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Kitty Dekeersgieter
Vincent Loubet
Kitty Ponnet
Ilse Frenk-Kleton

Europes biggest educational professional grooming event

Europes biggest educational professional grooming event with International grooming competition, top seminars, workshops, mini tradeshow, kids competition modeldog and many more...

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  • Kitty Dekeersgieter

    Kitty Dekeersgieter  

    speaker - judge - organizer

    Kitty began showing dogs as a child, and later, as a professional groomer and handler she “made up” many champions. She won multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, Best in Shows and Best All Round Groomer awards in both Europe and America. In 1996-1997 she won the prestigious title of “World Champion Poodle Groomer” and the coveted Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for “International Groomer Of The Year” at Intergroom in New York, USA. Kitty is the creator, and designer of Tikima Pro Wear for Groomers, K-Design (the world famous dog silhouette stickers) Show Tech professional grooming products and is together with her husband Darren Cooke the owner of Transgroom NV. Kitty is an international grooming contest judge, grooming speaker and demonstrator and has led seminars all around the world to educate groomers and to promote the grooming industry.

  • Vincent Loubet

    Vincent Loubet  

    speaker

    This very well known perfectionist started grooming dogs in 1990, while he was learning he visited his first dog show and immediately fell in love with dog shows. He started teaching in Spain for a division of the school where he was thought grooming and this is were he met his future wife Valerie Loubet for the first time. After returning to France and marrying Valerie they opened their first grooming shop in 1998 and started showing dogs with a lot of passion and success. Together they started breeding black toy poodles. They were lucky to have bred a poodle which became a big champion and won twice the title of “world champion” and several Best In Shows. In 2005 he started handling all breeds at dog shows and won multiple best in shows and many prizes. In 2008 Vincent bought his first Fox Terrier and this breed stole his hart from the first moment. Because of his passion and his desire for perfectionism this dog became 4 times best in show and has now won many titles. Because of his passion and his desire for perfectionism he became a top handler and groomer has won many best in shows and made multiple dogs champion

  • Kitty Ponnet

    Kitty Ponnet  

    speaker

    Kitty started with a goal: "Aiming for perfection". Her biggest wisdom is that no one ever knows enough about their profession. In all her passion she runs the grooming salon 'Kitana' with her staff and she's been participating in competition for many years with a lot of top results. She's won several bronze, silver and gold medals in Europe and in the US and she also has a best in show on her résumé. Next to running a grooming salon and participating in a lot of competitions, she also teaches and coaches starting and renovated groomers and gives inspiring seminars and demonstrations who can lead groomers to a top performance. Kitty started with a goal: "Aiming for perfection". Her biggest wisdom is that no one ever knows enough about their profession. She's won several bronze, silver and gold medals in Europe and in the US and she also has a best in show on her résumé

  • Ilse Frenk-Kleton

    Ilse Frenk-Kleton  

    speaker

    Ilse has  been a groomer for over 30 years and she has a grooming salon in Amerongen, the Netherlands. She loves to share her passion for dog grooming and has won different grooming competitions, some with the Model Dog. In 1993, 2006 and 2007 she was Champion Poodle Grooming. In 1994 she became Dutch Dog Grooming champion. One of the most beautiful victories was the Best in Show during the Millennium Show in Berlin with a black dwarf poodle in a Bichon-look. In 2006 she became Master France with the SNPCC. In the year after she became Antwerp Groomer 2007 and in 2013 Best Dutch Groomer at ABHB. Apart from her daily grooming activities, she’s a teacher and course leader in dog grooming at the Course center Pet care Barneveld and she gives training tests at the “Huisdier Kennis Instituut”. She’s a member of the jury at lots of international grooming competitions (European Grooming association) and she’s a NDGAA Certified Master Groomer and also regularly gives workshops and in 1996 she wrote “Het Grote Hondentrimboek” ( freely translated: The Big Dog Grooming Book). She also writes articles in grooming magazines from time to time. At home she has a bichon and an apricot poodle.