A lifelong passion and 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.
Mike became a regular face on the dog show scene in 1990, when he only 10 years old. He is a passionate lover of all dogs has been grooming and showing dogs for over two decades. Mike has made up Champions for himself and other breeders in English Cocker Spaniels & German Shepherds, and has won major awards at dozens of Championship Dog Shows - including the World famous Crufts Dog Show, and shows in Europe and the United States. As a dog show handler, Mike has won Challenge Certificates in six breeds across three Groups.
Above Left: Mike with Oscar in 1994, and Above Right with Lexi and Zac in 2010.
In a major recent achievement Mike won 'Best Experienced Groomer' at the British Dog Grooming Championship 2011 (For more details Click Here!). To cap a wonderful day, Mike was presented with the Special Award for Best Technique. This was a proud moment for the self-taught groomer.
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 and tutorials at seminars in the UK and Europe. He has also judged German Shepherds and other breeds in the Gundog group.
Above: Mike awarding Best Boxer Puppy, Reserve Best Boxer Puppy (Left) and Best Boxer and Reserve Best Boxer in Match (Right) at the Dog of the Year at the Merseyside Boxer Club, 2010. Mike pictured with Marion McArdle and Margaret Wildman.
Mike was delighted to be invited to judge in Belgrade, Serbia, in September 2011, at a National Cocker Spaniel event. Mike also Judged at the Super Cocker Show in Denmark in July, 2009. For more information about the Super Cocker Show click HERE.
Above: Left - Best Dog and Bitch at Belgrade Cocker Club Show. Above: Right - Best in Show Winner at the Super Cocker Show in Denmark.
I 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
I also serve on the committee for Bootle, Crosby and South Liverpool C.S. and the Liverpool Kennel Association
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