About Us 

 
History 
 
Christina Jones LCGI, is the proprietor of Dashin' Hounds in Dundonald. After acquiring a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier called Ella, Christina had trouble finding a groomer who could handle such a specialised breed and decided to complete a dog grooming course herself. 
 
In 1996 Christina started off from her garage, planning to groom a few dogs per week and things grew quickly from there. She opened her first salon in 1997 in Carrickfergus and in the same year won the Shell Livewire Young Business Person of the Year (East) award. 
 
Christina has also started to show and breed Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and ran a national helpline from a leading dog magazine for people interested in the breed. 
 
In 1999 Christina opened her second salon in East Belfast and continued to work between the two salons. In 2001 Christina took part in the popular BBC television show "A Fish Out Of Water" in which she swapped jobs for the programme with hairdresser Patrick Mulholland. 
 
In 2003 dashin' Hounds Belfast moved to Dundonald and the salon in Carrickfergus was sold so that Christina could concentrate more on the training of others while still managing the Belfast salon. 
 
Dogs 
Christine has loved and has had the privilege to own: 
Poodles - Keo and Dougal, Rough Collie - Jack 
Labrador - Sandy Springer - Gaz 
Standard poodle - Milo 
She is currently owned by: Otis the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier ("The Old man"), Issy the Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel(The very vocal one) and Harley the Black Russian Terrier (or small horse.) Eric a tri-colour cocker spaniel (who just loves going out anywhere.)  
 
Cats 
Pleased to announce the latest addition to our clan is Lotti a Maine Coon kitten (soon to be boss.) 
 
Qualifications 
Christina has 17 years experience and holds a L.C.G.I. in dog grooming, an Advanced City and Guilds 7750 in grooming and has almost completed her Higher National diploma in Dog Grooming. Christina is passionate about learning new skills and techniques to enhance standards throughout the business and as such has attended many seminars and workshops across the UK. 
Christina is the is the Area representative for the Pet Care Trust and the British dog Grooming Association 
 
 
History 
 
Christina Jones LCGI, is the proprietor of Dashin' Hounds in Dundonald. After acquiring a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier called Ella, Christina had trouble finding a groomer who could handle such a specialised breed and decided to complete a dog grooming course herself. 
 
In 1996 Christina started off from her garage, planning to groom a few dogs per week and things grew quickly from there. She opened her first salon in 1997 in Carrickfergus and in the same year won the Shell Livewire Young Business Person of the Year (East) award. 
 
Christina has also started to show and breed Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers and ran a national helpline from a leading dog magazine for people interested in the breed. 
 
In 1999 Christina opened her second salon in East Belfast and continued to work between the two salons. In 2001 Christina took part in the popular BBC television show "A Fish Out Of Water" in which she swapped jobs for the programme with hairdresser Patrick Mulholland. 
 
In 2003 dashin' Hounds Belfast moved to Dundonald and the salon in Carrickfergus was sold so that Christina could concentrate more on the training of others while still managing the Belfast salon. 
 
Dogs 
Christine has loved and has had the privilege to own: 
Poodles - Keo and Dougal, Rough Collie - Jack 
Labrador - Sandy Springer - Gaz 
Standard poodle - Milo 
She is currently owned by: Otis the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier ("The Old man"), Issy the Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel(The very vocal one) and Harley the Black Russian Terrier (or small horse.) Eric a tri-colour cocker spaniel (who just loves going out anywhere.)  
 
Cats 
Pleased to announce the latest addition to our clan is Lotti a Maine Coon kitten (soon to be boss.) 
 
Qualifications 
Christina has 17 years experience and holds a L.C.G.I. in dog grooming, an Advanced City and Guilds 7750 in grooming and has almost completed her Higher National diploma in Dog Grooming. Christina is passionate about learning new skills and techniques to enhance standards throughout the business and as such has attended many seminars and workshops across the UK. 
Christina is the is the Area representative for the Pet Care Trust and the British dog Grooming Association 
 
 
To see a 360 degree view of our salon - click on the link below 
 
 
Opening Hours 
9 am to 5 pm - Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 
9 am to 7 pm - Tuesday 
 
12c Comber Road 
Dundonald 
Co. Antrim 
BT16 2AB 
 
Text only: 07547617675 
 
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