Diane

Betelak

IJA

Judge

Diane Betelak, NCMG has owned Heads and Tails Professional Dog Grooming, Inc. in Liverpool, NY since 1982.

She has owned Heads and Tails Professional Dog Grooming, Inc. in Liverpool, NY since 1982. Diane groomed competitively in the U.S. and abroad and has multiple "Best in Shows" and "Best All-Around Groomer" wins as well as multiple placements at prestigious competitions. She qualified for the “GroomTeam USA” traveling team in 1996 and went to Milan, Italy where she won “Best in Show” with her Standard Poodle which helped the USA team to win the Gold. Officially retired from active competition Diane is an International Grooming Consultant for The Andis Company. She attends trade shows and seminars to promote their products. They are manufacturers of small and large animal clippers and blades. She has been a speaker and has judged all major grooming shows throughout the United States and Canada. Diane is also a certifier for N.D.G.A.A. Diane was the recipient of the Cardinal Crystal Award for American Groomer of the Year in 1997 and Crystal Award for Grooming competition Judge of the Year in 2011.

Diane has shown Standard Poodles in conformation and obedience since 1987. She has finished her own dogs to their Championships in The United States and in Canada as well as multiple obedience titles, including multiple “High in Trials”. She is now actively involved in the sport of Agility with her current poodles Sid and Rickie Boa.

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