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The Pooch Excellent contestants will showcase their abilities on The Dogwalk (Image: BBC)
Pooch Excellent will put a few of the UK’s bright-eyed and bushy-tailed skilled canine groomers to the check.
Every week the contestants will demonstrate their skills on the Dogwalk, giving pet homeowners’ beloved pooches a makeover.
They are going to be doing all of it underneath the watchful eye of the judges – canine groomers Colin Taylor, Verity Hardcastle and vet Bolu Eso.
Presenter Sheridan Smith and her canine co-host Stanley can even be readily available to supply encouragement and lend an ear.
When the primary warmth of the collection kicks off tonight, 4 contestants get to work on a long-haired shih-tzu whereas 4 different canines get a teddy bear trim to take to show on the Dogwalk.
Which one of many 16 professionals can be named greatest in present?
Abbie (Image: BBC)
Abbie runs her personal salon in her again backyard in Leicestershire. She is impressed by all issues horror and even has pets named after horror characters.
Kara (Image: BBC)
Kara, from Cambridgeshire, has her personal excessive road salon and hopes to open a doggy day care centre and canine café.
Kelly D (Image: BBC)
Kelly, from Somerset has been a canine groomer for 18 years and her salon has gained awards. She can be the founding father of Supergroom South West – a canine grooming competitors which raises cash for an animal rescue and rehab centre.
Thomas (Image: BBC)
Thomas, from Co. Tyrone, owns six canines and three cats they usually all reside together with his household, which incorporates 5 youngsters. He took up canine grooming after he was made redundant within the 2008 recession.
Hannah (Image: BBC)
Hannah from Essex is a number one knowledgeable in grooming Cocker Spaniels and holds a number of titles throughout varied classes and breed types.
Lakhi (Image: BBC)
After popping out to his household Lakhi left his Birmingham house together with his two canines, coaching to be a psychological well being nurse and in aged care. Canine grooming turned a passion earlier than he educated professionally, happening to open his personal salon. He owns 11 canines, most of that are rescues.
Tanya (Image: BBC)
Tanya from Co Down has a love of goats in addition to canines and has been identified to deal with them to a little bit of a makeover. Tanya is a big Harry Potter fan, and her salon has a wand on show for homeowners’ ‘unrealistic expectations’.
Tom (Image: BBC)
Tom describes himself as a typical ‘Manchester lad’, and was named Rising Star at The British Canine Grooming Championships in 2018. Tom has been grooming for 4 years and hopes to open his personal salon sooner or later.
Ellie (Image: BBC)
Ellie transformed her storage in Yorkshire to a salon the place she brings her creative ability and love of canines collectively. For her, grooming all began when she needed to wait 7 weeks for her canine to be groomed and on seeing the ultimate outcome was upset and thought she may do higher.
Georgia (Image: BBC)
Georgia is a salon proprietor from South Wales and is a third-generation canine groomer. Georgia’s Mum is a champion groomer, her dad exhibits canines, her husband works in her salon as does her brother-in-law. She opened her personal salon aged simply 17.
Helen (Image: BBC)
Helen skateboards to work at her Brighton salon daily. Enthusiastic about Asian freestyle grooming, Helen travelled to Malaysia to review the strategies at an academy in Kuala Lumpur.
Vasileios (Image: BBC)
When Vasileios moved to the UK 5 years in the past after serving within the Greek military, he couldn’t communicate any English however now he’s the senior groomer at a salon in Notting Hill and manages a group of 9 groomers throughout 2 salons. A few of his purchasers embody David Beckham, Gary Barlow and Lily Allen.
Kayla (Image: BBC)
Kayla and her sister cared for his or her mum from the age of 12 after she turned paralysed following in an accident. The sisters now run two excessive road salons whereas their mum is in command of washing and prepping the canines.
Kelly G (Image: BBC)
Kelly has been canine grooming for 18 years and in 2002 she arrange her first salon in Devon together with her mum, one other groomer. 3 years in the past, additionally they opened a grooming academy the place Kelly teaches a course in compassionate canine dealing with.
Mich (Image: BBC)
Mich from Stoke-on-Trent has over 30 years’ expertise within the business and taught herself learn how to groom when she determined to point out her canines competitively. Since then, she has gained Finest in Present at The Grooming Present and The Nice North Groom for her handstripped terriers.
Michael (Image: BBC)
Michael received into grooming after taking his canine to the groomers and was left sad with the outcomes. He used his haircutting abilities on his canines and went on to coach professionally, opening his personal salon.
Pooch Excellent begins tonight at 8pm on BBC One.