A salon owner since 1983, Kathy Rose has garnered recognition in the pet industry both as an expert stylist and educator. As a competitive stylist, Kathy has won numerous national and international titles including best in show at almost every major US contest and gold and silver medals on GroomTeam USA on four consecutive travel teams. She also served as the coordinator for two years.
Away from the competitive grooming ring, Kathy Rose is a sought after speaker and grooming judge. She has offered her vast knowledge at virtually every major industry event stateside as well as in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and South Korea and China. Kathy is a sanctioned grooming contest judge for USA and EGA for all breeds.
In recognition of her efforts Kathy has been a regular nominee for the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, winning the award for outstanding contributions to the pet Industry. Kathy has also received numerous nomination for the Barkleigh Honors Awards for Journalist and outstanding service to the industry. She has written numerous articles related to salon design, grooming articles as well as a series of articles relating to licensure and regulation of the grooming profession for Barkleigh Productions. Kathy currently writes a monthly column in Groomer to Groomer Magazine.
Kathy hosted the television event shown on The Learning Channel, entitled “Extreme Poodles”, serving as the Master of Ceremonies with TLC using her expertise to guide and narrate the entire event. Currently serves as the Contest Coordinator for all of the Barkleigh shows and as the Awards Coordinator and Announcer for SuperZoo and the Atlanta Pet Fair.
Kathy’s state of the art salon, Pets of Perfection was featured on the 2005 Barkleigh Groomer to Groomer Buyers Guide and was nominated as one of the top four pets spas in the country for the Crystal Award, Grooming Salon of the Year. She has recently built a new luxury pet spa in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Early in her career, Kathy owner/handled her toy poodles and Portuguese Water dog to point and group placements as well as serving as Vice President and Assistant show Chairman for AKC sanctioned show events, receiving the outstanding service award at an AKC all breed club.