BDGC 2017

The 2017 British Dog Grooming Championship took place on Sunday 29 October at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa, sponsored by Pet Dandy - a 'smart' tag producer which helps re-unite lost pets with their owners.

Lois Dalton was crowned as the 2017 Groomer of the Year and the Advanced Group winner. Emma Bull was named the Experienced Group winner and Chelsea Ross was named Newcomer of the Year.

Congratulations to all those who were placed. The full results are available to view.

Amazing images from the day from Groomers Gallery are available to view and purchase.... can you see yourself?!

2017 gotywinner

Get the date in your diary for 2018 - SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER AT THE WARWICKSHIRE  EXHIBITION CENTRE.

Please click on the links below to visit the relevant pages:

Competitors - Newcomer and Main Classes

Junior Competition

Seminars and visitor entry

Trade stands


A bit about our fantastic main sponsor:

Fresh from their US success, Pet Dandy’s ‘smart’ pet tags are taking the market by storm by combining affordable & fashionable designs with simple, mass-market technology. Tracker devices (such as Bluetooth or GPS) are all quite ugly and/or bulky, as well as expensive and full of limitations such as battery life or range. Pet Dandy’s patented technology is based on a pre-engraved, unique ID number on the back of each tag which, upon being entered on loss retrieval system, launches an anonymous chat between the finder and the owner of the lost pet. As a matter of fact, the system is so efficient and safe to use that it was awarded a Metropolitan Police certification !

There seems to be a gap in the market for trendy ‘connected’ tags. The offering out there still mostly consists of bones, hearts or plain round-shaped tags which require to be engraved with a machine. While there will always be a market for those, there is also a growing trend from the younger generations to buy cooler and smarter things to keep their pets safe. Pet Dandy is also disrupting the way pet tags are sold in-store by focusing on never-seen-before packaging and displays which firmly stand out from the competition. Last but not least, Pet Dandy tags do not require an engraving machine, making them accessible to every pet shop owner, no matter their size.

Pet Dandy tags are the perfect impulse buy at retail, as well as ideally suited to be sold by groomers & walkers. As a corporate gift item, insurance companies and charities can also use them to enhance the customer journey and boost retention.


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