About Us

The Beginning

Top Trimz Dog Grooming was established in 2004, after many years of preparing dogs for high-level competition.

Our main breed is West Highland White Terriers, which we have shown for 28 years and have been one of the top breeders in the UK on 6 separate occasions. The highlight was winning Best in Show at Crufts in 2016 with our homebred champion Burneze Geordie Girl.
 Top Trimz was the first grooming business in County Durham to achieve the new Quality Assurance Standard for Groomers. Designed to help cat and dog owners find a reputable groomer.

The Quality Assurance Standard was launched by the Pet Industry Federation in 2013 in association with Dogs Trust and the PDSA, and groomers have to pass a rigorous inspection and testing process.

This is to ensure their knowledge, health and safety procedures, business practices, and animal welfare policies are up to scratch. Participating businesses are also given a star rating, which is based on the qualifications and experience of the staff.

Marie & J K Rowling

Marie Burns

Marie has completed the Level 3 Professional Advanced Certificate and is one of approximately 28 groomers in the UK to have achieved the British dog groomers higher diploma. As well as that, Marie holds the level 3 award in preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector & is a qualified assessor.

 She is more famously known for winning Best in the Show at Crufts in 2016, with her West Highland White Terrier Devon.

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