Scott began his love of pets at the early age of 10 when he went with his father, who was a carpenter, to an Airedale Terrier breeder’s kennel to do some work. He spent more time playing with the Airedales than helping his father and this lead to the attraction and love of dogs, to which he would dedicate his life.
As he continued along his adventures, he began learning the fine art of hand stripping, a special technique used to style Terriers and other harsh-coated breeds from his mentor, Nancy Secrist of Seneca Airedales. After high school, he later went on to apprentice with two of the top Terrier professional handlers and a Poodle handler to develop his styling skills.
In 1992, Scott started a very successful pet styling contest ring career and his winning began to take off. His most prestigious wins include Best Pet Stylist in Show at the U.S. Pet Pro Classic twice and the coveted Intergroom International Groomer of the Year award. Scott has had a successful international judging and speaking tour having traveled to England, Italy, Scotland, France, Argentina, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, and Canada. He has received several nominations of the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards, a grooming industry award for recognizing the top individuals, for 3 nominations for Judge of the Year, Groomer of the Year, and The Congeniality Award. Scott Wasserman qualified for Groom Team in 1998 and 1999.
Scott is a Certifier and Consultant for the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists, one of the toughest and most in-depth pet styling certification organizations in the world.
His love of dogs has continued in the AKC show ring having groomed and/or shown several breeds through their championships including Airedale Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers, Cairns, Kerry Blue Terriers, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, Portuguese Water Dogs, Giant Schnauzers, Bedlington Terriers, Poodles, French Bulldogs, Newfoundlands, Boxers, Basset Hounds, Dobermans, Bull Terriers, Yorkies, Bichon Frise and Miniature Pinschers