Crufts Award Winning, City & Guilds Qualified Professional Dog Groomers in Brantham, Suffolk


We offer a professional, friendly and affordable grooming service to cater for every type of dog, whether they are a pretty pedigree or a cute crossbreed.
Regular grooming is an important part of your dog's routine to maintain their health and well being.

Here are a few examples of packages we can offer, although all services can be altered to suit.

Full Groom

Skin & Coat Assessment
Hand Dry
Brush out
Nails trimmed
Spritz of doggy cologne

Our most popular package, suited to most adult dogs.
Wash & Brush

Hand Dry
Brush out
Nails trimmed
Spritz of doggy cologne

Great for any dog who just needs a freshen up in between full grooms


Puppy Pamper

Hand Dry
Brush out
Eyes Trimmed
Nails Trimmed
Spritz of doggy cologne

Puppies are welcome after all vaccinations are complete. Our main priority is to keep your puppy as happy and as stress free as possible. Your new puppy will benefit from new sights, sounds and smells of the grooming environment from an early age and become used to being handled.

Melon & Cucumber Facial
- £5.00 additional charge

Why not give your beloved pet a special treat?

A vegan friendly, hypoallergenic, luxury facial treatment which relaxes and soothes. It can also help to remove tear and/or beard stains. Only available with full groom or wash.

Ear cleanse
- £5.00 additional charge

Cleaning of ear leather & removal of wax build up using a gentle cleaner that is made with natural ingredients that are pH balanced. No nasty chemicals, instead packed with witch hazel, tea tree, aloe and soothing cucumber extract.

Pawdicure Nail Trim
- £8.00

Nail clipping, if needed is always included FREE with all grooms. However, you can book at any time to have this done on it's own while you wait.
(Please contact us for an appointment)


We use only high quality dog shampoos.
Our brand of choice produce an amazing range of natural grooming products which are dedicated to helping your tail-waggers coat remain strong and healthy.
Vegan friendly
, all products are proudly cruelty free and are tested on humans - never animals. Developed with no nasty chemicals, petrochemicals, parabens or alcohol.

(We are of course always happy to use your own shampoo or one prescribed from your vet if that is preferred)

To help with the oldies or any dog suffering from an injury or disability we exclusively use an ultra low electric hydraulic table meaning no dog has to be lifted and can step on/off at floor level. We also only use a specialist non slip canine bath with a side door opening and non slip ramp allowing for easy access.

Every breed of dog is most welcome here, there is something to suit them all. Please feel free to speak to us about your dog's individual needs and what would suit your and your dog's lifestyle. We are happy to deal with all ages, breeds and abilities.


Here at Starbarks we specialise in hand stripping. We own and groom the Italian Spinone for show and understand the more complex methods involved in achieving the correct coat presentation.
This method of grooming is carried out less and less in pet grooming salons as a result of time restrictions or a lack of good training. We frequently have dogs in to 'fix' who have been incorrectly stripped or even clipped without the owners consent by their previous groomer. Hand stripping is a specialist skill that is sadly being offered by some groomers who have no understanding of the techniques required. When this is the case it leads to a very uncomfortable experience for your pet and can often mean they are spending way longer than needs be at their groomers. For example, I have a Spinone client whose previous groomer took 7 hours on him whereas I take just under 2! If your groomer takes longer than 2-3 hours then that is a strong indication that you should look elsewhere.

Wire coats are hand stripped for three reasons; to maintain the harsh correct texture, to keep a rich colour and to maintain the dogs skin.
The technique for hand stripping involves pulling out the dead top coat using finger and thumb only to leave a more natural look than clipping. We do not cheat by using Coat Kings or Furminators like many other groomers do.
Dogs should be stripped every 6-16 weeks, depending on their coat.

To note: If we are hand stripping your dog we will not be bathing him/her. This is because of the risk of causing post-grooming furunculosis as stripping will open the pores. The dogs wellbeing is our main priority here so there will be no exceptions.

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These must be read & understood and all bookings are subject to them


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Payments are accepted by Cash Only
or by bank transfer at least 24 hours in advance (non-refundable)



Fleas and Ticks
If your dog is found to have either fleas or ticks during the grooming session you will be charged an additional £10 to cover the cost of treating the premises, the equipment and the expensive of cancelling & re-arranging the rest of the days clients.

If your dog is matted in any area of the coat, you will be charged an extra £10. However, we will only allow a maximum of 30 minutes de-matting time before we feel that it becomes unnecessarily cruel to continue and then we either clip the matts off or you have the option to continue the de-matting at home.

If you are unable to keep your appointment it is the owners responsibility to let us know as soon as possible. If you give less than 48 hours notice a cancellation fee of 50% of the full groom cost must be paid. If you give less than 24 hours notice or no show on the day then the full amount of the groom must be paid. Both these fees must be paid within 24 hours of the original appointment day/time.

Please ensure you collect your pet at the arranged time, please call immediately if you are running late. Whilst I do allow reasonable leeway, a late sitting fee of £5 per 15 minutes will be added to the cost of the groom.





Starbarks Dog Grooming
Located in Brantham, Suffolk
Please contact us for directions

Opening Times
Mon-Fri: 10.00am-8.00pm
Sat-Sun: 10.00am-6.00pm

Email: helen@starbarksdoggrooming.com
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