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ZooGroom Russia Professional Grooming Competition ― an event designed by groomers for groomers!

ZooGroom Russia is a grooming competition with a difference, hosted in partnership with the European Grooming Association, a gathering of groomers who enjoy mastering their skills and networking with industry peers. All groomers are encouraged to compete despite the level of skill. ZooGroom Russia is an annual competition and the excitement is raising in anticipation an even greater 2011 event, strategically packed with hands-on demonstrations, master classes and workshop and variety of trade stands of grooming industry suppliers. Come and join us for this exciting contest!

Judges:

Umberto Lehmann

Umberto Lehmann
President of the Jury

Umberto opened his first grooming salon in Milano 1980. In 1985 he started his Grooming School getting more than 150 students. From 1985 to 2001, he won several gold and silver medals in USA, Europe, Canada in Poodle, Handstripping, Scissoring, Spaniels. From 1989 to 2008 Umberto judged in more than 55 International Grooming Competitions and gave grooming demonstrations in 60 seminars all over the world. He judged three World Team Championships, three Oster Tournament. He's Oster Ambassador, President of the European Grooming Association, President of the Italian Grooming Association. He won the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award in 1987 as "International Groomer of the year".


KITTY DEKEERSGIETER KITTY DEKEERSGIETER (Belgia)

Kitty began showing dogs as a child, and later, as a professional groomer and handler she “made up” many champions. She won multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, Best in Shows and Best All Round Groomer awards in both Europe and America. In 1996-1997 she won the prestigious title of “World Champion Poodle Groomer” and the coveted Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for “International Groomer Of The Year” at Intergroom in New York, USA. Kitty is the creator, and designer of Tikima Pro Wear for Groomers, K-Design (stickers of dog silhouette) and is together with her husband Darren Cooke the owner of Transgroom nv, a wholesale mail order company supplying products to groomers in Europe.

Kitty is an international grooming contest judge, grooming speaker and demonstrator and has led seminars all around the world to educate groomers and to promote the grooming industry.


SHAUNNA BERNARDIN (Canada)

SHAUNNA BERNARDIN Was born into a "dog family" and throughout her childhood her family bred Irish Setters, Labrador Retrievers, Akitas, Poodles and several other breeds. The family also ran a very large facility that provided grooming, training, (conformation as well as obedience) and a boarding kennel. As well, the family ran several other grooming salons. 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


Эми БраунAmy Brown

President, National Association of Professional Creative Groomers
Editor, Creative Groomer Quarterly Magazine

Amy Brown has been working with pets since the age of 15, when she took a part-time job at a veterinary clinic. She spent over 20 years in the veterinary field as a technician before accepting an apprenticeship at a local grooming shop. At the end of her two-year apprenticeship, she opened her own business from home, focusing more on quality than quantity. Despite being located in a small Southern town, she has established a highly reputable, professional business after operating for only a few short years. Amy’s business was featured in the PAWsitively Posh article from Groomer to Groomer’s Nov/Dec 2009issue. In addition to running her salon, she is a founder and executive officer of the National Association of Professional Creative Groomers, the first and only organization dedicated solely to creative grooming. She also writes and edits for the NAPCG magazine and is currently developing educational material for established and aspiring creative groomers everywhere.

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