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BDGC 2017 (29 Oct) – there’s still time to register!


The 2017 British Dog Grooming Championship (BDGC) is taking place on Sunday 29 October!

BDGC 2017 will be held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa, and is sponsored by Pet Dandy – a ‘smart’ tag producer which helps re-unite lost pets with their owners.

The UK’s largest one-day dog grooming event boasts dozens of trade stands and seminars, as well as the excitement of the competition itself.

If you would like to attend, whether as a competitor or as a visitor, there is still time to register. Competitor registration closes on Sunday 22 October 2017, with visitor registration closing a few days later.

The list of this year’s judges and classes are as follows:

Juniors – Georgia Ashton Fuller
Newcomers – Colin Taylor & Julie Harris
Clipped Terriers & Schnauzers – Julie Lalou
Gundogs – Rui da Silva
Handstrip (other) – Peter Ensell
Creative Class – Stuart Simons
Toy/Miniature Poodle – Julie Lalou
Standard Poodle – Linda Barker
Purebred Scissor – Kelly Davis
Workshop – Louisa Tandy & Peter Ensell
Groomer of the Year – Eve Somers

You can enter the competition as a Newcomer, Experienced or Advanced competitor. To find out more about the classes and groups, please visit the BDGC webpage.

Register for BDGC 2017

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