Born and raised in Argentina, lifelong dog lover Jorge Bendersky had a dream of working with animals at a very young age. At 11 years old, his passion and hobby were breeding and showing dogs. He became a celebrity dog groomer soon after moving to New York City and today he is one of Manhattan’s sought-after groomers. Trimming and fluffing the four-legged children of some of the New York City’s elite. His clients include top models, notable actors, infamous billionaires, and popular recording artists. Bendersky’s talents have been seen on Animal Planet’s reality show “Groomer Has It,” as a judge on TLC’s ” Extreme Poodles” and as a grooming expert on Animal Planet’s “Dogs 101. And as the grooming expert judge on ABC’s hit show Pooch Perfect.
When he’s not preening pups for clients, Bendersky does volunteer work tending shelter dogs. His dedication has been recognized not only by thousands of wagging tails but with a North Shore Animal League America’s Alex Lewyt Award for National Mill Dog Rescue.
Bendersky’s deep commitment to giving back has led him to offer his talents to help those dogs who need the most just to survive through a series of pet care workshops in NYC’s inner-city neighborhoods and by conducting seminars to help other groomers carry on this mission.
Bendersky is the author of the bestseller “DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show: Everything You Need to Know, Step by Step,” which has been published in six languages all over the world. He also shares his knowledge by collaborating with countless magazines, books, and TV segments. Bendersky has judged conformation and creative grooming competitions in the U.S. and abroad.