Originally Posted by dogsarebetter
in my experience clipping doesnt soften the coat a whole whole lot.
We dont even hand strip, we clip. If I had a westie I would clip it too. no hand stripping for me LOL
To someone who works with properly worked hard jackets all the time, yea, it gets softer and softer and I do not want my dogs to get that fluffy/wavy coat that occurs to a lot of clippered westies over time. But then again I dont like when those who don't clipper but let the hair grow long and straggly either. LOL, I'm picky.