President of the Jury
El Corte Italiano in Cartagena has been his home since 2007. Opened his grooming salon in Milano in 1980, after having been in breeding, showing and training. In 1985 he started giving formation and specialization courses in his Grooming School getting more than 250 students. From 1985 to 2001, he won several gold and silver medals in USA, Europe and Canada in Poodle, Handstripping, Purebreeds Scissoring and Spaniels. He was member of the Italiam Team that got the third place in the World Team Championship in Intergroom U.S.A.1996 He was member of the European Team that got the second place in the 2001World Team Championship in Canada. From 1989 to 2016 Umberto judged in more than 200 International Grooming Competitions, gave grooming demonstrations in more than 250 seminars in USA, all over Europe, Ukrain, Russia,Taiwan, Poland, India, Brasil,Japon, China e Korea. He has received the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award in 1987 as “International Groomer of the year”. Umberto has beep judging in the World Team Grooming Championship in England in 1999 as well as in Spain in 2003 as well in Belgium 2011 In France 2005 in Germany 2009in Spain 2013 he has been President of the Jury. He has also judged in four Oster Tournament of Champions, in 1997 in New York , in 1999 in France and 2005 in Germany.In 2008 in Las Vegas. He’s Oster Ambassador for Europe. President of the European Grooming Association (E.G.A.), President of the Italian Grooming Association (A.T.I.), and Organizer of “MilanGroom”. International Grooming Competition. and Organizer of The Oster European Tournament of Champion. European Grooming Association: Judge - All round United Showmanagers Alliance: Judge - All round
All Breeds licensed International Judge registered at the Federacion Canofila de Puerto Rico (FCPR / FCI). International registered All Round Grooming Tournament EGA Judge. With a lot of experience on assignments worldwide he judges both conformation and grooming shows. Member of the American Spaniel Club, breeder, exhibitor and specialist of American Cocker Spaniels for more than 25 years under the registered kennel name Showstar. Breeder of champions, grand champions and international champions including multiple Best In Show winners in multiple countries and top ranked dogs in multiple countries in both AKC and FCI. AKC Breeder of Merit. Sporting and Terrier exhibitor. Winner of multiple "Best In Show", "Best All Around" with more than a 100 awards in Sporting, Handstripping, Scissored Breeds and Poodles Tournaments combined. Barkleigh Honors recipients awards in 2016 and 2017 World Grooming Gold Champion in Belgium 2017. Hall of Fame groomer at Groom Team USA. GT Travel Team member for Belgium 2017. Top #1 Groomer in the ranks of United States Of America for 2017 Recipient of Barkleigh Honors Groomer of the Year award in 2017 Recipient of Best International Groomer award in 2018/Madrid Spain Latin America Oster Ambassador, VIG ambassador groomer for Purina Pro-Plan, X-Power Ambassador, Artero World Team Member and Davis Ambassador. Double Master Groomer & Affiliate for IPG International Professional Groomers in Latin America, owner of Davis Puerto Rico wholesale company and EDUGROOM. He is valued in the industry for being one of the top and most complete groomer, active speaker, coach, seminarist and presenter that we have worldwide.
I have a great love for animals and became a professional dog groomer in 1998, subsequently establishing the Vita Canis Dog Grooming Salon in Zvolen, Slovakia. I have won many awards including British Groomer of the Year 2006, Eurogroom Best in Show 2006, 2007, 2009, Groomania Best In Show 2010 and Mastergroom Best In Show 2012, Groom Team England member for 6 years.
To grow my knowledge of all things holistic I have a Diploma in Canine Massage, Reiki level 2 and am qualified in Deep Cellular Therapy with tuning forks. I also completed a Diploma in Aromatherapy at the Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy, UK.
In 2014 I have started manufacturing Vita Canis natural products, from the simplest desire to produce 100% natural products which have a useful purpose for both dogs and their owners. I am also an organiser of Vita Canis Style to Rescue, charity dog grooming competition for rescue dogs www.style2rescue.co.uk
Isabella Jayne Doblas Jones was born in England and went to live in Spain with my parents at the age of 16. It was at the age of 13 when that she started to get intrested in dogs, in particular standard poodles.
It all began when she started helping out at the kennels on weekends. She was absolutly facsinated by the breed!
She knew from the start that she wanted to dedicate her life to dogs and grooming!
At the age of 14 she began to prepare standard poodles for the show ring. She was a young teenager with one only passion GROOMING!!
When she went to live in Spain the first thing she did was look for a job as a groomer although only 16!
Yep she did it and found one at a local vet clinic and from then on Isabella has not stopped.
She has opened 9 grooming salons along her 35 years in the grooming profession, breeding and handling. Isabella's speciality Poodles,Bichons and Scottish terriers. She considers myself an all round groomer who loves a challenge!
Isabella now dedicates 100% of her life traveling all over the world speaking at seminars and teaching. She absolutly loves it! We asked her for a quote and her response was "I feel so blessed to do what i do!
GROOMING IS MY PASSION
THE AIR THAT I BREATHE
Kitty has won many gold medals, silver and bronze, as well as prizes in "Best in Show" in "Best All Round" in Europe and America. The highlight of his career was when Kitty groomer in 1996-1997 won the prestigious title of "World Champion Poodle Groomer" and the much desired "Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award" from the "Internationaal Groomer of the Year" at the 'Intergroom in New York, USA. She works as the international jury for grooming competitions, is a consultant of the EGA (European Grooming Association) and gives lectures and demonstrations. She has given seminars and worldwide with the aim to train groomers, encourage and improve the industry's grooming. She is one of the organiser of one of Europe's biggest grooming events Groomaina
Pammie Carmichael-Hogg is a Certified Master Groomer through the International Professional Groomers Inc (IPG) and is honoured to be the first person in the United Kingdom to graduate from the prestigious Starwood Arts of Dog Grooming School (Thailand). Pammie is also the first International student to study and pass The Theory of Angles in Korean Grooming with Mrs Suk-Hee Soo Lee in the famous Dolall Grooming School, Korea. She is also a founder board member of ICMG (UK). Pammie has gained recognition in the pet grooming industry as the creator of Asian Fusion grooming, as well as an international educator, speaker, demonstrator and grooming judge. She has demonstrated and judged at top trade shows such as Ausgroom (Sydney), The British Dog Grooming Association, The English Groomers Association, The Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association, Master Groom, Northern Groomers and at Crufts as well as numerous European and world wide shows and educational events. She has competed and placed in UK breed trim grooming competitions and more recently was awarded 1st place in Asian Fusion Northern Ireland 2015, and Best Creative Groomer in Show 2015. France 2015 1st place Asian Fusion. In recognition of her efforts, she is the proud winner of the prestigious Aesculap/Liz Paul Memorial Award of Speaker of the Year 2014, top 5 International Speaker of the Year 2015 and Congeniality of the Year 2015. Nominated top 5 Liz Paul Awards 2016/17/18/19 Pammie is an enthusiastic teacher and entertaining speaker. She enjoys leading hands on workshops and mentoring other stylists using her unique brand of teaching methods, to those who want to improve their skills for the competition ring or for daily working practice. She has traveled extensively both home and internationally helping and teaching stylists. Pammie is a published author in pet trade and grooming industry magazines and is the organiser of GroomAsia. She lives with her husband, and 6 dogs in Doncaster, England and is the proud owner of Fuss About Asian Fusion Dog Grooming and Pammie Carmichael-Hogg Products and Pammie Ltd.