A lifelong passion & love for dogs led Michael Wildman to establish cLassie Dog Grooming, which was originally based in Ellesmere Port, but relocated to Chester, Cheshire in 2009.


Above Left: Mike with Oscar in 1994, and Above Right with Lexi and Zac in 2010.

Mike became a regular face on the dog show scene in 1990 when just 10 years old.  Mike's passionate about all dogs and has been grooming and showing for over two decades.  Mike has made up Champions for himself and other breeders in English Cocker Spaniels & German Shepherds, winning numerous major awards at Championship Dog Shows including Crufts & Shows in Europe & the United States. As a dog show handler, Mike has won Challenge Certificates in six breeds across three Groups.

In the last few years Mike has competed in National Grooming Competitions with major success; claiming:

- British Dog Grooming Championship 2013 - 'Groomer of the Year' 

- Premier Groom 2013 - 'Best in Show' & the Spectators Choice Special Award for Best in Show.   

- British Dog Grooming Championship 2012 - Winner Advanced Group (1st Hand Strip / Clipped Gun Dog Class) & Special Award for 'Best Technique', & 3rd Groomer of the Year 

- Premier Groom 2012 - Champion Class Winner (Hand Strip / Clip Spaniel or Setter),         2nd in Pure Bred Scissor   

- British Dog Grooming Championship 2011 - Winner Experienced Group, & 1st Hand         Strip / Clip Gun Dog.  Also winning the Special Award for 'Best Technique'  

(For Detail of the Grooming Competitions Click Here!)  


Mike is a Dog Show Judge and is on The Cocker Spaniel Club and the Cocker Spaniel Breed Councils A3 list of judges.  Having been judging the breed since 1996.  Having passed all requirements to award Challenge Certificates for the Breed.  Mike has Judged over-seas at Breed Club Shows, and gives grooming demonstrations & tutorials at seminars in the UK and Europe.  He has also judged German Shepherds and other breeds in the Gundog group.

Above: Mike with Best Boxer Puppy, Reserve Best Boxer Puppy (Left) and Best Boxer & Reserve Best Boxer in Match (Right) at Merseyside Boxer Club Dog of the Year, 2010.  Mike pictured with Marion McArdle and Margaret Wildman.

Mike has been delighted to accept invitations to Judge Cocker Spaniel Shows in Belgrade (Serbia), Brno (Czech Republic), Copenhagen (Denmark), Karlshamn (Sweden). 

Above: Left - Best Dog and Bitch at Belgrade Cocker Club Show.  Above: Right - Best in Show Winner at the Super Cocker Show in Denmark.   


Mike is proud to serve as Secretary of the North of England Cocker Spaniel Association. If you would like to learn more about our Association and past and future activities, CLICK HERE

Mike also serves on the committee for Bootle, Crosby and South Liverpool C.S. and the Liverpool Kennel Association

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