The second year of The Pup Cup Dog Grooming Competition & Expo was held on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd September 2018. 

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

With 36 Competitors and 76 doggie entries travelling from as far as Northern QLD and Southern NSW, the Pup Cup was a success!

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


Clipper Only Challenge

Purebred Scissor


Salon Freestyle

Asian Fusion



Model Dog


The 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  - Jane Boehm from Mapleton, Queensland. Jane placed with a standard poodle in a modified breed trim from the Salon Freestyle class. 

 *Best in Show winner went to Alicia Bunch from Sydney, New South Wales. Alicia placed with a West Highland Terrier in breed trim from the Terrier class. 

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 2018 sponsors:

Woofer Wares

Petway Petcare

B&R Clipper Blade Sharpening

Oster (Botany Bay Imports)

Frankie & Emmett

International Grooming Company (IGC)


Glamour by Coralie

Touch of Pawfection (TOP)

Woof the Original Dog Grooming

GroomersBox Australia

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 and Perth.

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