Clipping is done by using electric clippers and stripping is done by “plucking” the hair out with fingers and using tools to pull out the dead or blown coat from the roots. Stripping can only be done on dogs with a wire texture coat. Stripping allows the coat to become harder and brilliant in colour. Colour change is more likely to happen in a dog that is clipped. Unfortunately, sometimes even if your dog is a breed known for having a wire coat, he / she will still need clipping because if the hair is too soft, it may hurt the dog. Stripping is also a much lengthier process which requires time an experience to do it properly.