I was lucky 🍀 to spend the day with Jacky and her crew one very busy Friday, when I did a one-on-one training session on the grooming technique Stripping. From the start Jacky gave me a warm welcome and was very open about everything in her business and the world of breeding Westies and stripping terriers. A lovely lady, Jacky is passionate about how this craft needs to be maintained and upheld properly to ensure Terriers’ coats remain as they were bred to. I was fortunate to experience the difference between a Westie, Border and Irish ☘️ coat - the Irish being my little girl of 7 months - Riley. She was on the table for nearly 3 hours with a break in the middle and she was never stressed in the slightest and actually had a interesting day, meeting the other dogs and getting a noseful of wonderful smells amongst the hustle and bustle of the studio and kennels. Understanding the principles and working alongside Jacky on the dogs was a fabulous introduction into this skill and knowing how to get the coat looking it’s best. I also learn about the health benefits and many other tips. During the day there was a constant stream of Customers bringing their pups for grooming - all dogs were happy and relaxed and as a dog owner this was a joy a see. The team themselves were lovely ladies. Thank you again Jacky for a great day x
In May 2019, Dawn C said:
My dogs love coming here.They are very well looked after.Wouldn't go anywhere else
My 8 year old Manchester Terrier is a very nervous girl in new environments, but she quickly settled at Ashgate when she realised they had her favourite biscuits and her blankets from home. Nothing was too much trouble and she was happy to return on her second visit. Would recommend them to any of my friends with dogs.
We recently bought our Westie Pup Florrie from Ashgate. I've wanted a puppy from this kennel for a long time and when the time came to add to our Westie family ( we have a Westie boy called Archie who is 11) it seemed a natural thing to have one from Ashgate. Now Florrie is 7 months old we are using Ashgate to board her whilst we are away. I cannot recommend the kennels more highly. The level of care and commitment to looking after her in our absence gave us peace of mind and it helped that Florrie knew Ashgate having her sisters there. Her first groom went well and she looks very smart. Will be back soon and plan to board Archie there too in the future.Thank you Ashgate for all your love and care. Helen Linthorne
I have a two year old border terrier, who is a bit of a handful, to say the least. He was nervous of groomers before I tried Ashgate. Jackie, Jordan and the family, listened to my description of his behaviour. I drove away and worried about them all. When I returned he was described as ‘a true gentleman ‘ he had a lovely blue bow tie on his collar, which he proudly wore for the next 48 hours. The hand stripping made him look good enough to enter any competition. He will never be taken anywhere else. Thank you team Ashgate. He has since tried the kennels, first for a trial night, and then for a prolonged stay, again the owners follow my instructions for feeding and look after him so well. He comes home tired, exhausted but not stressed at all. Lovely to have a business like this near to us.
Jacky and her team at Ashgate Grooming & Kennels are the absolute BEST for professional terrier stripping and we have used their services for over a year for grooming our two Border Terriers. The dogs love going there and always come home looking like show dogs.
When Jacky told me Ashgate were going to provide kennelling services too I was over the moon. We travel quite a bit and sometimes require day care and regular two week stays for the dogs. As young terriers they are quite a handful and we can’t trust home boarding for them so we have always used larger local kennels to varying degrees of success.
The dogs had a trial day/night visit at Ashgate first and everything went great. The kennels are lovely and comfortable, exceptionally well run and there are enclosed paddocks for exercise. They’ll even send pictures and updates while you’re away if you want! It went so well we booked longer stays immediately. We’ve just picked them up after their first two week stay and they are SO HAPPY. Thank you Jacky, Mark, Jordan and the rest of the team for caring for our two terrorists so wonderfully well. They are tired but so content, we’ve never seen them come out of any kennels so chilled. I hesitated to write this review as it will now let everyone else know! Thank goodness we book travel two years in advance as I’m sure they will shortly be fully booked all the time! Great place for dogs!
Accredited Hand Stripping Qualification Day 04/10/2020
This brand new hand stripping qualification is a great accolade for anyone looking to prove their skills in handstripping and receive a formal certification from a National Awarding Organisation.