Sally Hawks, one of the original team of IJA Judges, is an industry icon who has achieved many first and only awards in the pet grooming industry. She is the first to win the Model Dog Competition in Las Vegas, the only individual to date who has won the Oster Invitational two times and the longest running certifier for the National Dog Groomers Association.
Sally has taken numerous gold, silver and bronze medals at Intergroom with a BIS in 2007 with a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. She was a Groom Team USA member in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2007 and was recognized and presented with the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award in 1998 for Grooming Competition Judge of the Year.
She is currently the grooming consultant for Les Poochs and a top breeder of Sealyham Terriers in the United States and abroad.
She is the best of the best when it comes to conducting hands on seminars and sharing her knowledge and has traveled the world including 2 trips to Thailand to teach professional show dog owners and handlers how to properly groom and style their breeds to achieve ultimate results at show time.