Julie Wilkins started out bathing dogs at a local kennel in 1994. She graduated from the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute’s Grooming and Kennel management program in 1997.
Julie entered her 1st grooming competition in Fall of 1997 with an English Setter. Since then she has had multiple Best In Shows including MAPP 2003, NEPGP 2003 and back to back Groom Expo 2004 and 2005. She has been on the cover of Groomer to Groomer magazine three times, has two bronze Intergroom Medals and a Rising Star 1st from the Poodle class. She placed 2nd in the competitive Oster Invitational Tournament in 2005 and qualified as a member of Groomteam USA in 2003 and 2005. Julie acquired her 1st Mini Poodle (Kaos Karadale Tuckered Out CDX, OA, AXJ, CGC) from Karin Berlind of Karadale Poodles and started working for her at dog shows.
She brushed, scissored, banded topknots, and even learned to spray up. She was hooked! After purchasing her 1st White Standard Show Bitch (Ch My Deer Grand Illusion CD, CGC) from Barbara Deer of My Deer Poodles, she decided to start out on her own. She has since finished many Champions, both white and black, and even bred a litter in which she kept a new up and coming puppy.
Julie has a passion for Poodles and is happiest when in the show ring. She has attended shows such as Westminster and The Poodle Club of America multiple times. She is also active in Obedience and Agility, having put multiple titles on her dogs. She now owns Best In Show mobile dog grooming in Gloucester, MA.