Julia Kelly of Chateau de Chiens is on site in our grooming salon.  Please contact her directly for any grooming inquiries.

Julia Kelly was born in England but moved to Australia in 1977.  She has always been surrounded by dogs, her earliest memory was of a German Shepherd named Sheba.  

Julia formalized her love for grooming at the WA Grooming Academy and then went on to participate in as many workshops as she could get to.  Including, but not limited to:

  • Asian Fusion – Pammie Carmichael-Hogg (UK)

  • Asian Fusion – May Wong  (NSW)

  • Asian Fusion – Valerie Khoo (Malaysia)

  • Poodle Grooming – Jacki Ainsworth (WA)

  • Poodle Grooming – Mellissa Bouffant (WA)

During lockdown, Julia has participated in Virtual Grooming Competitions including:

  • MasterGroom UK 2020

  • MasterGroom Canada 2021

  • Maryland Grooming Comp 2021

As a Complementary Therapist, Julia is passionate about finding ways to work around physical and emotional states that interfere with a dog experiencing an enjoyable grooming experience.

In 2020 Julia became a certified student of IMDT (International Modern Dog Trainers) and completed both the Perfect Puppy and Fear Free Grooming courses.

Julia now comes to New Zealand for a fresh start close to her extended family and friends.