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Our Show Dog – Harriet – Standhouse Temptation

If you scroll down through this news feed you will find that a lot of it is about our own show dog, Harriet. Harriet is first and foremost our loving pet, she is part of our family and we also show her. She is building up quite a CV for herself and we are so so proud of her!

Harriets CV

Just some of the results Harriet has got at shows

Crufts 2015

What a Crufts 2015!!!! Our very own Harriet and Lisa did it! They won the class, Post Graduate Bitch Russian Black Terrier and then went on to get Reserve Bitch in Breed. We are over the moon!

Harriet and Lisa - Crufts 2015

Harriet and Lisa - Crufts 2015

Crufts 2015

We are here, and its madness! Doggies everywhere and the nerves are kicking in! We arent showing until the afternoon, we will keep you all posted of how it goes!

lisa and harry at crufts morning

Crufts 2015

Its that time of year again, Crufts, the worlds largest dog show. Absolutely Barkings Harriet has once again qualified and will be showing on Friday the 6th March 2015. We are super excited and cant wait to be part of the show. Keep an eye on our facebook page for regular updates on how its going and pictures from the show!


We Qualified for Crufts 2015

Dog Pick up and Delivery Service

New for 2015, Absolutely Barking are pleased to announce we now offer a dog pick up and delivery service. If you dont have the means to get your dog to us, our specially equipped van will come to your home and collect your dog.

The van is kitted out with 4 cages for all sizes of dogs, solar powered air vents and rubber floors to ensure your dog is safe and comfortable on its journey to and from our salon.

The van is driven by our experienced staff meaning your dog is in good hands at all time by people who know dogs. They will also be able to discuss what way you would like your dog to be groomed when at the salon at the time of pick up.

*Please note this service incurs a charge, please phone to discuss. We cannot transport people along with their pets on this service.

Valentines Special Offer

With valentines day fast approaching what better way to spoil your furry love than a lovely pamper day at absolutely barking … We only use five star products from the tropiclean and spa ranges, massaging them as we go, they will receive a luxury paw bath …followed by ear cleansing and teeth brushing and finishing off with a protective paw balm for the chilly winter walks … All this is available with every full groom and to top it off for one week only from tues 10 feb 2015 until Saturday 14th feb 2015 there will be 10% off every full groom …. Call us now on 02890 771017 limited spaces available so book now to avoid disappointment

Happy Valentines 2015

10% Off for Valentines Week

15th March 2014 – St Patricks Show Dublin

The week after Crufts, Ireland’s version was held at the show grounds in Dublin. Harriet and Lisa were out again and didn’t disappoint taking 1st in Class, reserve bitch in breed and becoming a Celtic Junior Champion. We are all over the moon.

St Patricks Day Show 2014 - Junior Celtic Champion

St Patricks Day Show 2014 - Junior Celtic Champion

Crufts 2014 – Absolutely Barking’s Harriet gets 3rd

Its the doggy event of the year, the largest dog show in the world and certainly one of the most talked about shows around. This year, Absolutely Barking’s Lisa with Black Russian Terrier Standhouse Temptation – Harriet were taking part!

Held at the NEC in Birmingham, it meant a bit of travelling for the team and a lot of preparation before the big day. Lisa spent months getting Harriets coat into her desired condition and many hours styling and shaping prior to the show. Entered in to the Junior Bitch class, the turnout was good with six entries from around the world. All the hard work paid off with Harriet getting 3rd in Class which means she is automatically entered for next years Crufts!

Harriet and Lisa in the ring at Crufts 2014

Standhouse Temptation - Harriet - 3rd in Class Crufts 2014

23rd December 2013

With Christmas upon us once again, we would like to wish all our customers and friends, be they 2 legged or 4 a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

November 2013

We would like you all to welcome Absolutely Barking’s newest family addition, Black Bumer Triumphal – aka Calvin. He is a Chinese Crested Hairless all the way from Latvia and is currently trying to stamp his authority on our house by bossing our two Black Russian Terriers about!

Black Bumer Triumphal - Calvin

Chinese Crested Hairless - Black Bumer Triumphal - Calvin

15th June 2013

To raise funds for Assisi NI we are holding a charity PawTrait Day at Absolutely Barking. Come along and get a professional photograph of you and your pretty pooch. Every doggy that gets their photo taken will get a 50% off voucher from us. Photos are £15 on the day, call the salon on 02890 771017 for more info.

Assisi Charity PawTrait Day

Come along and get a pretty picture of you and your pooch

February 2013

Back by popular demand, Baths for £10 at Absolutely Barking. Booking essential, call 02890 771017.

Baths for £10

3rd January 2013

To welcome in 2013 and to take the edge of the number ’13’, Absolutely Barking are giving 13% off all full grooms from the 5/1/13 to 31/1/13.

Why not take advantage and get your furry friend pampered in Northern Ireland first dedicated holistic dog groomers. Your doggy will get the following

■Bathed in an all natural shampoo and if appropriate a conditioning wash also
■Clipped or styled to breed standards while respecting specific requests of the owner
■Teeth brushed
■Ears cleaned
■Nails clipped
■Finished off with one of our doggy colognes

To book please contact the salon on 02890 771017

To avail of the offer, grooms must be booked and used prior to 31/1/13.

13 Percent off for January 13

Offer for January 2013

21st November 2012

We wish you a smelly Christmas, we wish you a smelly Christmas……… stop stop stop!!!!

No one wants a smelly doggy this Christmas so at Absolutely Barking we have brought back our very popular Baths for £10 offer from now until Christmas.

For more information on this great offer or to book an appointment call the salon now on 02890 771017.

*Terms and Conditions Apply

Baths for £10

Get your doggy smelling great!

3rd May 2012

Is your furry friend a cute little stunner? Why not enter them in our Dog of the Month Competition to be in with a chance of winning them a pampering session in Absolutely Barking!

All you need to do to enter is follow us on Facebook and post a cute picture of them on our page. The winner will be announced at the start of June!!

Click here to follow us on Facebook and Enter!!

21st April 2012

Check out the Belfast Telegraph Weekend Magazine’s profile piece on Absolutely Barking Groomer Lisa Rea!

Belfast Telegraph Article

Profile piece on Lisa in Belfast Telegraph

14th April 2012

Read our article on why you cant use your shampoo on the dog, click here.

10th April 2012

We hope you all had a lovely Easter Holiday. Absolutely Barking is open again today and what a busy day we have today!

Did any of you see us in yesterdays News Letter? We had a lovely write up done by Scruffs mummy Laura 🙂

News Letter write up

Absolutely Barking in Mondays News Letter

7th April 2012

Another great day in Absolutely Barking 🙂 This morning we had some lovely new friends, followed by Simon and Chester from the Irish News and this afternoon we have more new friends in! Call in if any of you are on the Whitewell Road to see us and say hello!

Lisa with Simon and Chester from the Irish News

Lisa with Simon and Chester from the Irish News

6th April 2012

Today Absolutely Barking had the photographers from the Belfast Telegraph in to photograph Lisa for a piece they are going to do in their business section. Keep an eye on the Belfast Telegraph in the coming weeks for us

Belfast Telegraph Photographer

Belfast Telegraph Photographer getting snaps of Lisa

5th April 2012

Did anyone hear Lisa Rea, owner of Absolutely Barking, talking with Carolyn Stewart on U105 today? She did a piece on dog grooming where listeners called in to ask questions about grooming their dogs. We will try and get the audio clip for you all to hear 🙂

Lisa and Carolyn Stewart

Lisa and Carolyn Stewart from U105


5th April 2012

Check out page 31 of todays Daily Mirror for the write up on Absolutely Barking!

Article in the daily Mirror

Check out AB in the Daily Mirror

3rd April 2012

Absolutely Barking is now OPEN and to celebrate we are having a special offer!!!!!!

Special Offer

Opening Special Offer!


2nd April 2012

The opening night at Absolutely Barking

Many thanks to everyone who showed up to support the Absolutely Barking team on our opening night.  We hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did and please recommend us to all your friends!


Opening Night at Absolutely BarkingRibbon Cutting


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