Judges & Educators

Emilia began competing in grooming in 1997, winning Best in Show in France, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. In addition, she has won many gold, silver and bronze medals in Europe and the USA, competing in Spaniel, Scissoring, Poodle and Hand Stripping categories.
She has also been a breeder since 1988 obtaining national and international beauty champions in the Siberian Husky, Kerry Blue Terrier, American Cocker Spaniel, Irish Soft Coated Terrier, Bichón Frisé, and Giant Poodle categories. She has been an international grooming judge and has given specialized commercial grooming lecture and training courses all over the world.

Ann Martin was certified as a Maste






Linda is an International Certified Master Groomer and President of International Professional Groomer, Inc. As a competitive groomer, Linda had many wins, including included Best in Show, Best All-Around Groomer, winning the Edemco ‘Total Groom Extravaganza’. After putting several obedience titles on her dogs, she worked as a professional handler, finishing and putting championship points on over 60 champions in over 20 breeds and 7 groups. Her grooming career began in 1973, and her current grooming salon and self-wash is in Salem, Oregon. As an educator and certifier for IPG, Linda travels all over the world certifying, giving workshops, and judging grooming contests, and introducing the exciting new Salon Details Certification.

Me inicie en el ambiente canofilo aproximadamente hace 40 años mi gran pasión por los perros me llevo a manejar y arreglarlos personalmente comenzando con la raza poodle en todas sus variedades criando poodle miniaturas negros d gran calidad ganando en México y en el extranjero con el afijo Ferguel.
Soy el manejador profesional con mas perros del año en la historia de la canofilia mexicana colocando a 6 ejemplares d diferentes razas como perro del año: afgano, cocker spaniel tipo americano, pomerania, pekines, poodle standar y kerry blue terrier.
Ademas d ser juez internacional d la FCM soy criador de las razas: ‘crestado chino,shit-tzu y kerri blue terrier.
Compitiendo a nivel Internacional con diferentes ejemplares y colocandolos siempre en los primeros lugares de exposición impartiendo clinicas d peluquería tanto de exposición como mascota y seminarios d manejo






Michael Zhang –  is a talented groomer & educator. In his competitive career he has won many national & international awards including Gold Medal Awards & Best in Show. He is a member of GroomTeam China. He is a FCI China examiner & becamethe _rst beauty committee member of FCI Chinese beautician club. Michael passed the teacher class beautician technical assessment certi_ed by FCI in Shanghai & is China´s _rst teacher level beautician of FCI. Michael established Shanghai Dingxin Grooming Training Center in 2008 & founded the Dingxin Kennel.

Poodle breeder , won China Poodle club exhibition BIS twice, won grooming Competition champion for many times in milan, Sydney, Sweden and other countries.first to get the master groomer license in China. Lectures and judge are held in more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, South America and North America almost Hundred times


Kenichi “Ken” Nagase is the owner of Bubbles Salon in Tokyo and the president of D.O.G. Inc. He studied grooming at a technical school in 1999 and after, he became a grooming instructor in his alma mater for 4 years. Ken has won Japan’s Best Cut and Freestyle category and he placed 2nd in Groom Expo’s Salon Freestyle class. He is best known for his unique Japanese “kawaii” style. He is always innovating styles (i.e. “French foot”) and developing original pet products. He has held grooming seminars all over the world. In addition, he has been featured in various grooming magazines and shows. His latest was a feature in a Netflix documentary.