Maryanne Stokes (0)

Passionate Professional Proficient
Spotlight Registered: 11 August 2020
Booking Line: 07894260815
The Groomery

Dorchester Dorset

About me


My name is Maryanne Stokes but known as Maz.

I have been grooming dogs for many years on and off but really had to learn quickly when I bought my first Bichon Frise Daisy in 2015, after a long and demanding career in Sales & Marketing I decided that it was time for a change….I enrolled on the City and Guilds L2 Dog Groomers Assistant course at a local Dog Grooming Training Academy this is when my ambition grew! I absolutely loved the training experience and learning to groom from the bottom upwards I passed the exam ….my ambition was to groom from this level but! after watching the level of grooms produced by the qualified groomers in the training Academy I knew that I wasn’t good enough nor did I have the correct level of confidence to groom professionally ….I immediately enrolled on City & Guilds L3 the rest as they say is history I qualified with a Merit in November 2019 and opened my Dog Grooming Salon The Groomery in October 2019. I am now looking to enrol for my Higher Diploma.

My training and coaching was achieved at the prestigious KD Grooming Studio Wincanton

I have been connected to dogs all my life, I bought my first pedigree dog at the age of 20, Lottie who was a Golden Retriever and she introduced me to the show ring, I owned and showed Goldens for about 10 years having good success in the show ring at Open and Championship level. I bought my first Bichon in 2015 – Daisy – my love for the show scene was reignited! Daisy is my foundation bitch and produced my first home bred Bichon Purdy, I also own her Father Teddy Baxter, I own 3 and ½ Bichon Frise, Daisy, Teddy Baxter, Purdy and Molly ( Bichon x Mini Schnauzer)

My kennel Affix is Anneymar which I have held since 1991

The Groomery is nestled in the beautiful rural Dorset countryside 5 miles from the beach you can find us inbetween Owemoinge and Winfrith Newburgh. We groom on a one to one basis and have a purpose built dog grooming salon, we groom all shapes and sizes & manage all temperaments. We are a full service salon and offer all of the services you would expect, Bath and Dry, Full Groom, Nail Clipping, Face trims and hand stripping, as well as monthly maintenance packages for all breeds. Puppy packages are available, we offer a free groom on all puppies up to the age of 20 weeks. Under the banner of The Groomery we also offer small animal pregnancy diagnosis (scanning) and microchipping on most domestic animals.

When I am not grooming, showing, or researching dogs I enjoy my family and garden as well as walking and enjoying the beautiful Jurassic coastline

For more details and availability please contact us either by calling, texting or emailing us … we look forward to meeting you soon


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