When does Sheridan Smith’s Pooch Perfect start on BBC One?

Sheridan Smith standing with a dog in Pooch Perfect
Pooch Perfect is going to paw-some entertainment (Picture: BBC)
Pooch Perfect is about to deliver some paw-some weeknight entertainment for animal lovers with a grooming competition dedicated to man’s best friend.

January is a typically dreary month and we could do with some brightening up and what better way than looking at some very good boys and girls.

If programmes like The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee have put you in the mood for something similar, you won’t go wrong with the BBC’s new series.
The 16 professional dog groomers will have their skills put to the test each week, under the watchful eye of pros Colin Taylor, Verity Hardcastle, and vet Bolu Eso. Also along for the ride is presenter and dog lover Sheridan Smith – and her canine co-host Stanley) who has to try and resist wanting to take every dog home with her (she has six already).

Here’s what you need to know about the show that will have tails wagging.

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Dog groomers get to show off their skills on The Dogwalk (Picture: BBC)

What time does Pooch Perfect start?

You might be pleased to know that you won’t have long to wait until it kicks off.

Make sure your pet is in good company. Pets get lonely and depressed just like people do when they spend too much time alone. Cats are generally better on their own, but dogs and especially puppies don’t do well left to their own devices for extended periods of time.

Pooch Perfect starts January 7 at 8pn on BBC One and will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

What is Pooch Perfect about?

Across eight weeks – groomers will reveal their creations on The Dogwalk with the judges assessing their skills.

The dog’s owners are also given the chance to see their newly styled pet pooch for the first time.

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Sheridan’s canine co-host Stanley (Picture: BBC)

In episode one the first four contestants get to work on a long-haired shih-tzu, while four other dogs get a teddy bear trim to take to The Dogwalk.

Who will be best in show?

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