Classi k-9 Clips is owned and operated by Shirl Schaeffer, NCMG. She has been grooming since 1987. She taught at Tara Lara K-9 Academy, a major grooming school, for 3 years. She was certified as a Master Groomer with the National Dog Groomers Association of America in 1990. She entered her first grooming competition in 1991 at the 1st Annual Northwest Grooming Show in Portland, Oregon. She won 4th place in the Sporting Group with her American Cocker, Jillshire's Center Stage, otherwise known as Sammy. She has attended workshops at various Grooming seminars or shows including Intergroom in New Jersey. She has shown American Cocker Spaniels and still has an affinity for the breed. Although she is an All Breed Groomer, some of her specialties include Cocker Spaniels, Kerry Blue Terriers, Wheaton Terriers, Bichon Frises, and Poodles.