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Altamonte Springs’ Lindsey Dicken Named American Dog Groomer of the Year at Industry Show

National Certified Professional Groomer Receives Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Award, Pet Industry’s Version of an Oscar

LAS VEGAS, NV – (For Immediate Release) – The competitive dog grooming industry’s best and brightest recently gathered at the SuperZoo pet retailer trade show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the annual presentation of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, the industry’s version of the Oscars. Altamonte Springs, Florida’s own Lindsey Dicken, from Fetching Canine of Longwood, was presented the American Groomer of the Year Award for the third consecutive year.

A National Certified Professional Groomer, Lindsey has been grooming for 9 years and is best known for her exceptional work in grooming Bichon Frises. In 2013, she opened her own shop in Longwood called Fetching Canine. She was the #1 ranked groomer in the United States in 2013, when she traveled to Barcelona, Spain with Groom Team USA, helping the team to bring home the gold medal in last year’s World Team Grooming Championship. Lindsey’s other grooming awards include World Champion Poodle Groomer, Intergroom’s American Groomer of the Year and the 2014 Andis Groomer of the Year. She is also a past winner for the Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of the Year award and Competitive Groomer of the Year award.

“Lindsey’s talent and professionalism are outstanding and she is a true asset to the professional grooming industry, “said Barbara Denzer, Vice President of Cardinal Pet Care, a major manufacturer of pet products and sponsor of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards. “We are thrilled to present her with the American Groomer of the Year Award, and we congratulate her.”

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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For more information, visit the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards website at More information is also available on the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards social media pages.

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