|Do Norfolk Terriers require a lot of grooming?|
|Written by Jeff Nesbitt|
|Thursday, 28 January 2010 20:58|
Norfolk terriers require regular maintenance to keep a consistently groomed coat. They should be brushed and combed weekly. These terriers are usually "stripped" every three to six months. "Stripping" involves pulling out the dead outer coat by hand or with the help of a stripping tool.
Some owners choose to maintain a natural, all weather coat by hand stripping. Doing nothing to the coat except brushing it will result in a long, scruffy coat that will shed more as it ages.
A few pet owners opt to have their pets clipped. Clipping is not a recommended method of grooming since it does not remove the dead hair, but merely shortens it, softening the texture and lightening the colour.