Getting started in Young Kennel Club dog grooming?

What is dog grooming?

Dog grooming is where you look after your dogs hygine. A dog grooming session typical consists of brushing, washing, drying, cutting your dogs nails and hair.

Why should you take part?

  • A really exciting activity for you and your dog to enjoy 
  • Learn how to take care of your dogs health and wellbeing 
  • Make new friends

Competing in Young Kennel Club competitons

When you would like to start competing in dog grooming competitions, you can try and qualify for the Groomer of the Year Crufts final by entering one of our groomer of the year qualifiers during the year. We have two different classes for our members, both split into different age groups.
Clip/trim & strip class
Our clip/trim & strip class is for members to show skills in coat removal by stripping, trimming and/or clipping the coat, along with general health care.
Groom through class
Our groom through class is for members to show the understanding and skill required to remove all dead hair and tangles from the dog’s coat, also checking teeth, ears and nails. This is the perfect class for members just starting out in grooming competitions.

How do I take part?