Our dogs and cats are important people in our lives and we appreciate how valuable and essential your furry family are too. We love to provide the best food and support products for our pets, and Murray, with decades of experience, can provide one of the best grooming experiences in southern Alberta!
In Health and Happiness, M&M
Murray Eason has been grooming and showing dogs for most of his life. He has been an avid supporter of the Poodle breed for nearly 40 years.
Murray’s first foray into handling dogs came when he was 14 years old. A friend of the family had a Shih Tzu kennels and he soon became fascinated by helping her out with her pure-bred dogs, not only with daily handling, but grooming and showing at competition. This opportunity inspired Murray into pursuing showing and breeding.
When Murray decided he really did wan to own a pure-bred dog, Murray’s mother insisted the only dog he was going to get was one that didn’t shed! She had raised 8 children and a motley crew of random mongrels over the years, her patience for endless cleaning and the removal of fluff and hair had by this time long expired, so a non-shedding dog it was!
Murray had recently been a spectator at a show and become fascinated by the preparation and astounding appearance of a classic white standard poodle. He stood and watched the groomer at work for maybe 2 hours, fluffing and tweaking that amazing poodle show cut. His heart was captured! He went in search of a poodle puppy.
At 19 years old, Murray acquired his 1st miniature poodle puppy which he raised & showed to become Canadian Champion Valgai Dandy Lion. This really began the whole showing, breeding poodle obsession.
In 2000 a change of career was in order, something Murray already enjoyed & was successful at as a long-time hobby. He decided to start grooming professionally full-time and opened a Pet Grooming & Supply store in Bragg Creek Alberta with his partner Michael.
In 2013 Murray expanded his career further as a Judge at dog shows across Canada and the USA. Currently licensed globally as a Judge for 4 groups and Best in Show, Murray’s certification comes from the Canadian Kennel Club and is recognised world-wide.
Over the years Murray has tried and tested many, many products for grooming. He has seen his fair share of half-used gallon containers gather dust under the bath tub. Nothing he found seemed to meet the standards he was looking for.
Around 2000-2001, at a trade show in Vancouver, Murray finally found a company producing grooming products that gelled with what he was looking for – all-round, fantastic cleaning and healing properties while safe and kind to the skin for both pets and handlers/groomers. He tried the products and – surprise – not one of them ended up in the dust-gathering category!
These products are all biodegradable, as environmentally-sensitive as possible. The ingredient lists are minimal (less is more!), they are sourced from the best origins and lack any of the synthetics that cause irritation and allergy, frequently to be found in other grooming products. Finally Murray has in his hands the right tools to be able to thoroughly clean, preserve the integrity of the hair, enhance its appearance, help create and maintain a glorious, glossy coat, minimize stains, irritations and to dry and work the coat easily… and his own skin remains soft and pliable, even after many sessions of bathing dogs.
Over his past 20 years of professional grooming, Murray has exclusively used these products, now distributed in Canada under the Belcourt Grooming label. We are delighted to make these products available to other groomers and pet lovers across Canada.
1 White Ave, Bragg Creek, AB, Canada