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Altamonte Springs’ Lindsey Dicken Wins National Grooming Award

National Certified Professional Groomer Receives Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award, Pet Industry’s Version of an Oscar, Second Year in a Row

LAS VEGAS The best of the best in the competitive dog grooming industry recently competed at the 27th Annual Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for the industry’s version of the Oscars. Local Altamonte Springs, Florida resident Lindsey Dicken from Fetching Canine of Longwood was the winner of the American Groomer of the Year Award for the second year in a row.

Dicken, a National Certified Professional Groomer, has been grooming for 10 years and is renowned for her craft of grooming Bichon Frises. She founded her own shop in Longwood called Fetching Canine and has won many distinguished awards. In 2009 she was ranked the #1 groomer in America during her time with Groom Team USA in Germany, where she helped her teammates win the gold medal during the World Team Grooming Championship. Dicken’s other awards include World Champion Poodle Groomer, Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year, Barkleigh Honor’s Groomer of the Year, the Lynn Carver Memorial Award for Best All Around pet Stylist in 2008 and 2010, last year’s Competitive Groomer of the Year Award at the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards.

“Lindsey has shown us some remarkable work over the past couple years and is a noteworthy groomer in the industry,” said Barbara Denver, Vice President of Marketing for Cardinal Pet care, a major manufacturer of pet products and sponsor of the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Awards. “We are excited to give her this honorable award and hope to see more of her in the future”.

The Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards were founded in 1988 by Cardinal Pet Care President and CEO Tony de Vos and Shirlee Kalstone, then owner of the International Intergroom trade show for competitive grooming, for the purpose of establishing standards of grooming excellence and recognizing professional skills in the competitive grooming industry. Since the beginning, the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards have been considered one of the highest honors in the pet grooming industry, annually presenting awards for outstanding achievement in several different grooming categories. A complete description of the criteria for the awards can be found at

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