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Preparing a Persian Cat for the Show Ring (Part 4 of 4-Part Series: Finish Grooming)

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Video DescriptionAbout Danelle German


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Danelle German is passionate about achieving extraordinary results when grooming felines.

When she got her first cat years ago, it was a Persian. A well-bred Persian. Being competitive by nature, Danelle entered the world of cat shows in the late 90’s. During her show career, she produced and showed many National and Regional Award Winning Persians. She retired from showing to focus on her feline-exclusive businesses.

Danelle is a true pioneer in the field of feline grooming. She speaks on all topics related to cat grooming and behavior. Her popular cat seminars can be found at grooming trade shows in the United States and abroad. In addition, she regularly conducts hands-on workshops around the globe.

Danelle feels this point is important. If she is going to be teaching show standard grooming on felines around the world, she must measure up to those standards herself. She has come out of “cat show” retirement three time since 2005. Being competitive ensures she stays current to the latest trends, tools, and techniques in her field.

In this video, Danelle works with her latest Persian, “Trazarra I’ve Been Traveling” or “Ivy.” This adorable kitten will become the latest working cat within Danelle’s feline businesses. Ivy comes all the way from Wendy Mieglitz of Trazarra Cattery from Victoria, Australia.

In this lesson, she takes you through the key steps needed to prepare a cat for the show ring. The end result is a glorious coat. It floats around the body of this beautiful kitten.

With the proper tools and techniques, you will be able to get similar results. It could be a show cat or beloved family pet. The results can be similar. Danelle will show you the steps you need to take to get fabulous results on any full-coated feline.

In this video you will learn:

  • the critical factor when it comes to showing a or grooming any cat.
  • the “art” of bathing a cat.
  • what to use to clean ears and eyes on a cat.
  • the ultimate goal when drying a cat.
  • what you can use to minimize staticwhile not weighing the coat down.

Danelle German

Certifications: CFMG, CFCG

Danelle German, CFMG, CFCG, owned CFA’s Bara Cattery from 1999-2005. During that time, she produced and showed many National and Regional award-winning Persians, including CFA’s 3rd Best Cat in Premiership in 2005. In 2005, she retired from showing to focus on her feline-exclusive spa and resort, The Catty Shack, Ltd., formerly located in Simpsonville, SC.

Danelle is the founder of both the National Cat Groomers Institute and the world’s first feline-exclusive grooming school which was in Greenville, SC. She currently serves as President and Certifier/Instructor for the NCGI and is a member of Wahl’s Elite GroomTeam. Along with her husband, Michael, she is the inventor and patent holder of the Catty Shack Vac™ drying system and the inventor of Chubbs Bars shampoo for pets.

Danelle has authored the Ultimate Cat Groomer Encyclopedia, Cat Grooming Ain’t for Pussies, NCGIA Culture Books, and many articles for a variety of grooming publications. She is also the author of certification study guides for cat groomers. Danelle has appeared on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 and Must Love Cats and has been interviewed and filmed numerous times for Discovery Channel, local TV stations, Kittens USA and other media. She is the winner of the first Groomers Got Talent competition held at Groom Expo in 2009 and has won each creative dog grooming competition that she has been allowed to compete in with a cat.

Speaking regularly on all topics related to cat grooming and behavior, Danelle is a true pioneer in the field of feline grooming. Her lectures and training materials can be found around the world. In addition to speaking, Danelle has judged cat grooming competitions at various shows in both the US and Europe and has served as a judge for the Cat Writer’s Association.

Danelle German
National Cat Groomers Institute
Catty Shack Vac
Chubbs Bars


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