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About Me

About Me.

My late and lovely cocker spaniel Max helping me plan the year ahead in 2018

My name is Jacqui Turnbull. I currently live in Murieston, Livingston,  I’ve always loved animals and taking care of them is my passion. I’ve been providing professional Dog Home Boarding since 1998 and trained as a professional dog groomer in 2011. 
I was brought up in the country, on a farm in the Borders near Yetholm, Kelso. The Farm was situated in the Cheviot Hills in the Bowmont Valley where my father was a shepherd.  He was a shepherd his entire life, from boyhood up until he retired at the age of 65. He bred and trained Collie dogs for most of his career except the time he spent during the 2nd World War. He loved taking part in sheepdog trails and was successful at an International level. He was well known and respected for his ability with dogs.  People came from Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales to buy trained dogs and pups from him. He lived to the ripe old age of 97 and sadly passed away in Aug 2011.
I spent many days outdoors with my father and the animals on the farm as opposed to spending my time on the more expected lady-like pursuits. I had many pets and learned a lot from my mistakes and successes with them. I learned a lot from my father about dogs during my younger years.
I am now a fully trained City and Guilds Qualified, experienced dog groomer and have been boarding dogs professionally in my home for some 26 years since 1998,  I have owned three dogs of my own. Two show-type cockers and a Lahsa Apso. My late dog Max is pictured above and below.

Myself and my late cocker spaniel Max.
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