to Starbarks Dog Grooming, based near Braintree, Essex.


Hand stripping is totally dependant on coat type. We will not strip a dog whose coat is soft, this would be very uncomfortable for them and not fair. If the coat is the correct texture we aim to use finger and thumb only - no cheating with Furminators or Coat Kings here!
To note: If we are hand stripping your dog we will not be bathing him/her. This is because of the risk of causing post-grooming furunculosis as stripping will open the pores. The dogs wellbeing is our main priority here so there will be no exceptions.
Groomer of Crufts winning & Show Champion Italian Spinoni, I am City & Guilds Level 3 Qualified (all breeds) with a distinction and have passed my City & Guilds Hand Stripping Diploma.

Please note, for safety reasons, we cannot permit owners to stay with their pets for the duration of their groom.

We only offer one to one grooming, where your dog is with someone at all times. No dogs are left unattended and your dog is only with us for the duration of their groom ensuring no dog becomes distressed stuck in a crate.

Regular grooming is an important part of your dogs routine to maintain its health and well being. While your dog is being groomed this is a great opportunity to inspect your dog for any issues that may be hiding in their coat i.e. lumps, bumps, ticks, mites, grass seeds or skin problems that could be easily missed at home.

Here at Starbarks every dog is treated as if it's one of our own, we like to get to know every dog to build up a trusting relationship so each & every visit is a pleasurable one.

We keep detailed records of all grooming sessions so we know your dogs likes and dislikes and of course what style you like your dog in. If you prefer longer or shorter on your next visit we will then know exactly what you want.

Please feel free to phone or email if you would like to discuss anything, see the contact page for details


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