7787 Oswego Rd.
Liverpool, NY 13090
Heads and Tails Professional
Dog Grooming, Inc.
Diane Betelak is a Nationally Certified Master groomer and a Certifier for National Dog Groomers of America. She has owned Heads and Tails Professional Dog Grooming, Inc. in Liverpool, NY since 1982.
Diane groomed competitively in the U.S. and abroad and has multiple "Best in Shows" and "Best All-Around Groomer" wins as well as multiple placements at prestigious competitions. She is now a certified IJA and USA Competitive Grooming Judge and has judged at some of the most prestigious shows in the country. She won the prestigious Crystal Award for "Competitive Grooming Judge of the Year" in 2010. Diane is a member of "Groom Team USA". She qualified in 1996 as the number one competing groomer in the United States and went to Milan, Italy to compete in the World Championship Team Competitions. Diane won a Gold medal in the poodle class and went on to win "Best in Show" which helped the U.S. Team collect enough points to win the Team Trophy. After sitting on the Board of Directors from 2002 - 2004 she held the position of secretary until the end of 2007.She was also the winner of the Cardinal Crystal Achievement Award for "American Groomer of the Year" in 1997 and nominated as “Groomer of the Century” in 2000. The Crystal Awards are the grooming industries "Oscars" and are now presented every Sept. at SuperZoo in Las Vegas, NV.
Diane has shown Standard Poodles in conformation and obedience since 1987. She has finished her own dogs to their Championships in America and in Canada as well as multiple obedience titles, including multiple “High in Trials”. She is now actively involved in the sport of Agility, has titled her Standard poodles, Sid and Rickie Boa.
Diane is a National Grooming Consultant for The Andis Company. She attends trade shows and seminars to promote their products. They are manufacturers of small and large animal clippers and blades.
She also does demonstrations, speaks and judges at grooming shows throughout the country and offers private consultation for conformation and competitive grooming.