Duxford has been providing dog grooming services to the Southern Highlands since 1987.
With Douglas Sidebottom, International Dog Judge at the helm, you can be assured of top notch grooming, an expert ability at dog handling and a fine finish to the grooming and presentation of your pet.
Since starting his business in Berrima in 1987, Doug has been clipping, grooming and caring for dogs from his Moss Vale salon at the same location for many years.
Being the third generation of his family to breed Shih Tzu and Whippets, Doug had for many years his own Shih Tzu breeding program, with notable champions such as NZ Australasian Puppy of the Year 2009, Is Vanity a Sin and is a Lifetime member of the NSW Shih Tzu Club.
Always sought after on the International and Australian judging circuit, Doug has judged at many international and specialty shows in Finland, Singapore, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and New Zealand.
Taking up an opportunity in 2010 to further enhance his skills and ongoing education on an international level, Doug lived in Brazil for two and a half years.
Latin dog life was a busy round of activity for this well respected judge and breeder:
- Showing dogs in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay for other owners
- Leading his own dog Artemis to achieving winning status as the Brazilian Grand Champion, Pan American Champion, Uruguay Champion and Argentinian Champion.
- Providing international perspective and advice to dog breeders regarding quality of the dogs and their potential for show purposes
- Grooming skills
- Continuing his studies
With his feet firmly planted in Moss Vale again, Doug is enjoying being home in the Southern Highlands, providing excellent service and is undergoing studies for his All Breeds Judge qualificiations.