With close attention to details and some good coaching and assistance, you and your dog can both be winners, too. Here are suggestions that will help.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Great "Old Dominion" Weekend

Last weekend's "Warrenton/Old Dominion" Dog Show at Long Branch near Millwood, VA, proved to be a great weekend, despite some cold and rain. Leslie Shriner groomed and handled dogs into the winners circle both Saturday and Sunday.  The headliner was a young Boxer owned by Mary McCool & Barry Hendley, Jubar's Find Me At Sugartree ("Tripp"), who went Best of Breed over Specials from the  Open Dog Class on Sunday under Judge Mrs. Terry Berrios.  Here's a photo of Leslie and Tripp in the Working Group ring and with Judge Berrios during the set-up for their official Best of Breed winner's photo.

Leslie & Tripp in the Working Group ring
Leslie & Tripp with Judge Berrios waiting for their official BEST OF BREED photo.
On Saturday, Leslie groomed and handled Standard Schnauzer Ch. Savvy’s Wanderlust (“Sadie”), owned by Curtis & Maxine Leetch, which earned Select, giving her a major toward her Grand Championship. On Sunday, Leslie groomed and handled a young Standard Schnauzer Mohner’s Legend for Halcyon (“Lucas”), a Danish import owned by Patricia White, which was named Reserve Winners Dog in the PVSSC Regional Specialty, his first appearance in the show ring.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Aspirations Pet Services Buys Georjeans Pet Grooming Shop in Warrenton, VA

   I'm pleased to announce that Aspirations Pet Services has acquired the well-known Georjeans Grooming shop in Warrenton, VA, effective July 11, 2011.

   After many years of service to Fauquier County pet owners, Jean Gillen and Georgia Sabean recently announced they plan to retire and are selling their Georjeans Grooming shop in Warrenton to Aspirations Pet Services, LLC. 
   Aspirations Pet Services, LLC, is owned and operated by Leslie Shriner, who has been providing grooming, handling, and training services for pet owners and clinics since 1997.  She is moving with her family to the Warrenton area from Montgomery County, MD.  Her parents moved to Warrenton from Falls Church in 2004.
   Though selling their grooming shop on Shirley Avenue, Jean and Georgia plan to remain actively involved in their various kennel and breed club and community activities.  “We’ve known Leslie Shriner and Aspirations Pet Services for many years,” Sabean said, “and we feel sure she’ll continue to give Fauquier County pet owners the same personal service we’ve always provided.”

   “Warrenton is a great community with a real concentration of pet and show dog owners, breeders, handlers, and activities.  And Georjeans is one of the leading grooming shops in the area -- the only locally-owned shop with a self-service dog wash facility for its clients’ use,” Shriner said.  “I think it’s a perfect fit for Aspirations, which is focused on the special needs of companion show dogs, older dogs, and their owner-families, as well as the usual needs of routine dog and pet grooming.  And we plan to retain the great grooming staff that Jean and Georgia have had.  It’s a great track record to build on.”
     Leslie graduated from the internationally-recognized Maryland School of Dog Grooming where she learned from expert instructors how to groom virtually every breed of dog and cat.  She is a registered member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America and frequently prepares and handles dogs in the AKC show ring, competing against many of the top professional handlers in the US.  She has earned numerous "Best of Breed" and Group honors for her own and others’ dogs.

     Come visit us at the Georjeans Grooming shop, 367-C Shirley Avenue, Warrenton, or call the shop at 540-341-7699.  We'll look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon!  And bring a friend!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Jolly" earns BOB at Chesapeake Kennel Club Show

Congratulations to Betsy Davison, whose GCH Ch. Halcyon's Don Quixote II "Jolly" was chosen Best of Breed among Standard Schnauzers at the Chesapeake Kennel Club Show, at Fredericksburg, VA,  January 16, 2011.  
What a joy to work with such a great dog!