally early evening time. Thank you for your understanding and patience and please stay safe and well.

Best wishes and I hope we can meet soon.

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Telephone: 01548 580 496
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  1. Monday 9.30am - 1pm
  2. Tuesday 9.30am - 1pm
  3. Wednesday 9.30am - 1pm
  4. Thursday 9.30am - 1pm
  5. Friday 9.30am - 1pm
  6. Saturday Closed
  7. Sunday Closed


Prospect Hill, Slapton, TQ7 2PN

City & Guilds Qualified British Dog Groomer's Association PIF - Pef Industry Federation

Reiki 2nd degree
USUI system therapist