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Altamonte Springs’ Lindsey Dicken Named American Dog Groomer of the Year at Industry Show

National Certified Professional Groomer Receives Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award, Pet Industry’s Version of an Oscar

AZUSA, Calif. – The competitive dog grooming industry’s best and brightest recently gathered at the SuperZoo pet retailer trade show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the annual presentation of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, the industry’s version of the Oscars.  Altamonte Springs, Florida’s own Lindsey Dicken, from Wag’n Splash Award Winning Dog Grooming of Longwood, was the recipient of the American Groomer of the Year Award. 

A National Certified Professional Groomer, Lindsey is best known for her exceptional work in grooming Bichon Frises.  She also grooms Poodles, Clumber Spaniels, Kerry Blue Terriers, Wheaten Terriers and mixed breed dogs.  She was the #1 ranked groomer in the United States in 2009, when she traveled to Germany with Groom Team USA, helping the team to bring home the gold medal in that year’s World Team Grooming Championship.  Lindsey’s other grooming awards include World Champion Poodle Groomer, Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year, and the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around Pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010.  She is also a past nominee for the Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award.

“Lindsey’s talent and professionalism are outstanding and she is a true asset to the professional grooming industry, “said Tony de Vos, President of Cardinal Pet Care, a major manufacturer of pet products and sponsor of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards.  “We are thrilled to present her with the American Groomer of the Year Award, and we congratulate her.”

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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For more information, visit the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/cardinalcrystalawards.

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