Penny Shubert


Congratulations to the winners and competitors at the 2024 NCA National Specialty

BIS: CH Bowater’s EvenKeel Gossip Girl

BOS: GCHB.CH. Trinity Cove’s Out Of My League
groomed by Penny

WD BW: Bear N Mind’s Prine Conowingo TKN CGC

AKC Select Dog: GCH.CH. Dreamhaven’s Sum It Up With Old Bay BN RN TKN CGC

AKC Select Bitch: GCHS.CH. Timberknoll’s Kizzme Like You Mean It CD BN RN TKA TKI CGCU

NCA Select: CH. Trinity Cove’s Cheek to Cheek
groomed by Penny

NCA Select: GCHS.CH. Dreamhaven’s Cascading Waterfalls At Old Bay CD RN TKA FITB CGC

NCA Select: CH. Beringstrait’s Heart Of Gold CGC

NCA Select: GCHB.CH. Timberknoll Instinctively Royal At Northpier

NCA Select: GCHB. Bowater’s Five Families

NCA Select: CH. Disoranto Avanti Seabrook

NCA Select: CH. Midnight Lady’s Puff The Magic Dragon
groomed by Penny

NCA Select: GCHP2. Oceano Darbydales’s Xecutive Decision

BOHS: GCHG.CH. Nakiska ‘N Pouch Cove Love The Journey

Penny's Grooming Videos

The First Grooming Video

2016 Newfoundland Grooming Video

Grooming Newfoundlands at the 2017 National Specialty

9560 Village View Boulevard
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Home phone: 239-992-1230
Fax: 239-992-0471
Cell: 317-363-3777


Penny's experience with dogs started in 1968 when she and her husband Bob acquired their first Newfoundland, Samantha who Penny trained to her C.D.  Penny started grooming 3 years later with her first show dog, Ch. Edenglen’s Windjammer.  Bob and Penny have bred Newfoundlands sparingly under the Alpen kennel name.  They successfully campaigned their home-bred Ch. Alpen's American Greeting to her championship and as a special.

Penny has refined her grooming craft with the help of some of the top  handlers, including Rich & B.J. Orseno, Dick & Judy Cooper, Bob Walberg, Brian Meyers and Gretchen Schultz.   Although her primary focus is on Newfoundlands, she trained and learned the tips and techniques for most coated breeds. She has groomed winning St. Bernards, Great Pyrenees, and Bernese Mountain Dogs.   In Newfoundlands, Penny is without peer. Since the late 80’s, Penny has groomed almost every BB at the National Specialty, as well as the majority of intersex winners and select dogs. At the 2003 National Specialty, Penny groomed BB, BOS, WD(BW), WB, RWD, and 7 of the 10 Selects, as well as numerous class and Sweepstakes wins.  At the 2004 National Specialty, Penny groomed BB, WD(BW), WB, RWD, RWB and 8 of the 9 Selects and numerous class and Sweepstakes wins. At the 2013 Specialty, Penny groomed BB, BOS, WB(BW), WD(AOM), Select Bitch, 5 of the remaining 9 AOM, RWD, and numerous class and Sweepstakes classes. Internationally, Penny has groomed the winning Newfoundland at Crufts, the Italian National Specialty and The World Show.

In addition to her grooming, Penny has taught seminars at the NCA National Specialty, throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

Penny also taught ballroom dancing in Indianapolis with Rauno and Kristiina Ilo, who, as competitors,  were rated #3 in the United States.  Before she started teaching ballroom dancing, Penny competed around the country as an amateur.  When she isn't grooming dogs or dancing, Penny enjoys gardening and is learning about the different plants that grow in South Florida.

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Grooming seminar in Australia

Preparing a dog for Crufts


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