August News Letter


  • Big News
  • Papamoa Showdogs
  • Auckland competition









The Chihuahua is a saucy little hot tamale and not just because of his association with a certain fast-food Mexican restaurant. He’s renowned for being the world’s smallest dog, but he may well have the world’s biggest personality stashed inside that tiny body. That larger-than-life persona makes him appealing to men and women alike.


Fun loving and busy, Chihuahuas like nothing better than to be close to their people. They follow them everywhere in the house and ride along in tote bags when their people run errands or go shopping. It’s not unusual for Chihuahuas to form a close bond with a single person, and they can become very demanding if they’re overindulged.


Besides being affectionate housemates, Chihuahuas are intelligent and fast learners. They can compete in agility and obedience trials with just as much enthusiasm and success as larger dogs. That said, they’re willful little dogs. You’ll be most successful if you can persuade them that competing — or simply doing as you ask — is fun. Use positive reinforcement in the form of praise and food rewards when training your Chihuahua. He won’t respond to harsh treatment.


Chihuahuas are not recommended for homes with children under the age of eight, simply because of the chance of injury by a young child. Regardless of your family situation, it’s important to remember to socialize your Chihuahua to children, adults, and other animals. Chihuahuas are mistrustful of strangers, which makes them good watchdogs, but they need to learn to meet people in a friendly manner.

The Chihuahua’s personality and unique size make him a wonderful go-everywhere companion. People who live with Chihuahuas become devoted to them, and many say that once you share your life with one, there will be no other dog breed for you.






Hi guys!


Well Spring has arrived!  We have had a very busy winter here at Showdogs with the number of dogs in the grooming room the same as summer; it actually almost feels like summer.

Day care dogs have been kept really busy getting lots of walks and playing all day under the expert guidance of Luiz our Dog Trainer and Dog Behaviour specialist. Luiz will be away travelling for 6 weeks soon so to keep the Day Care safe and comfortable we are now insisting on taking bookings for the dogs.
    If you are not booked for dog day care, please make sure you get your spot as some of the days are already fully booked.
    Showdogs Big News


    As some of you already know Tatiana has been really busy with the kids for the last 12 months, so she is very pleased that she is passing on Showdogs  Administration to Kim Wilkinson.  Kim is a big animal lover with a passion for horses and dogs and when her daughter Aimee started working as a dog groomer at Show Dogs, Kim was amazed by the grooming industry and now she is part of Show Dogs family.  Kim will be striving to improve our services for our valuable clients, and will also take Showdogs forwards to its next Venture with the addition of a Dog Grooming School that will be opening soon as well as an improved ShowDogs in Papamoa.
     Showdogs philosophy and values will always be the same and we wish to assure you all that you and your dog will always have the best service and experience.  With these additional changes we aim to improve and grow stronger client relationships.
    Showdogs is very grateful to have a great team of 10 animal lovers and the best groomers with Bruna and Jozi, both Senior groomers and Salon Managers who have worked for us for nearly 5 years.  New to the team in the grooming room is Adriana who has 7 years experienced in the grooming Industry.
    Tatiana would like to thank all of her wonderful clients for their ongoing support over the years. Showdogs is very grateful to have so many loyal and valuable clients.
    Tatiana is still available for grooming and she will be supporting Show Dogs in its new venture.
    Showdogs Papamoa
    As of the 29th of August 2016 Showdogs will no longer be operating in the Box Park Markets on Domain Road. We are currently looking for a more suitable space with bigger and better facilities. We will be back up and running shortly and of course will keep you all updated with the new location details. Please enquire within regarding pick ups and drop offs if you’re unable to make it to the Mount ShowDogs. Thanks, watch this space!
    Auckland Grooming Competition
    In July we had all of our team competing in Auckland and Showdogs Team did really well.  Our Show Dogs trained novice groomer Aimee competed for the first time and won second place in her category bronze and Bruna won second place in both dogs of her categories silver. Thank you to all the clients who allowed us to use their pooch as a model.
Aimee and Rich
Bruna and Charlie
    Bruna now is one step off joining the elite team of Master groomers as she passed her third exam with just one more to go.
 International Professional Dog Groomers       (IPG)
    At Showdogs we are always striving for the best, so we are bringing Nicky Redwood  from Australia so the girls can get their international certificate.
    Yes that’s right!  Bruna , Jozi, Tatiana and Aimee will be doing lots of study over the next few months and we are hoping to be the first ones In New Zealand with the International Salon recognition . We will keep you up to date with the news.

Bruna now is one step off joining the elite team of Master groomers as she passed her third exam with just one more to go.

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