Kirkland Dog and His Groomer take Top Honors

The Northwest Grooming Tradeshow was held at the Murano Hotel Convention Center in Tacoma March 16-18, 2012 and attracted many grooming industry vendors, groomers, pet salon owners, pet owners, and competitors who were participating in the annual grooming competition.

The Andis Grooming Competition attracted groomers from all over Washington State as well as California, Idaho, Oregon and Canada.  The dogs came looking scruffy and finished the competition looking like show dogs!

One of the entries was a Kirkland Airedale Terrier, Lupe, a former rescue dog adopted by Karla Richardson.  He was groomed by his regular groomer, Sheila Wagner, who grooms many Kirkland dogs in their homes and chose Lupe because of his exceptional quality and conformation standards.

Sheila and Lupe, who were both competing for the first time, won first place in their class on Saturday and went on to win  Best in Show on Sunday.

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