Cairns are hanstripped to keep their double coat intact and their skin healthy. These are the best stripping tools I have found and can be bought here:
More DK tools to help me in the show ring!! These tools are also good for the home groomer dedicated to keeping their cairn in good appearance!!
Gemma and Indy in fuller, working/companion style coats.
Star at 5 months old in shorter rolled coat using the tools above.
Grace in show coat using all the tools above. I also keep a nice pair of small scissors for trimming around the feet. Face and ears are stripped.