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Groomer brings home the gold

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 11:32 a.m. CST
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Heather Roozee, owner and pet stylist at A Groomery Pet Grooming in DeKalb, won Best Groomed Dog in Show at all three grooming contests she competed in this year. Roozee competed at the All American Grooming Show in Wheeling in August, HH Backer's Celebration of Style in Rosemont in September, and Pet Pro Classic in Dallas,Texas, in November. She took home the top prize each time with her Airedale terrier, Zeppelin. She also placed first with a standard poodle, first with a miniature poodle, third with a standard poodle and third with a mixed breed. At two of the three shows, she had two dogs in the Best Groomed Dog lineup. Roozee is ranked the No. 5 groomer in the United States. Every other year, the top five groomers in the country compete as a team in the World Grooming Competition. In October, Groom Team USA brought home the gold from Barcelona, Spain, where it competed against 16 other countries.