How to handstrip a Border Terrier at home. Watch as Julie Lalou handstrips a pet Border Terrier. A Border Terrier has a clean all-over strip meaning that the whole dog is stripped right back. For the show ring, these dogs should have a rolled coat, however that would involve stripping sections of the coat weekly which is unrealistic for pet dogs. Therefore we wait until the dog has a blown coat and strip it right back to undercoat two to four times a year. Featured below, the lovely Alfie is owned by Dog World boss Stuart Baillie.