(858) 488-9500
5514 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA


Experience is part of The Dapper Dog difference!

Unequaled in the beach area for the number of years competing and winning at dog shows.  Attended and participated in over 500 AKC shows.  Developed better grooming techniques at every show!

1974 to 1985 - Owned and operated Tiara Kennels in Newville, PA (near Carlisle).
1985 to 1992 - Veterinary hospital technician and office manager; maintained independent contractor’s license in grooming during those years.
1992 to mid-1999 - Purchased The Dapper Dog by Tiara and renovated studio.
1999 to present - Newly remodeled salon at the current location.
1996 Cadillac, #1 Poodle USA was bred by Julie Borst and Kay Palade. Shown thoughout career by Kay.
1998 Lovey, #1 Standard Poodle in Agility competitions in So. Cal., owned/bred.

At shows, top people in canine husbandry are out competing.  You must learn at every show how to get the most from your dogs and breeding program.  Innovative shampoos and foods are the first considerations. These "tricks-of-the-trade" are passed on to you.  "Tiara" is the kennel name used by Julie Borst, much as a stable name is used in horses.

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