Bishop Arts Dog Grooming

Bishop Arts Dog Grooming

2 employees
22 years in business

About this pro

We do everything from sophisticated show trims. To low maintenance haircuts. The DFW areas only multiple Best in Show winning groomer. Winning specialties in Giant Schnauzers, Bichon Frises, Poodles and Collies. We do not give price quotes nor make appointments via the internet. Please call the shop during regular business hours to make appointments or discuss pricing. Thank you!

I have always enjoyed making dogs resemble their specific breed (when they are a specific breed) and making them look and feel better, (even when they are from mixed pedigrees) so that they enjoy their day at the spa. We enjoy helping make them all feel, and look like Champion show dogs!

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Dallas, TX 75208
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

We work by appointment only. Origianl drop offs are at: Tues-Fri.between 7:30am-9:00am. Last pickup is no later than 5pm, since the shop closes at that time. The Saturday drop off is: 9:00am-10:00am. Unfortunately, we cannot make appointments or quote prices via the internet. Please do, call us directly, at the shop during regular business hours to set appointments and for us to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you, and personally Thank You!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

The owner and groomer, Greg Reyna, served an apprenticeship under Mr. Bill McFadden and his wife, Taffe, both of whom, are recognized as AKC top handlers and Westminster Best in Show Winners. He served another apprenticeship with Mr. Robert N. Peebles known as "Mr. Poodle" throughout the 1980's who was a handler of many #1 Poodles in the USA, throughout his entire career. Greg assisted, through his very own illustrations, to the Gaint Schnauzer Club of America's Breed Standard. Greg is an official Giant Schnauzer Breed Mentor, a Judges Education and served as the Southern Regional Director of the Giant Schnauzer Clube of America. Mr. Reyna has also given grooming seminars for the Gaint Schnauzer Club members. And today, July 2020 he has 19 years experience with running his own professional dog grooming shop in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, since 2001

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

No. All pricing is an estimate until the dog is physically seen in person. There are many variables, such as size, condition (the last time it was groomed/ bathed/ brushed) and even the temperament all are factors to consider for pricing. To discuss pricing for your dog(s):  Please do call the shop during regular business hours , Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30am-5pm, and Saturdays from 9am-10am, at 1-(214)-946-6055. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to serving your canine's needs!

How did you get started in this business?

Greg Reyna grew up particpating in high school rodeos and dreamed of being a horse handler. But due to a sudden  allergy to horses, the world of professional dog shows opened up an alternative way to work with and enjoy his love of animals. Combining his artistic talents and fervent love for animals, professional grooming became an obvious career path.

What types of customers have you worked with?

We have a wide range of clientele. All nationalities, creeds, and beliefs, and what unites them all, is our love of canines.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Winning the Giant Schnauzer Club of America's National Specialty Dog Show, with a dog of my own breeding-which means that my dog was selected above all others that had entered to be judged from both Canada and America! What a terrific honor! 

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Always ask about the experience and knowledge of the groomer. Most often, the addage: you get what you pay for, applies. And never hire someone who does not put the safety of all dogs first. If a dog shows up, in an especially horrible condition, i.e. matted, covered in fleas and ticks, bruises, cuts, burns, marks and bald areas from being restrained or chained down, underweight, overweight, showing worms, etc... Your groomer should be alarmed and make sure to speak directly to their owners about the severe conditions that are seen.  Dematting can sometimes be dangerous to a dog, in regards of thinness of skin and risks of cutting or tearing...Dreadlocks cannot be undone or unravelled.  God doesn't groom dogs and Groomers don't do miracles. Although some of our before and after photos might make you think otherwise!

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

How often do I want to groom my dog? Do I need a low maintenance style or do I want a correct trim for my breed- even if it means extra care at home by myself, and more frequent visit? What is the current season and weatherwise, how do I want my dog to be comfortable? Is my dog a smaller or compact breed that needs assistance in regularly releasing its anal glands? Does my dog receive outdoor activities that include walking on cement or other abrasive surfaces that can file its nails or do I need to have them filed by a groomer?  How fast do its nails grow? How much maintenance do I want to perform on my own (homework)? Is my dog shy and scared of groomers? What is my dog's age and needs?  Does my dog require sedative or tranquilizers due to its temperament or upbringing?

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