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British Dog Grooming Championships 2007
mypetstop, Leeds
Sunday 21 October


The best of Britain’s dog groomers will come together in Leeds on Sunday 21 October to compete in the 2007 British Dog Grooming Championships, popularly known as ‘Groomer of the Year’.

An annual event hosted by the Pet Care Trust and the British Dog Groomers’ Association (BDGA), sponsored by Groomers Limited and Fish4Dogs, the British Dog Grooming Championships will see top groomers from across the country compete to become ‘Groomer of the Year’, and walk away with prizes totalling £500. There will also be prizes for runners-up, and for new groomers, the chance to compete for the title ‘Newcomer of the Year’.

Alongside the grooming action itself, there will be grooming demonstrations on a variety of different breeds, and a series of seminars throughout the day on everything from dog behaviour and First-Aid, to advice on helping grooming businesses grow.

As ever, trade stands will feature next to the competition and will include names such as Groomers Limited, Pennine Industries, Red Cape, and Groom Team England. For the first time this year, there will also be an ‘education area’ where grooming colleges and training centres offering grooming courses can take a stand at greatly reduced rates giving them and potential students the chance to meet up.

‘We are delighted to have secured this great location again and are confident that this year’s Championships will be better than ever. Groomer of the Year is a really prestigious title and provides some unrivalled publicity opportunities for the winner,’ said Janet Nunn, Chief Executive of the Pet Care Trust.

Brenda Baskerville, Director of the BDGA added: ‘Grooming is a creative skill, and the Championships are a wonderful opportunity for professionals, students, dog-owners and members of the public to see Britain’s best at their most creative.’

Further information on the Championships, including entry forms, visitor registration forms with early bird discounts before 10 October, and details on the judges attending can be obtained from www.petcare.org.uk or by contacting Marie Petsis on 01234 273933, petevents@petcare.org.uk.