The wire coat is also known as the broken coat. This coat is coarse and stiff and does not shed. However, wire-coated dogs will still need grooming, and the type of grooming they need is very specific. Hand-stripping is a type of grooming that involves removal of the old hair, which allows the new hair to grow. This process also keeps the dog’s hair neat-looking, and regular grooming will allow the fur to become softer and less rough. Dogs with wire coats include the Schnauzer and the German Wire haired Pointer.