Meet the Groomers
Owner, Groomer | NCMG & CFMG
Owner, Groomer | NCMG & CFMG
Hi everyone! I have been involved with animals since I can remember. It started with what I could sneak into my room at a young age (lizards, fish, frogs, chinchillas, birds – you name it, I’ve probably owned it!). Working in the pet industry has been such a pleasure. I’ve worked for Joe Markham, owner of the Kong Company. Mentored under George Alston, who was one of the top handlers for AKC conformation events. Trained under Danelle German, at the only school in the world for Cat Grooming, NCGIA. Managed several premiere boarding kennels, some holding well over 180 dogs and 40 cats. Worked with prestigious dog trainers, volunteered my time with many AKC All Breed Clubs, have been on the board of Colorado Professional Pet Groomers Association and Rocky Mountain Mastiff Fancier’s group. I am a National Certified Master Groomer and a Certified Master Feline Groomer. Competing and staying current with industry trends is at the top of my list. I have close friends in every breed and have mentored under them to become the skilled groomer I am today. It has been a wonderful unfolding of experiences.
I’ve been breeding English Mastiffs since 1998 under the name Magnum Mastiffs. I am a huge advocate of health testing, proper rearing and what is produced down the line. Unless pups go to an approved conformation show home, they are strictly on a Limited Registration and required to spay or neuter. You may see one of these guys on your visit to the shop! I’m also very excited that in 2018 & 2019 my pup from Marbles was the #1 Mastiff in America! That is unbelievable and I am so proud of his owners! Cash is a littermate to my oldest girl, Arai. Currently, I have 8 Mastiffs and 2 foster pups (more like fostering permanently). A Newfoundland and a Mastiff Mix. They are very sweet old babies! You can see more of them on Instagram @magnummastiffs.
Other animals in my life over the years: English Springer Spaniels (sister has shown and has had many) German Shepherds, Chow Chows, Afghan Hounds, Persians, Oriental Shorthairs and Siamese.
My family and I have raised Kerry Blue Terriers since 1956, under the kennel name Casey Kerry Blue Terriers. My father started with Scottish Terriers. So, you can see, terriers run in my blood. I met Rachel a long time ago as she was prepping a Kerry Blue for a client of ours (for show), she was working at a shop for someone else at the time. I called to compliment her on the job she did and introduce myself as the breeder. My mother, Lois and I have been friends with her ever since. I can usually be found at a dog show with any one of our dogs, keeping my schedule somewhat exclusive. My mother and I own a Bedlington Terrier, German Pinscher as well as the Kerry Blues. We finished our first ever Bred By Exhibitor bitch, Champion Casey’s Pawsatively Choice (Pearl) in April 2015 at the Sunflower Cluster. She was 13 mos old. Pearl was co-bred with Odebt and Bill Massey, Pawsatively Handling.
I groom all breeds, but specialize in Terriers (Cairn Terriers, Kerry Blues, Bedlingtons, Border Terriers, Scottish Terriers, Westies, Wire Fox Terriers, Norfolk/Norwich, Australian Terriers, Airedale Terriers etc…) I secretly want a chihuahua and our house cat, Lola. She loves me so.
One of our most special boys GCH Velvety Quarterback Sneak aka “Peyton” was also used by owner Rachel Diller in the National Dog Groomers Associations’ Colorado Groomfest winning Best Groomed Dog in Division B. He looked great and made us very proud. My brother operates a mobile grooming business, but I choose to work with Rachel and her amazing team of professionals. This is where I can learn and grow as a groomer but I suppose, occasionally, I may help out my brother. If he asks nicely. I’m an avid photographer, most of my work can be seen at Blue Lamb Dog Photography. My sense of humor is unparalleled and if you need a good breeder referral, let me know!
Find out more about Charlene’s dogs here: www.caseykerryblueterriers.com
Samantha comes to us from Uptown Pups. She studied under Christie Henriksen until her shop was forced to close. She hopes to have her own Schnauzer to compete with, someday. Sam specializes in Hand Stripping. Eager to learn, grow and achieve titles – look for her at upcoming grooming competitions. We are very happy to have her join the team! She has upcoming certifications in Terriers, Non-sporting and Sporting breeds.
See her work here @gingercrapsnackle on Instagram
Jackie has been around animals her whole life, going to dog shows since she was 9 years old with her sister, Rachel. She fell in love with English Springer Spaniels and of course, helped with the Mastiffs and Afghan Hounds. She became an excellent Jr Handler and moved forward into basically helping handle any breed as needed. She sustained an injury to her hand, so although she does not fully groom presently, she aids in the shop for bathing, drying, brushing and breed profile assistance with current groomers.
Jackie attended National Cat Groomer’s Institute back in September of 2014. She has been grooming cats and dogs for over 10 years. We’re happy to have her in the salon!
Her current four legged love is a German Shepherd named Mojo.