The winners of this year's Pet Groomer of the Year competition have been announced.

Hot Dogs Grooming Parlour, based in Forest Road, Loughton, was judged to produce the best pampered pooches with the smoothest, glossiest coats.

The business opened in 2006 above Associated Glass, but moved into Forest Pet Foods' premises in 2017.

Owner Sarah Dennis said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated for Pet Groomer of the Year and then to go on and win the competition is amazing.

"We are also celebrating our 13th birthday this month so 13 is definitely not an unlucky number for us. We would like thank all of our customers who have supported our business over the years and to those who have taken the time to vote for us."

Dog groomer Victoria Perez said: "I’m really happy we have won pet groomer of the year, I really enjoy my job and I’m passionate about grooming dogs and love all the dogs that come through the door.”