Pride and groom!

PUBLISHED: 10:09 14 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:23 02 June 2010

Home sweet home for Fenland’s best groomed mastiffs. Val Reeve (right) and Sharon Clarke show how it’s done.

Home sweet home for Fenland's best groomed mastiffs. Val Reeve (right) and Sharon Clarke show how it's done.

SHARON Clarke s pet grooming techniques held the key to a best of breed contest at Crufts - she bathed and groomed the winning dog. In fact the Murrow woman groomed seven mastiffs for the show, including two of her own, and they all picked up prizes. A ma

SHARON Clarke's pet grooming techniques held the key to a best of breed contest at Crufts - she bathed and groomed the winning dog.

In fact the Murrow woman groomed seven mastiffs for the show, including two of her own, and they all picked up prizes.

A mastiff, called Womble, owned by Sharon's friend Emma Herring, was groomed by Sharon and won the best of breed award.

Sharon, who runs Groomingtayles from her home in Cant's Drove, picked up fourth in the open bitch class with her six-year-old bitch called Sunny.

She also took third in the limit bitch class with her yearling Wombelina, bred from Sunny and Womble.

One of Wombelina's brothers, called

Humbug, part-owned by Sharon together with Mrs Herring, was fifth in the limit dog class and another dog, called Bear,

part-owned by Mrs Herring, won the veteran bitch class.

Sharon said: "I also groomed two mastiffs owned by a man from Royston and they won the limit dog and bitch classes.

Their owner gave me a kiss afterwards and said it was down to me grooming them before the show."

Sharon started Groomingtayles, for dogs and cats, about six months ago by converting her garage into a salon.

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