The Northwest Grooming Show was recently held in Tacoma, Washington at the Murano Hotel and Convention Center. The event hosted approximately 40 exhibitor booths and welcomed nearly 800 pet care professionals.
The show was home to two-tiered Poodle and All Other Purebred competitions and a Creative grooming competition. Andis Best in Show winner for Open Division was awarded to Barbara Prueckel of Doggie Style Inc. in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Deanise Stoops of Purrrscision in Sunset Beach, CA won First Place in the Barkleigh Open Poodle Class. Electric Cleaner Company’s Open All Other Purebreds Class awarded First Place to Barbara Prueckel of Doggie Style Inc. in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The First Place winner for Tropiclean’s Creative competition was Angela Kumpe with her “Lilly” creation. Carol Hoover of Yelm, WA won the People’s Choice award with her design, “Cowboy Up.”
The show featured educational seminars and demonstrations by leading pet industry professionals on grooming and business topics. Kathy Rose, Kendra Otto, Michell Evans, Diane Betalak and Jay Scruggs offered seminars featuring live grooming demonstrations. Speakers and topics included; Teri DiMarino with a Brusher/Bather Certificate program, Donna Owens on First Aid, Adrienne Kawamura on Cat Grooming, Joe Zuccarello and Nancy Thomas on Business Strategies, and Dr. Adelia Ritchie on Canine Skin Problems.
Trade show exhibitors offered special show pricing while introducing and demonstrating new products to attendees. It was a great opportunity for groomers to stock up on supplies and check out some new tools of the trade.
Next year’s show will be held May 3-5, 2013. For more information, please visit www.NWGroom.com
Best In Show 2012
Northwest Grooming Show 2012 Competition Results
Best in Show – Open
Best in Show – Novice
Open: Deanise Stoops, Barbara Prueckel, Alida Tanney
Novice: Amy Peck, Deb Riche, Annie Davis
All Other Purebreds
Open: Barbara Prueckel, Natasha Humeston, Jessica Cave
Novice: Sheila Wagner, Laurel Behnke, Carol Dawson
Angela Kumpe – “Lilly”
Nina Lehtonen – “Bees & Butterflies”
Cat Opson – “Rainforest Friends”
People’s Choice - Carol Hoover – “Cowboy Up”