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Paws for Elegance is run by Steph Dingley who has worked with dogs since she was 16 years old.


First starting in kennels where she learnt about handling all types of breeds with all kinds of temperments. Then in 2008 decided to adapt her love of dogs to grooming, especially having two Rough collies of her own.


Always striving for excellence in her work Steph regulary attends seminars and workshops to keep up to date with the new breed styles.


Steph entered her first competition at Premier Groom in August 2014 where she competed against the highest standard of dog groomers.  In April she competed at Mastergroom and placed 3rd with a scissored bichon frise.

                                                                      Steph has started on the path to being a master groomer, the                                                                           highest qualification there is. Her first practical exam she                                                                                 recieved a Distinction for her scissor work. 



  • BTEC National Diploma Animal Management        Distinction




  • City & Guilds Level 2 - Dog grooming

  • City & Guilds Level 3 - Dog grooming
  • City & Guilds professional dog stylist
  • Higher Diploma Module 1 - Distinction

Steph has recently started educating fellow groomers by doing grooming seminars at pet events.

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