Seven Studios UK, the makers of an upcoming BBC One competitive reality entertainment series, are seeking canine models in need of a post-lockdown spruce-up.
Hosted by multi-award-winning actress Sheridan Smith OBE — the owner of six dogs — ‘Pooch Perfect’ is on a mission to find the country’s top dog groomer.
Every week, professional canine stylists will battle it out in a series of themed grooming challenges in a bid to be crowned the UK’s Best Dog Groomer.
Judged by two of Britain’s leading dog grooming experts, Colin Taylor and Verity Hardcastle, contestants will be eliminated at the end of each show.
As well as epic ‘transFURmations’, from scruffy to fluffy; ruff to regal, the eight episodes will also feature top tips on responsible dog ownership, fun facts about different breeds and a guide to at-home grooming techniques.
Filming is due to start in Salford, Manchester, in August, but first, the producers are searching for dogs of the following breeds, who’d be happy standing for a long period being groomed: Alaskan Malamutes, Shih Tzu, Cocker Spaniels (show type, not working), Pomeranians, Welsh Terriers, Bichons Frise, Bedlington Terriers and Standard Poodles.
Sheridan Smith said: “To combine my love of dogs with presenting for the BBC is a match made in heaven! It is literally my dream job!”