The Grooming Guru: Unlock the secrets of grooming

About Us

The Grooming Guru is owned by Cassandra and Raul de la Rosa, successful breeders and exhibitors of Lhasa Apsos under the Suntory prefix for over 40 years. We are American Lhasa Apso Club Breeders of Merit and have bred 80 AKC champions, including regional and national specialty winners, group winners, and international best-in-show champions. Our dogs regularly place in the top ten. This year, our owner-handled GCH Bodnath Jigme, currently is #1 Lhasa Apso All-Breed. We also have owned Pekingese, Shiba Inu and a top-ten Japanese Chin.

We are committed owner-handlers, so perfecting our grooming and presentation skills is essential to highlighting the quality of the dogs we breed. Our philosophy always has favored a natural approach--enhance the dog's qualities and let quality sell itself. We take this same approach to The Grooming Guru by bringing An Animal House and A Magical Touch products to dog show enthusiasts and pet owners who want the best for their hairy friends.

An Animal House and A Magical Touch grooming products are used by many top breeders, professional handlers and successful owner-handlers in the country, along with numerous pet owners who want only the best for their cherished companions. We were attracted to these products because they do not contain harsh silicones, lanolin, propylene glycol, salts or bleach. While these additives might make the coat look good today, the long-term effects of build-up and chemical damage related to scratching, matting, and breakage cause more work and poorer results for the owner or handler.

We tried these products on our own dogs at our own cost before being willing to put our name behind their quality and effectiveness. Grooming is work, but you deserve products that work WITH you, yielding better results for the same effort.

We are always happy to answer questions about our products or about grooming issues in general. Simply contact us!

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