The Pup Cup Dog Grooming Competition & Expo was first held on the weekend of the 15th and 16th July 2017.

It took place at The Exhibition Hall - Coffs Harbour Showground. 123 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 AUSTRALIA

With a keen interest from local, interstate and international groomers the Pup Cup was a success!

With 36 Competitors and 55 doggie entries travelling from as far as Hervey Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Singapore. 

Appointed judges, internationally recognised Tamara James (TAS) and Vanessa Parsons (QLD) were delighted and amazed with the talent displayed across the six styling categories:



Purebred Scissor

Salon Mix

Terrier & more


The imagination and skill set displayed of the groomer’s left Coffs Harbour with it’s mouth open in awe! 

We congratulate:

 *Runner Up Best in Show Winner  - Tash Finch from Brisbane, she placed with a gorgeous Kerry Blue Terrier.

    *Best in Show winner went to Melbourne's Melanie Newman. Melanie placed with a stunning poodle groom. 

All competitors showed true passion, love for their dogs and wonderful sportsmanship.

Thank you for all your efforts.

A very big thank you to the 2017 sponsors:





The businesses above each played a large role in the Pup Cup's success, not only generously giving their time and prizes towards the event, but their support to all groomers. 

The Expo delivered quality service and products to the public and animal professionals seeking retail relief and information.

We were joined by a great variety of businesses from Coffs Harbour, Sydney, Brisbane, Tweed Heads and Melbourne.