The Classy Canine is the creation of Kayleigh Langdon, she has always been an animal lover and after years of pleading with her parents she finally got her wish of owning a dog. In 2005 Ozzie her best friend and bichon frise entered her life, this little bundle of fluff opened her eyes to the world of dog grooming and in the summer of 2008 she undertook her first practical dog grooming course while working in a local salon. Kayleigh discovered a natural grooming ability and learnt a great deal whilst dreaming of what she would do differently in order to make life more comfortable for the dogs if she was ever to open a salon.
When Kayleigh finished college she followed her lifelong dream of attending University where she undertook a degree in Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter achieving a BSc with honours in Animal Behaviour. After her degree Kayleigh went on to complete her Masters degree in Animal Biology and Welfare from the University of Essex. Kayleigh also achieved national recognition for her dissertation work on the welfare of pigs including speaking at the BSAS conference and having her work on animal welfare referenced by many organisations.
University was a great experience for Kayleigh it gave her a lot of confidence and understanding of animals but after years of paperwork she wanted to do something more hands on, in 2012 she joined White Bridge Boarding Kennels and worked her way to Assistant Manager in her first year. She had the opportunity to put all she had learnt at University into practice at the kennels and loved working hands on with the dogs. While she was at the kennels she kept up to date on grooming practices and had the opportunity to work with a range of breeds from chihuahuas to leonbergers! In 2012 Kayleigh also undertook a Diploma in Professional Pet Grooming to refine her grooming abilities before setting up her own salon.
Kayleigh specialises in quality grooming, keeping up to date on modern techniques and style you can be sure your dog is receiving one of the best grooming services available. Kayleigh aims to create a relaxed and enjoyable experience at the salon and it is her wish that your perfectly pampered pooch will look forward to visiting her at The Classy Canine time and time again! Even if it is just to pop in the door for a treat or two!
Kayleigh will make sure your dog gets the five star attention they deserve, by only taking a limited number of dogs each day she will ensure your dog receive a one to one personal grooming experience so she is able to give your dog the attention they deserve.