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.
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.
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.