Judy Hudson Named Grooming Contest Judge of the Year at Leading
Industry Trade Show
Certified Master Groomer Receives Cardinal
Crystal Grooming Achievement Award, Pet Industry’s Version of an Oscar
AZUSA, Calif. – Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
was the setting for the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards,
the competitive dog grooming industry’s version of the Oscars that
honors the best and brightest groomers, contest judges and pet salons.
This year, the annual presentation saw Nashville’s own Judy Hudson
receive the Grooming Contest Judge of the Year Award, given for her
contribution to the grooming world as a contest judge.
A Certified Master Groomer and owner/operator of
Grooming Tails Mobile Pet Grooming in Nashville, Judy taught herself how
to groom while working at a vet clinic.
She has appeared on the Animal Planet show, “Breed
All About It,” and was the photo session groomer for the book, “The
Twelve Dogs of Christmas.” Teresa’s mobile grooming business serves the
greater Nashville area, and she counts some of country music’s biggest
stars as clients, including Janice Gill and Paul Overstreet.
“Judy’s many years of experience as a groomer
provides her with a unique perspective on judging contests,” said Tony
de Vos, President of Cardinal Pet Care, a major manufacturer of pet
products and sponsor of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement
Awards. “She has shown herself to be a fair, honest and tremendously
informed grooming contest judge and we are thrilled and honored to
present Judy with the Grooming Contest Judge of the Year Award.”
The Cardinal Crystal
Grooming Achievement Awards were founded in 1988 by Cardinal Pet Care
President Tony de Vos and Shirlee Kalstone, then
owner of the International Intergroom trade show for competitive
grooming, for the purpose of establishing standards of grooming
excellence and recognizing professional skills in the competitive
grooming industry. Since the beginning, the Cardinal Crystal Grooming
Achievement Awards have been considered one of the highest honors in the
pet grooming industry, annually presenting awards for outstanding
achievement in eight different categories.
Click here for a
complete description of the criteria for the awards.
Cardinal Pet Care is a solar-powered company
“Devoted to Pets, People and the Planet.” In addition to providing pets
with the highest quality products, Cardinal is dedicated to the
environmental directive of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Pre-cycle whenever
possible. Demonstrating its commitment to the environment, Cardinal has
solar-powered corporate offices, warehouses and manufacturing facilities
in Azusa, CA.
For more information, visit the Cardinal Crystal Grooming
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