Grooming Guide Prices
Our pricing is based on the provision of an exclusive grooming service tailored to your dog's individual needs. We take into consideration the breed and temperament of your dog, as well as the type and condition of its coat. Prices are, therefore, offered as a guide only.
We are very proud of our work and want to provide our clients with the very best service at all times. It is therefore important that you provide us with as much information about your dog as possible, including size, coat condition, behaviour, lifestyle etc so that we can provide you with a tailored grooming cost.
We provide a free consultation to discuss your dog's lifestyle, along with the available time you realistically have to maintain your dog's coat in-between grooms. We can then decide on an appropriate style, grooming interval and confirm the overall price with you. If we later find anything that would incur additional costs, we will always contact you to seek your approval beforehand.
FULL GROOM - hydrotherapy bath, conditioning shampoo, blueberry facial and massage, high velocity dry plus fluff dry where appropriate, nail clip and dremel grind, hair removed from pads and inside ear canal where necessary, sanitary trim, ears and eyes cleaned, full style trim or deshedding treatment, moisturiser applied to pads, nose and elbows and 7-point health check, complimentary luxury spritz and collar bow / bandana. You will also receive a grooming summary on collection.
Small dogs - Bichon, Westie, Cavapoo, Shih Tzu, Schnauzer - start from £62.00
Medium dogs - Cockerpoo, Tibetan Terrier, Border Collie, Mini Labradoodle - start from £71.00
Large dogs - Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Doodle, Labradoodle - start from £80.00
Please note: we do not have the capacity to groom giant breeds.
Please note: the above prices are for full coated dogs that require de-shedding or clipping. Shorthaired dog full groom prices start at £45.00. All prices include VAT.
HANDSTRIPPING vs CLIPPING
Hand stripping is appropriate for wire-coated dogs and terriers. If your dog is a pet rather than a show dog, it may be a better option for you to have the coat clipped. However, there are a few things you need to consider before making that decision. Clipping will need to be done at least every three months to keep your dog looking tidy, possibly more often. It may also change the texture of the coat, meaning that hand stripping in the future may not be possible. It does, however mean that you can remain in control.
Hand stripping does leave the coat more natural. Once the coat has blown (hair is rather shaggy and contains dead hair), the guard hairs are removed by pulling them out by hand. However, we prefer not to hand strip as it can be uncomfortable for the dog, especially for those that have been neutered. The coat becomes much softer due to hormonal changes, and often, hand stripping is not even possible.
From £8.00 - £15.00. This should be done every 4-6 weeks, depending on where your dog is exercised. Back claws usually wear down quicker than the front. It is important to keep the claws at a reasonable length to avoid the quick growing excessively. As a general guide, the nails should not touch the floor when your dog is in a natural standing position.
Long nails cause the nail to be pushed back into the nail bed and the toes to twist, which can be extremely painful. They are then less likely to let you touch their feet at all, meaning an expensive trip to the vet.
DE-MATTING - Always humanity over vanity!
We will provide a free consultation to assess the severity of any matting and discuss the desired vs realistic outcome with you. It is simply a humane approach, as mats that have been in the coat for some time will pull on the skin and will have likely caused tenderness and/or bruising. We want to avoid distressing your dog and causing him further anxiety when being groomed again in the future.
Some coats are more prone to matting than others, especially wool-coated dogs. It is important to check your dog for mats regularly and deal with them as soon as possible. Prevention really is better than cure, but we know only too well how easily a high-maintenance coat can run away with an owner; Just a few simple mats can become a major problem very quickly, especially if the dog continually gets wet. De-matting is painful for a dog and we will not put a dog through this process if the matting is extensive. See 'De-matting vs Shaving' and 'The Hazards of De-matting'.
CARDING FOR DOUBLE-COATED DOGS
Carding is not the same as Handstripping. Carding removes the undercoat from double-coated dogs such as Labradors, Pugs, German Shepherds etc and helps with excessive shedding in your home.
Hand stripping removes the dead hairs from a wire-haired coated dog, leaving new, soft hair behind.
Once the undercoat has been removed, your dog will be bathed in an appropriate shampoo and then blaster dried. We do not use dryer cabinets.
All services include a 7-point health check: skin, parasites, ears, eyes, teeth, feet and lastly, a check for lumps and bumps.
We operate a one-to-one service which means your dog will be the only one in the salon; we are also cage free! We work at your dog's pace ensuring a positive experience every time!