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Nashville’s 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.

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