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Barkleigh Invitational

This past December, Barkleigh premiered the Groom Florida Show at the AKC/Eukanuba National Dog Show. The show consisted of a creative grooming contest, educational seminars by top industry speakers and the first ever, Barkleigh Invitational Grooming Contest, sponsored by Wahl, Crown Royale, LTD, Chris Christensen, Pet Plan, Espree, Pet Paint and Groomer to Groomer Magazine.

Showing Off

Groom Texas Joins the Houston World Series of Dog Shows
“The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is the longest continuous AKC Cluster Show in the country,” says Cluster Coordinator, Tom Pincus. “This is our thirty-eighth year. We had an entry of 12,500 dogs over the five day show.”

Groom Expo West

Groom Expo West 2015 was a huge success with nearly 4,000 attendees, full classrooms, a bustling trade show, and exciting competitions. The Pasadena Convention Center was again a wonderful place for this event, in the heart of beautiful Pasadena, CA.

All American Grooming Show August 14-17, 2014

If you take full advantage of everything the All American Grooming Show has to offer, you will have more than earned the chance to live it up at the Groom Team USA 25th Anniversary ‘80s Party on Saturday night.

National Rescue Round-Up Invitational

We groomers have a real soft spot for an underdog. Just walk into any of our country’s animal shelters and you will see that they are overflowing with the unwanted, unloved, and neglected—shelters full of underdogs. That’s why countless groomers already donate their time and grooming services to help them.

More Conversations from the Contest Arena

My last two columns covered comments from both sides of the grooming table: the judge’s side and competitor’s side. There was a lot of good banter, and I’m sure there was some eye-opening all around. Thanks to everybody who sent me their comments. I would like to revisit those columns with a little more feedback that did not make it into the first two versions.

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