My journey at the dog show world started when I was the age of sixteen working at the world famous terrier breeder, Victor Malzoni Jr, of the Hampton Court kennel located on Itatiba - SP- BR where I worked for two years as a groomer assistant and could learn a lot about handstripping and handling. Having the international all breed judge Mario Duarte as my mentor I had the opportunity on having grooming classes with the world famous terrier handler Gabriel Rangel, the wire fox terrier breeder and handler Santiago Pinto and others.
The experience and the networking on the Hampton Court opened a lot of opportunities n my grooming career and I could work and learn with different well-known breeders like
Leandro Levendosk (Bichon Frisés, Poms, Shih-Tzus and Cavaliers - LeVendosk Kennel),
Andrea Macedo (Yorkshire Terrier and Biewer Terrier- Luna Piena Kennel),
Paloma Pegorer (Chinese Cresteds, Brussels Griffons and Pulis - Lapinus kennel),
Gloria Fernandez (Poodles and Golden Retriever - Gladiators Kennel)
Roberta Moretto (Lhasa Apsos - Rmoretto Cane Kennel)
Mario Duarte (Scottish Terrier - Dynasty Kennel)
Sharon Stevens (Poodle Toy - Poodle Standard and Chinese Crested - Sharbelle Kennel)
Vitor Lopes Cavasin (Poodle Toy - Cuna del Renascimento Kennel)
On the year of 2015 the breeder Leandro Levendosk introduced me to the world famous Paul Flores and Tray Pittman (Paray Kennel - Bichon Frisés and Shetland Shepherds) who invited me to come to The U.S. as an apprentice to learn and study dog structure, handling and grooming on a higher level of understanding movement dynamic.
July of 2017 I moved down to the San Diego area and started to work with the AKC Judges Sharon and Ray Stevens of the Sharbelle Kennel - Poodles and Cresteds where I can apply my knowledge and develop my handling and show grooming skills everyday
On December of 2017 I took a trip all the way to Colombia for a week of grooming classes with the amazing top handler, dog groomer Vitor Leonardo Lopes Cavasin also owner of the internationally renowned Poodle toy Kennel Cuna del Renascimento.
Check out some pictures below of shows in Brazil and United States:
me and the bichon frise Scandal 2nd place 6-9 class
Renata Drumond handler and Breeder owner of the drumond hills Kennel
Chinese crested handling santa Barbara by the dog groomer Gabriel Feitosa san diego