One of my favorite channels, the Animal Channel, is premiering a new show April 12th. Groomer Has It will feature 12 groomers competing as they live together in an LA house.
This show will either be fascinating or a total trainwreck. Maybe I’m creatively challenged but the idea of dueling groomers scares me more than it entices me.
I think back to the similar human-focused reality shows and I’m very afraid for the dogs. I mean, be honest, haven’t you watched Project Runway with disbelief when the models walk down the runway bedecked in Hershey’s kisses’ bags? And what about the haircuts and hairstyles on these shows? So what are these competing groomers going to do to these Poodles and other dogs? Please say that they’ll keep the cuts on the up and up and not try to get too artsy. Of course, coats will grow back but does anyone really want to live with a post-modern dog cut?
I’ve got my paws crossed that the show barks on a high note!
Thanks to the Sit, Stay, Speak Blog for putting me onto this show.
Here’s some information about “Groomer Has It:”
GROOMER HAS IT sniffs out 12 of America’s most devout dog groomers to compete against each other in a test of desire, creativity and affinity for animals as they shave, shear and shampoo their way through a series of challenges that will crown only one as “Groomer of the Year.” The contestants will be put through their paces to see who can turn the shaggiest pooch into a beautiful, prancing pup beginning Saturday, April 12, at 9 PM (ET/PT).
These self-proclaimed best groomers will live together in a swanky Los Angeles loft, the “Dog House;” work elbow-to-elbow in one salon; and face grooming challenges that range from styling pups for their runway debut to grooming some of the most exotic dog breeds to making adoptable pups look their fetchingly best for new homes.
After each challenge, host Jai Rodriguez and our outspoken panel of judges, including esteemed veterinarian Dr. Karen Halligan, champion dog handler Xavier Santiago and leading U.S. grooming expert Joey Villani will decide which contestant does not make the cut.
The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $50,000, a mobile grooming salon from Wag’n Tails Mobile Grooming and the title of “Groomer of the Year” – three prizes totaling $125,000 that could jump-start the groomer’s career and change their lives.
Each of these groomers thinks he/she has what it takes to be top dog in this competition, but in reality, only one GROOMER HAS IT.