She did several grooming demonstrations in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Asia and cooperates with the most known Italian factories to promote the grooming industry in Italy.
Co-founder of ATI (Italian Groomers Association), she's also organizer of the event "Master Show" (trade and grooming show) and co-organizer of the Italian Championship.
Paola is breeding Bichon Poo.
In her grooming school, opened in 1999, she formed more than 100 students and some of them already got medals and BIS in international contests.
Linda has a small but very successful kennel called Crystalar Poodles.
She started showing standard poodles at the age of 16.
Although only a hobby breeder and having a litter only every 4-5 years she has made up 5 champions and was BOB at Crufts in 2006.
After marrying a very well known groomer Richard Barker, she was talked into entering a grooming competition, Eurogroom and ended up winning the poodle class. A few years later she entered Northern Groomers and won the poodle class and went Best in Show. At Premiergroom again won the poodle class and Best In Show and at Groomer Of The Year 2012 was Runner Up Groomer Of The Year.
Linda is a Championship show judge in the UK and also judges poodles abroad. She has judged at The British Dog Grooming Championships, Young Kennel Club Groomer of the Year, Eurogroom and also Premiergroom Richard and Linda started the grooming section of the Young Kennel Club in England and also Young Kennel Club Groomer of the Year grooming competition, which is now held every year at Crufts dog show.
The Young kennel club holds classes in grooming for the very young people among us and they even have a full week during their summer camp with education all about grooming and dog showing where Linda is responsible for the grooming section.
All of Shaunna's childhood memories include having her dogs around her so it seemed only natural that she started working in the kennel and grooming at a very young age. Junior handling was a big part of Shaunna's life, competing from pee-wee right up to the open class, and was one of the top junior handlers in Alberta.
Shaunna then apprenticed with several of the best professional handlers in Canada and the USA, her talents growing along with her experience.
Shaunna bought her first Toy Poodle at age 7, and bred her first litter by age 10. As the owner of Innovations Kennels she has bred over 100 world wide champions, including the top winning, record-breaking Can/Am International Champion, "Innovations the Piano Man", and Can/Am International Champion, "Innovations Lone Star". Shaunna knew early on that her life would be in the "dog world" and has now been a professional handler for the past 18 years. She has handled many of Canada's top dogs and has won over 300 "Best In Shows", and finishes approximately 50 champions per year.
Shaunna has had great success at grooming competitions as well being one of Canada's most decorated groomers. Her awards are too many to list, but some of the highlights are: International Groomer of the Year – Intergroom 2000, Best In Show Poodles – Eurogroom 1999; member of the Gold Medal winning Groom Team Canada; Best Canadian Groomer; 2 Crystal Awards, Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award Recipient and Wahl Artistic Innovations Winner.
Shaunna has judged grooming competitions and presented seminars in Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Uruguay and Italy. She's been a Wahl Representative for 10 years and in the future she would like to become an All Breed Judge. She is very proud of her many students over the years and of their successes.
The versatility of the Canadian Shaunna Bernardin is demonstrated by its performance at dog shows with more than 385 times Best in show with many different breeds
Carol has been finalist in the prestigious Oster Tournament of Champions held in France in 2007; member of the Spanish Team third classed in the 2007 World Team Championship in Italy; Best in Show in "Ciseaux d'Or" 2011.
She gives seminars in different grooming schools in Madrid, Barcelona and Girona.
In 1999 Carol entered the dog show's world showing a fantastic Scottish Terrier called Gregal and she has been proud of him for long time. Later Carol specializes in grooming and showing miniature schnauzers.
Since 2001 Carol is the owner of "Style Dogs", grooming salon in Ripollet (Barcelona).
Then he wanted to give himself 100% to practice his passion and so he began a training centre for groomers in the North of France. Immediately after this centre, he started up his first grooming salon in the region of Neufchâteau in the Vosges. Very quickly after his, he installed his salon in the South of France in Toulon.
He really found his way when he competed in grooming competitions. Step by step he improved himself and got quickly in the top 3. He won a lot of titles in Europe and in the whole world, the BIS in Milan Groom 2005, European Champion with the Kerry Blue Terrier in 1995, World Champion with a Schnauzer in 1997, bronze medal in the World Competition in 1994 and in Milan Groom 2010 with a Fox Terrier as well as a Silver and Golden Medal.
The biggest part of the prizes he won during his career, were with his own dogs.
Martial Carré from France is a very famous breeder and groomer, he already won various prices and medals in grooming competitions and dog shows.
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He not only gives private lessons, but he also teaches in different schools and is a successful handler of most of the Terrier breeds.
Through his job he met his partner Dieni Uiterwijk, ex-winner of the well-known title Best In Show on Crufts with a Welsh Terrier.
Rony Demunter is a proven specialist when it comes to Terriers, who is now focusing on teaching young and experienced groomers.
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Teri’s dog show background includes extensive work with Doberman Pinschers in the obedience and conformation ring as well as helping found the Doberman Rescue League in South Florida in 1976. She served as President, Vice-President, Adoption Coordinator and Obedience Director. She also bred and showed Tibetan Terriers, having finished numerous breed and obedience champions as well as owner/handling one of her dogs to a National Specialty Best in Show win. Her “eye for a dog” carried over to her salon, where she maintained and groomed many of the local show dogs for their handlers, specializing in the scissor Terrier breeds and Cocker Spaniels.
As one of the charter members of the Boca Raton Dog Club, Teri acted as Match Secretary and Chairman through the grueling AKC licensing qualification process and then went on to hold the position of Show Chairman after licensing was granted. Teri also served a two year term as club President. Teri is currently the President of the newly formed California Professional Pet Groomers Association, Inc, an organization dedicated to uniting the professional groomers within the state.
Teri has written regular columns and feature articles for the industry publications Pet Business, Grooming Business and Groom & Board magazines. Teri now calls Barkleigh Productions home and has taken on the position of Industry Consultant along with writing the business column and feature articles in Groomer To Groomer magazine. She has also contributed to the Animal Planet reality show, Groomer Has It, acting as the shows Professional Consultant as well as several other grooming related television shows.
Teri regularly lectures at trade shows and consults with pet styling businesses, specializing in teaching no-nonsense everyday grooming and bathing techniques, salon set-up, business logic and time management efficiency. Teri now resides in Southern California and still enjoys grooming pets in her private salon.
She's the owner and manager of "Esppeca Academy" and the "Animal Center Salon" in Girona since 1991.
Besides all that she's a founding member of the European Grooming Association (EGA) and an all around international judge.
During her carreer in the competition ring she has won gold, silver and bronze medals in numerous international competitions in Europe, multiple BIS at Intergroom (USA) , France, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
She was also the winner of the "Ciseaux de Diamant" at Montpellier, France.
The Spanish Emilia Dias is a founding member of the EGA, the president and founder of the Spanish Grooming Association and an all around international judge. During her career in the competition ring she won numerous medals in international competitions.
She is the proud recipient of the, Barkleigh Honors, Competitive Groomer of the Year Award 2011 and the Up and Coming Judge of the Year 2013. She earned the Liz Paul Memorial Trophy for 2011 and the Liz Paul Best Scissored Poodle Award in 2011.
She was a nominee in 2011and 2012 for the prestigious Crystal Grooming Awards, “Competitive Groomer of the Year”.She was a GroomTeam USA member 2009-2013. She was the hand stripping member of the, Silver Medal Winning, team in Belgium in 2011 and the, Gold Medal Winning, team in Spain in 2013.
Michell is a judge, speaker and demonstrator at the top trade shows around the country and a proud spokesperson for Andis Clipper Company. Her business “The Grooming Tutor” has been educating groomers since 2000.
Roman began to take part in grooming competitions since 1999. The start was a victory at the first grooming competition held in Russia. In 2000 Roman was finalist at the most prestigious grooming championship: «Oster Invitational Tournament of Champions», which took place in Berlin, as well as at "Milan Groom", held in Italy. In 2002 Roman was silver medal at the international grooming competition «Intergroom».
Today Roman is one of the famous professional groomers in different breeds. He's the owner of professional grooming schools and organizes master classes and seminars.
She approached at once national and international grooming contests with great success, obtaining 5 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals plus 1 Best in Show.
One day she met a Bedlington Terrier that changed her life. She left grooming competitions to completely dedicate herself to that breed starting to attend dog shows in Italy and abroad as well.
She got in contact with the most prestigious foreign breeders improving the Bedlington show cut and started to spread a new and innovative line in Italy.
From 2002 the escalation: Raffaella got the first Italian Champion, then she won the prestigious Challenger trophy and the first BIS ever awarded to a Bedlington in Italy. To that one many others followed.
In a few years her kennel "Colacoda" obtained 16 Italian champions, 5 European champions and 3 World champions. Many successful results in Italy and abroad, Cruft included where she won the class and two other of her dogs were second and fourth.
She's a speaker for APT and has been operating with prestigious pet companies.
Raffaella is also APT grooming contests' judge.
In 1994 Ilaria got grooming courses from Umberto Lehmann. In 1995 she opened her first grooming salon and one year later started competing obtaining several golden, silver and bronze medals in all categories both in Europe and USA.
In the following years Ilaria opened three further grooming salons that she sold when her first child Davide was born.
She won the Oster Tournament of Champions in 2002 in Barcelona and became European Vice Champion in 2003 in Milano with a Poodle and a Lakeland.
Ilaria was member of the Italian Team winner of the World Championship 2003 in Barcelona.
She also was member of the Italian Team third classed in the World Championship 2005 in France.
Best in Show in 2004 in Germany with a West Highland White Terrier.
She became International all round Judge in 2003. Ilaria judged the Oster Tournament of Champions in 2003 in France, the European Championship in 2006 in Milano and several National and International competitions.
She did and still does demonstrations and stages as well for important companies of the grooming industry and groomers associations.
Lassie is cofounder or the Spanish dog groomers association. As National and International judge she judged several contests in Europe.
During her career Lassie won numerous gold, silver and bronze medals in Spaniel, Handstripping and Purebred Scissoring classes in grooming contests held in Italy, France and Spain.
Lassie has been Oster Tournament 2003 Vice Champion.
For the moment she's the owner of the "Grooming Center Cardinique" at Westende, an exclusive private school for groomers who want to learn more about "The Art of Scissoring" of Poodles and pure scissor breeds according to the standard or the current commercial models with the appropriate/correct scissoring techniques.
Monique Janssen is a specialist in scissor breeds. After a beautiful career in the competition ring, she's now focusing on passing on her knowledge to groomer.
Through the year, she and husband, Larry, have bred and shown Poodles, Whippets and English Setters. Recipient of 8 Cardinal Crystal Achievement awards, Shirlee is a well-respected competition judge, both in the USA and abroad, having judged in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Japan.
As the Judges Education Chairman, she is presently helping the IJA draft breed study programs and guidelines for judging grooming contests. She is also working on a book about dog shows with Frank Sabella.
Shirlee has completed the Judge's Orientation/Training Class required by the United Showmanagers Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.
She is creator and editor of the grooming magazine "Les Echos du Toilettage" but also writes articles for several other specialised periodicals.
Mijo gives specialisation courses and is director of the "Académie d'Art Canin", dog grooming school.
National and Internationl Judge.
1994 Dutch Champion
2000 Best In Show at the World Class Competition Millennium show in Berlin, Germany.
2006UK Champion Poodle Grooming (for professionals).
Champion Poodle Grooming at the Golden Groomer in Liege, "Master France 2006" (BIS), Best Foreign Trim Star in the category show poodles and best foreign groomer in SNPCC races in Reims(F) 2007 "Antwerp Groomer 2007" (BIS) and also champion in the class of poodles (Elite) Belgium.
Champion of the model (dog) Trophy in Rotterdam.
2009 French champion in the class Poodles, Best Foreign groomer, No. 1 with a Bichon and No. 2 with a last minute Westie in SNPCC matches in Aubusson, France.
Jitka started competing in 2001 and won numerous Gold, Silver and Bronze medals with Welsh, Wire Fox, Airedale, Irish, Lakeland Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Kerry Blue Terrier and Toy Poodle, become British Groomer of the Year in 2006, she also won BIS at Eurogroom in 2006 ,2007, 2009, and Groomania in 2010. She was a member of Groom Team England 2008/2009 and 2010/2011.
I have bred , shown and handled over 30 English poodle champions in all 3 sizes. I have also bred and shown Bichon Frise, also handling Afghan Hounds, Italian greyhounds,Irish water Spaniel (that finished his English title and was BOB at Crufts ). I started grooming when I was about 18, just friends dogs to start with and everything progressed from there. I have since won Eurogroom three times and Groomer Of The Year three times I have also judged at Eurogroom, GOTY and Premier Groom as a breeder I award Cc's in all size of poodle and have judged in many Countries
El Corte Italiano in Cartagena has been his home since 2007.
Opened his grooming salon in Milano in 1980, after having been in breeding, showing and training. In 1985 he started giving formation and specialization courses in his Grooming School getting more than 250 students.
From 1985 to 2001, he won several gold and silver medals in USA, Europe and Canada
in Poodle, Handstripping, Purebreeds Scissoring and Spaniels.
He was member of the Italiam Team that got the third place in the World Team Championship in Intergroom U.S.A.1996
He was member of the European Team that got the second place in the 2001World Team Championship in Canada.
From 1989 to 2014 Umberto judged in more than 190 International Grooming Competitions, gave grooming demonstrations in more than 250 seminars in USA, all over Europe, Russia,Taiwan, Ukraina, Japon and Brasil.
He has received the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award in 1987 as
“International Groomer of the year”.
Umberto has been judging in the World Team Grooming Championship in England in 1999 as in Spain in 2003 as well in Belgium in 2011.
In France 2005 in Germany 2009in Spain 2013 he has been President of the Jury.
He has also judged in four Oster Tournament of Champions, in 1997 in New York , in 1999 in France and in 2008 in Las Vegas.
President of the European Grooming Association (E.G.A.),
President of the Italian Grooming Association (A.T.I.) and organizer of “MilanGroom”, International Grooming Competition. and organizer of The Oster European Tournament of Champions.
He’s Oster Ambassador for Europe.
European Grooming Association: Judge - All round
United Showmanagers Alliance: Judge - All round.
Prepare all breeds for dog show
In 2011 at the International Grooming Competition «ZooGroom», held with «ZooRussia» exhibition in Moscow, she won Best in Show.
Today, Elena is preparing for show Poodle, Fox Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Airedale, Irish Terrier, German Jag terrier, Border Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Norfolk Terrier Norwich Terrier, Basset Griffon Vendee, Belgium and Brussels Griffon, Dachshund, Spitz.
Elena owns a grooming salon and a handling school as well. She also organizes grooming courses and seminars.
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Publisher of the magazines "Dogs & Trends Magazine" and "Hundecoiffeur" Organizer of German Grooming Masters
The annual international grooming competition in Germany, since 2004 www.germangroomingmasters.de
Founder of the Groom Team Germany
The elite training group in Germany - for contests, dog shows etc. www.groomteamgermany.de
Judge for competitions
Simone V.-Liewig ist the first (and today only one) judge for grooming competitions from the german language area.
team championship in New york in 1996.denys has won many gold and silver medals in Europe and in the USA. In 1997 has won the best international groomer in Intergroom and won the Oster tournament of
Champions. Specialist of the hand stripping and sissoring denys has finished his carreer of grooming competitons in Barcelona in 2002 winning the Best in show with a standart Poodle. Since 2000 denys is an Oster ambassador and has moved to Italy to open his own kennel for his real passion of Lakeland terrier , wire Fox terrier, poodle and English cocker spaniel .
He's vice president of the EGA , internationnal all around judge and judge intructor . Denys has made many demonstations in Taiwan, USA ,Canada ,Russia Ukraina,Australia and all over Europe in many breeds .
denys is the proud Captain and Trainer of the Austrian Groomers at the World groom team Championship for the last past years .His Kennel under the prefix of Slicey has produced many World and European tittles in the dog show circuits and totalize over seventy national and internationnal championships .For him Grooming is an Art and he excells giving some lessons for the advanced and also starting groomers from all over the world .Speaking many laguages it's always easy to talk with hima litlle bit regarding Dogs and having a good time .
The early years were dedicated to the research and study of the profession itself, and soon after he began to take courses, work experiences and training facilities.
In 2004 he made his debut in the world of grooming competitions already getting his first medal in the Italian Championship.
Since 2004, successes have been countless and continuous: gold, silver and bronze medals in the most prestigious National and International Championships in various European countries in the categories stripping, scissoring and poodles.
In 2010 he was the Winner of the European Grooming Championship in Girona (Spain), organized by E.G.A and he also won the title of "absolute best in show" of the event.
In 2011 in Belgium and in 2013 in Spain he was a member of the "Team Italy" at the World Grooming Championships, where he obtained with the national team some placings of excellence among the semifinalists.
Marco got his most prestigious qualification in 2012, winning the title of "Oster Europe Grand Champion" at the famous challenge "Oster European Invitational Tournament of Champions", which is an invitation-only competition among selected and nominated champions.
Marco actually works in his salon in Reggio Emilia where he promotes training courses for beginners and professionals; by 2012 he is also the rapporteur for the important events of sector in the various countries of Europe.
What should she say if we asked her opinion on what she 's doing when she's grooming a dog?
The answer would be: ... we have all heard a variety of references to soundness...etc
But a sound dog is not only about breed standard, it's an interpretation of the breed by the owner as well.
For Nathalie grooming has to be a mixture between breed standard, the specimen and its owner. Nathalie is breeding cockers since 1983 and produces champions. She's grooming champion in some countries like Belgium in '96, Holland in '97, USA in '97, Germany in '98, France in '98, France in 2002 etc...
But regardless all these cups and medals, she will always be, a real lover of American cockers. It's all about the pleasure of grooming them to make a perfect "sound" cocker.
Since he was small child, his all interest was in dogs. He used to play "dog showing" with his little brother. He showed Shiba-inu for the first in his life when he was 13 years old. It was at Japanese dog Preservation Society’s show, not by JKC(Japan Kennel Club). At 50 entries of young female class, they were 2nd from the last.
His first breeding was Shiba-inu, for 35 years and poodles for 24 years. Now he mainly breeds poodles, having about 100 in the kennel, and also breeds a few Pomeranians and Chinese Crested.
Smash Poodles have been No1. toy poodles for 24 years.
8 consecutive years BOV at PCA.
2 times BIS at World Dog Show.
BIS in Japan and all over the world are uncountable.
Since then to 2003 he won several gold, silver and bronze medals in all competing classes in the USA, England, Spain and France.
He was member of the French team third classed at the World Team Championship in Barcelona on 2003 and Captain of the French team winner of the World Team Championship 2005.
Vincent has been judging in France, Italy, Czech Republic and Spain. He's member of the Jury at "Ciseaux d'Or" for 14 years. He also judged the World Team Championship on 2007, the Oster European Tournament of Champions and the Individual European Championship on 2010.
Vincent is the owner of "Calin Toilettage" in Vienne –France- where he gives forming and specialization grooming courses.
World Poodle Groomer 1993 and 1995
International Groomer of the Year in 1994
Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for Groomer of the year 1993, Congeniality 1994, and Judge of the year 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006
Eagle Award from Groom and Board Magazine 1994
Voted Groomer of the Decade by New England Pet Grooming Professionals 2001
Oster International Invitational Tournament of Champions 1995
With my specialty in Poodles and Brussels Griffons I have handled and breed many Champions in all three varieties of Poodles and Brussels Griffon.
Specialing two Standard Poodles into the top 10 in the USA from 1994-1998, both having multi All Breed and Specialty Best in Shows.
Best of Variety winner in Standard Poodle variety at Poodle Club of America 1998.
Awards of Merit at Westminster Dog Show
All managed with and around her family life!
She has completed the Judge's Orientation/Training Class required by the United Showmanagers Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.
Together with her husband Andrei, Natalie shows her dogs since 1983. She is famous in Russia and abroad as a successful breeder, groomer, handler and dog shows and grooming competitions' judge.
The grooming style of her favorite breed is harmony in a perfectly proportioned Kerry blue Terrier.
Natalia won the title of "Best groomer of the year 1999" in the United States (Boston), and "Best International groomer 1999" in France.
She got several gold, silver and bronze medals all over Europe in Handstripping, Spaniel, Poodle and Purebred Scissoring.
Chiara has been "Best in Show" at "MilanGroom", at "Pragobest" and at the Italian Championship. She has been member of the Italian Team second classed in the World Championship 2005 and third classed in 2007.
In 2004, in Barcelona, she became Vice European Champion.
Several times invited to the Oster Tournament of Champions, Chiara has been finalist both in 2002 and 2004 and became "Oster Europe Grand Champion" in 2009.
She's speaker for several factories leader in the pet market and gives demonstrations for the most important grooming associations.
She also prepares show dogs competing at European level. Currently she's grooming and handling wire fox terriers.
Chiara is co-founder and Vice President of the Italian Grooming Teachers Association (A.I.T.I.
She owns a grooming school in Rome where she gives forming and specializing courses since 2005.
age of 18. She realized her passion as a Pet Stylist while working part-time as a bather.
Looking to improve her skills & expand her horizons, Irina entered the world of
Competitive Grooming in 2006. In her competitive career Irina has won multiple BIS &
Best All Around Groomer awards. She is a two time recipient of the Lynne Carver Award
for the most Best All Around Groomer wins in 2008 & 2010. Irina was also honored to
win the Liz Paul Memorial Award for the most Best in Show wins in 2010 & 2012. She is
the winner of the Winner’s Circle Jackpot 2011 where she won $32,500 for grooming
Lucas, her champion American Cocker Spaniel. She was Top Groomer of the Year 2008
& 2010. She was awarded Show Groomer of the Year 2012 by Andis presented by Dogs
in Review at Westminster Kennel Club. She has been a member of GroomTeam USA
from 2008 through 2012. She competed in the World Championships on GroomTeam
USA in 2009, 2011, & 2013 helping the U.S. team bring home a Silver & two Golds.
Most recently Pina has expanded her career to include International Competition Judge
& Seminar Speaker.
Barb is the owner of "Doggie Style Salon" in Calgary which was one of the busiest salons in Canada, with a full staff of groomers, all trained by Barb herself, focusing on quality grooming and safe treatment of every pet. After 10 years, she closed her retail/salon in 2008 and opened the first exclusive dog salon in Canada.
Some of Barb's accomplishments in grooming include several gold, silver and bronze medals at Intergroom and International Groomer of the Year in 2004 and 2005. She was the first groomer in the 26 year history of Intergroom to win all three classes (terrier, mixed and miscellaneous class, and poodle) Best In Show, and Best International Groomer all in one weekend. She also won Best in Show and Best All Around Groomer at the NEPGP show in Boston and was the Winner of the World Poodle Tournament in Las Vegas three years in a row (2004, 2005 and 2006). Barb was also the winner of the Purebreed/Miscellaneous Class in Las Vegas in 2004 and 2005. Additionally, Barb was a Silver medalist of the World Grooming Tournament in Barcelona, Spain with her Bichon, and helped the Canadian Groom Team place 5th in Germany in 2009.
A member of Groom Team Canada for 10 years and captain for the last 6 years. Barb's judging and speaking assignments include the World Team Competition in France in 2005 and the European Oster Invitational in Milan, Italy in 2006, in Genk, Belgium in 2010
Barbara Prueckel is a Canadian groomer that has known many successes, as well at grooming competitions as in the business-meaning of a groomer with her salons.
Eve is known as American cocker and Scottish specialist.
Several times finalist at the Oster Tournament of Champions, she became Oster Europe Grand Champion" in 2006.
She also won the World Team Championship with the French Team in 2007 in Italy, and in the World Team Championship 2009 in Germany.
National and international judge, Eve has been judging in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium.
Eve is the owner of a grooming salon in Annecy where she also gives courses.
Many of her students already started their grooming competition career gettinggreat results.
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Alison is qualified to city & guilds 730 level and has also completed her OCR level 4 qualifications. She is also fully qualified city and guilds 7750 Dog groomer and has completed her higher grooming diploma, is a member of the Guild of Master Groomers and also holds the LCGI in dog grooming.
In her spare time, Alison, loves to keep up on her grooming by competing in and judging grooming completion's both at home and abroad. She has achieved a number of places, winning the Professional Groomers Championship best in show 2003 with a bichon and 2004 with a scissored lasha (she is the only groomer to win these two years in a row). She also finished runner up at the British Dog Grooming Championships 2000 and in 2007 won Groomer of the year with a st poodle and English springer spaniel at the British Championships. She has more recently been a member of the English Groom team 2007 - 2009, where they came 3rd in the world, with Alison competing with a Springer Spaniel. And on the team again in 2010 to 2011
As well as this she has shown and bred West Highland White Terriers, Standard poodles and more recently Bichon frises (alizo), who are doing well in the show ring and hold the reserve cc's and cc and who have all qualified and won at Crufts. Alison will also be seen on the Mikki produces that she try's out for the company before they go on sale,
Alison was the 1st head groomer a the pet spa at Harrods in London .but is back in Yorkshire full time teaching her students or going to there salons to do freelance training.
Previously Anders has judged the Poodle classes at Intergroom in America as well as the Oster Invitational Tournament in Germany, and he has held many grooming demonstrations for Poodles in various parts of the world. He is also the co-owner and publisher of the magazines The Scandinavian Poodle Magazine and Scandiavian Sighthounds – The Journal.
The Swede, Anders Rossell, is known all over the world as a breeder, owner, groomer and handler of the bloodline of Avatar Poodles.
He has been twice Italian Champion and twice European Champion. Vice Champion in the Oster Tournament of Champion in France.
Member of the Italian Team winner of the World Team Championship 2003 in Barcelona; member of the Italian Team second classed in the World Team Championship 2007 in Milano.
From 1998 to 2003 he collected five BIS in International contests.
Christine has held many International Seminars and Workshops and judged regularly in the USA , Europe , Asia , Australia & New Zealand since 2007, which has developed a wide network of friendships within the global grooming community. Christine is also involved in developing equipment and products for the industry and keeps up to date with the many new styles and techniques. Nowadays a proud grandmother, her focus is on encouraging the next generation of groomers to continue and grow the comraderie that has been built in the grooming world by sharing her vast knowledge and experiences that she is grateful to have gained from an industry in which she has enjoyed a fulfilling lifestyle.
National and International grooming champion, Marco won some of his titles in La Rochelle, France; Prague, Czech Republic; Belgium and USA at Intergroom.
He also became Oster Europe Grand Champion in Montpellier and has been member of the Italian Team for 10 years.
He's one of the founders of the Italian Groomers Association A.T.I.
Marco is managing grooming stages all over the world as well as teaching in his salon in Venice.
Van Der Bosch Mirjam
Meanwhile, she also spends time with her hobby, horse dressage, in which she has also won many prizes. Besides all these wonderful experiences, she also runs a kennel and grooming shop in Europe known for white standard poodles.
The Dutch Mirjam v.d. Bosch was twice the winner of "The Oster Invitational Tournament of Champions" with a standard poodle, which was the highlight of her career!
At the age of 13 she got her first Standard Poodle, which she groomed and showed herself.
Daniella started to compete in Grooming competitions at the age of 18.
In only 5 years (2002 till 2007) Daniella received heeft Daniella 19 Gold medals, 1 Silver en 8 Bronze medals at International Grooming Competitions, and 6 Best in Show titles.
In 2003, at the age of 19 she became best Belgian Groomer and Benelux Grooming Champion.
After this she became Best in Show at Pragobest 2004, German Grooming Masters 2005, Milangroom 2006, Groomania 2007 and Certo Grooming 2007 Best In Show.
Poodles are her life so now she also started to build her own Harlekin Poodle Kennel, named Exclusively Designed.
You can see her at work in various grooming and styling competitions all over Europe and America. She works with different breeds, but especially with poodles and other styling breeds. In the mean time she has already achieved 24 golden, 13 silver, and 18 bronze medals. She won "Best in Show" 7 times and was Belgian and International champion. In 2005 Corinna founded the "Groomteam Belgium". With this team she achieved the 6th spot at the World championship. In 2008 she was invited to participate at "Les Pooches Challenge" in New York, along with 8 of the best poodle groomers in the world. Two years later she was nominated for the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for International Groomer of the Year 2009.
Since 2006 she is a renowned juror in whole Europe. Corinna is also a freelance writer for the magazine "Woef". She has her own vision: "by educating yourself to perform better, you can be of great value to others in the future, to improve themselves in this wide profession". Because of this vision, she is now a highly requested teacher for seminars and workshops in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Poland.
She has 2 poodles of her own, who are of great importance in her life, and also a Bedlington terrier.
Corinna is a Belgian groomer whose passion for poodles and other styling breeds brought her to a very high level and made her a worldwide known expert.
Three years later, in 1999 he started grooming competitions winning, till today, several gold, silver and bronze medals in Italy, Spain, France and Czech Republic.
Enric has been twice Cataluña Vice Champion; Best in Show in Barcelona in 2002 and Best Spanish Groomer 2002.
As international Judge he has been judging in Spain, France and Italy.
Enric was member of the Spanish Team third classed in the World Team Championship 2007 in Italy.
He's well known in Spain and Italy for giving seminars and grooming demonstrations on West Highland White Terrier.
Although Sergio is not a handler by trade, he has successfully performed as one in innumerous European events. He became particularly known for handling the Bichon Frisé breed, after winning the "Best in Show Junior" in Brussels (1995), competing among 15.000 dogs. He was the only Brazilian handler presenting a national dog to win in that event. He has represented Brazil in events in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Germany, the United States, and Argentina. In Brazil, he has presented selected dogs in competition, mainly in São Paulo state look like, Westies, Fox Wired, English Cocker, Bichon, Poodle, Bernese, Airedale, Kerry, Collie,
Due to his performance in Europe, Sergio was asked to take part at Intergroom, an international competition held in New Jersey with the Top 30 groomers of the world for Oster Talent.
Unable to attend due to health issues in 1998, and again invited for the following year, Sergio returned from the 1999 event with a 2nd place in the Pot Pourri Class (Free Style).
Owner of República dos Cães Grooming School, forming around 6.000 national and international students.
· Responsible for several projects in the grooming area in Brazil.
· Creator of GroomBrasil, grooming contest in Brazil
· Responsible for the professionalization with the Brazilian government
· Oster Talent 1998 / 2004
· Oster Ambassador of Latin America 2005 /2013
· International Judge All Round IJA / 2005
· Title of Excellent in Grooming Oster
· Best Journalist Trophy Shirlee Kalstone Brazil / 2011
· Invited to Pet Fashion Week NY / 2005
· Master Groomer IPG /2012
· Veterinary / 2012
· Master Groomer NDGAA /2014
· Wahl Ambassador Brazil / 2014
· Creator of PGI (international program of groomers’ education),
In partnership with Umberto Lehmann/ EGA and Pet Society Cosmetics for Dogs.
· Creator of Reference Grooming School in partnership with Emilia Diaz and Pet Society Cosmetics for Dogs.
He has completed the Judge's Orientation/Training Class required by the United Showmanagers Alliance, and was approved as a Sanctioned Judge.
Olga is a Nationally and Internationally Certified Master Groomer .
She has groomed competitively throughout the U.S. since
2003 and has multiple "Best in Show" and "Best
All-Around Groomer" wins as well as 2 prestigious
"Winners Circle Champion " titles.
Olga was awarded a Lynn Carwer Memorial Award
"Best All Around Stylist 2009".
Olga was born in Russia where she had a Master Degree
in Engeniring and finished a law school.
After her family moved to the U.S. Olga found a job in a
grooming business. In 5 years, starting as a self taught
newbie she became a Groom Team USA member in
2008, 2009,2010,2011 and 2012.
Olga was a member of traveling team USA in 2011 and won Silver medal
at World Grooming Team competition in Belgium.
She is a member of traveling Groom Team 2013 and will represent USA
in Barselona, Spain.
Olga Zabelinskaya was the proud recipient
of one of the Grooming Industry highest achievements;
the 2009, 2010 Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year Award
and the 2009 Congeniality Award.
Both honors are categories of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards,
which recognize excellence in the field of competitive and professional grooming.
One of the highest honors attainable by a professional groomer,
the American Groomer of the Year award
is the grooming industry version of the Best Picture Oscar.
Olga owns and operates two grooming salons in New Jersey
"Elite pet Spa & Boutique" and "Grooming Gallery" which won
Cardinal achivment award in 2010.
Her grooming experience includes styling dogs for prestigeous
Westminster and Eucanuba dog shows and celebrity customers.
Olga participates in charity events and does grooming seminars
for professional groomers and pet owners.
Groomer show breeds:
Bichon Frise, Poodle, Bedlington Terrier,Cairn terrier,
Wheaten Terrier, Black Russian Terrier,
American and English Cockers.
Groomer commercial: All breeds dogs and mix breeds.
Sue has been a member of Groom Team USA since 1997 and broke all records in 1999 earning more points than anyone before (113 pts). She participated in the 1999 World Team Championships in England, earning a Silver medal for the team. She was also part of the 2001 World Team Championships in Calgary Canada, helping the USA bring home the Gold. In 2003 she assisted Groom Team USA to Barcelona, Spain for the World Championships as the Groom Team Coordinator.
Sue co-coordinates the 'Celebration of Style Grooming competition' for H.H.Backer Associates.
She is also a Wahl Clipper Corporation spokesperson and a National and International judge, speaker and demonstrator, having traveled to great places like Italy, Ireland, Spain, Germany, England, Scotland, Argentina and Canada.
Sue's most recent endeavor is a series of full day seminars she conducted with Jay Scruggs, called "Super Styling Sessions". A fun learning experience for all groomers held at different locations throughout the country.
Sue, her husband Ray and their 20 year old son Christopher breed standard poodles under the "Dreamcatcher" prefix. They currently have 7 standards, a Bedlington Terrier, two Arabian horses, two cats and a bird.
Sue Zecco, she have more than 30 years of experience and a trophy case that is probably bigger than an average living room! She is one of the people you definitely have to see at work!
Thanks to all for the participation.