Plucking or stripping is a method of removing hard wiry hair in terrier breeds. Wire coats are not supposed to be soft and silky, like the coats of most other dogs. A properly groomed wire coat will be rough and bristly. The wire coat does not shed so the best way to groom a wire haired dog is by plucking out any unruly hairs.
By plucking out old, dull hairs, you will stimulate your dog’s skin and allow healthy new hairs to grow in.
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