Let me introduce myself. My name is Ann Collins and my daughter is Jessica Collins also a groomer with a degree in Business and a love for all animals.
I'm an award winning groomer that trained in the London Academy of Canine Beauticians in London in 1982 specializing in care of all dogs, trimming, clipping, bathing, drying, styling, nail clipping and more.
I am City & Guilds Qualified with my LCGI in the Higher Diploma in Dog grooming, I hold a certificate as a Canine First Responder and Red cross first aid for us humans. Along the way I have entered grooming competitions and have several awards for grooming and many for showing my dogs.
I show standard poodles two of which are Irish champions and international champions and two in training. I am on The poodle club of Ireland committee as the health officer and committee member, and am also a member of the national association professional creative groomers, A lifetime member of the Irish kennel club, and an Irish kennel club judge.
Grooming for me is a passion, as you can see with 3 white standard poodles and 1 Black and lots of hair, it has to be for the love of it. My daughter Jessica has joined me or rather taken over mostly, she is also Showing and the latest edition to the family is another white standard poodle who will also be shown. roll on the good days and weekends out with our dogs
I live in Blackrock,Dublin. I have three dogs. A Black standard poodle and two white standards who now are Irish champions and International champions. I show my poodles on a regular basis. Grooming is a very important part of any dogs care. It's not just looking good. It's a way of connecting with your dog and checking for health problems, which often could have been missed. I enjoy grooming for the final results and for both me and the dog.
I also breed Standard poodles www.tomedastandardpoodles.com
Having grown up with a large family with dogs, Horses and other animals. Grooming was a natural profession for me. Showing and riding horses and dogs has been part of my life as is animal care. I can give you advice on coat care, feeding your dog, training your dog give you information on Veterinary surgeries in the area if you do not already have a vet.
Please feel free to ask questions at the time of grooming appointment.
All dogs brought to me for grooming, must do so with a collar and lead and have Vaccines up to date.
It is now law in Ireland that ALL dog are micro-chipped.