Originally Posted by spiffy
BT needs stripping. If the coat is clipped, the roots of the dead hair that were left behind will affect growth of new hair. Your dog will have one messy tangled coat. If you opt to have this breed you need to learn how to hand strip. Not many professional groomers know hot to strip a BT and those that offer this kind of service usually ask for high fees.
There are some videos on handstripping BTs on Youtube. I saw a good one once, but don't really have time to search for it again. I'm sure you can find some good information, though.