Inside Intergroom

The first Intergroom conference, brainchild of Shirlee Kalstone, was held in 1981 in Newark, New Jersey. Since that time this show has become the largest international conference of its kind in the world. Each year, over 3,000 dog and cat groomers, from as many as 21 different countries, visit Intergroom. In 1997, Intergroom took place both in the United States and in Belgium!

In addition to grooming competitions, the Conference features an extensive continuing education seminar series with topics of timely interest to groomers and salon managers.

Attendees also have an opportunity to view grooming and industry related products and equipment from over 150 booths at the Trade Show. "If it snips, clips, brushes, detangles, lathers, rinses, dries, or has anything to do with dog or cat hair, you will see it at Intergroom".

Christine DeFilippo has been involved very actively in the grooming industry for the past 30 years. Amongst the founding members of the Massachusetts Association of Professional Dog Groomers (now known as the New England Pet Grooming Professionals, Inc.) Christine is a past President. She held the title of Newsletter Editor and Seminar Chairperson at NEPGP for many years until she joined the Intergroom team in 1997 as a full partner. She became owner and producer of Intergroom in 2000.

Christine is the owner of Twickenton (Professional Dog & Cat Grooming) in Dedham, Massachusetts (USA) one of the largest professional grooming salons in the New England area. Over the years, her staff has increased to include several award-winning groomers.

Her interest in continuing education is evident in her current position on the Advisory Board at the Norfolk County Agricultural School and past positions on grooming school advisory boards. All programs presented at Intergroom each year attempt to meet industry needs and interest in continuing education for every groomer.

Christine is a recognized speaker & Judge at Grooming Conferences throughout the USA. She has also contributed to articles in Dog World Magazine, Fancy Publications, and Pet Age through the years.  She received the first David Salzburg Humanitarian Award, given by Cardinal Crystal awards.

As the Producer of Intergroom, Christine is a well known figure in the USA and abroad as a leader in the Grooming Industry.  Contact her at or at her office phone 781-326-3376.



    If it snips, clips, combs, brushes,  strips, detangles, lathers, rinses, dries, or has anything to do with dog or cat hair, you'll find it at INTERGROOM 2015 !!    

Pet Grooming Competition & Trade Show featuring Industry Vendors,
Master Classes, & Grooming Seminars

For Groomer * Breeders * Exhibitors
Retailers * Kennel Operators * Veterinarian * Vet Technicians