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Waggy Tails Dog  and Puppy Grooming at Golden, Cashel, County Tipperary.  Professional Dog Groomer -  Clipping, Scissoring,  Brushing, Trimming      

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IPDGA Dog Grooming Championship November 2020

And from the Bichon Scissoring Class …..

“You managed to get a really lovely finish which isn’t easy on Bichon coats…

 I thought that your groom was a lovely pet trim…

 I loved your grooming and adored watching you work ...”

This year’s Irish Professional Dog Grooming Association Grooming Competition was a “virtual” one due to the Covid-19 restrictions.  This gave me the opportunity to enter as time and travel weren’t the usual obstacle.

I was pleased to be awarded 3rd place in the Champion Clipped Class with a Miniature Schnauzer.

Prizes awarded in  IPDGA Championships

 In October 2009, I was awarded first place in the I.P.D.G.A. Dog Grooming Championships Clipped Class with a Cocker Spaniel and a given a Merit Award in the Scissor Class with my own Wheaten Terrier.  In 2010 I was awarded 2nd Prize in the Hand Stripping Competition. I also entered my dog, Digby, in the Creative Grooming class - hover over the picture on the right to see the transformation!


Click on Award to see Debbie in action

I also entered the Handstripping Class.  Although I wasn’t placed, I got lovely feedback from the judge...

 “Hi Debbie,

I think you did a lovely job on her.  Your techniques were spot on, and the comfort of the dog was very much a priority.

She is groomed absolutely correctly to breed standard.

The difficult part of grooming border terriers in contest (the are one of my favourite terriers on earth), is that you lose some points due to the degree of difficulty compared to some other handstrip terriers.”

And before grooming …

IPDGA Dog Grooming Championship November 2009/2010

After an 8 year break to raise two children I entered the County Dog Grooming Championship in Galway in February 2020, which is an annual competition. I was in the Championship Class as previously been awarded 1st place in the Clipped Class.

County Dog Grooming Championship Galway 2020

Galway Grooming Championship Competition before and after!

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