About JR

JR Alcantara CMG is the owner of The Dog Groomer and has been in the industry over 30 years.

JR Alcantara CMG (Certified Master Groomer) is the owner of The Dog Groomer and has been in the industry for over 30 years.

JR moved to New Zealand in 2012 from Los Angeles where he had a passionate life in the world of dogs. In the States, JR was an All Breed Professional Handler and Kennel owner. At the kennel, he offered Boarding, Training/Behaviour modification and Grooming. As a professional Handler, he travelled the country and world caring for, grooming, showing and training customers pets to become Champions. His knowledge in nutrition, coat care and conditioning has made him have a successful career. JR is a breeder of German Shepherds, Bouviers des Flandres and Lakeland Terriers.

With this background, JR has continued to offer and share his knowledge by providing educational workshops and seminars.
Since moving to New Zealand JR has continued to show dogs with his partner and have won over 40 best in shows with their dogs. JR often Says “ The show/competition is the test to where the quality of your skills is.”

JR obtained his New Zealand Certified Master Groomer Title shortly after he moved here and is a member of the New Zealand Groom Team.

While competing for the NZ Groom Team JR has won Gold medals, Runner up in Contest, Silver, Bronze and many first places wins.

With his experience and passion for animals, he can offer your pets award-winning grooms.

Here at The Dog Groomer, we offer a cage-free environment for those dogs who enjoy being social. We want dogs to have a great experience while being groomed and there time away from home.

We want to offer an information service that suits your needs.

If you have a young dog that has a coat type that will require grooming, I encourage you to drop the dog in for socializing visits. Your dog needs to learn positive behaviours while at the groomers. I am more than happy to spend a little extra time to make your dog enjoy the time spent with us. Just a few minutes around us and equipment helps condition your pet to a positive experience.