Crystal LaCross-Smith

Crystal and Jake

I started grooming in 1989 at a shop in Madeira Beach, FL, where I apprenticed with Certified Master Groomer, Cheryl Brown.
In my spare time I ride and show my horses.  When I'm not grooming or riding, i can be found hiking, gardening, or playing on the lake, with the dogs, of course!

The dogs below are my family: Viggo, the flamboyant standard poodle; Murphy, the mini poodle; and Wicket, the Shihtzu. Rescued from various unlucky situations, these dogs live with me on my horse farm in Isle la Motte.

I have been at Doggie Styles since 2005.  My grooming passions are Poodles, Shihtzus, Cotons, and Bichons.  I also love the occasional Collie!  The dogs below are my clients, and represent a small sample of my grooming portfolio. I have extensive experience with dogs in full coat, most notably the Maltese and the Coton de Tulear. ...