barker and blu is a boutique dog grooming and daycare salon located in Newport on the Northern beaches bringing expert dog grooming and care to a new level. Rest assured your pup will be in the best hands when visiting us, from the elderly to those with a nervous disposition we know from extensive experience how to meet their special needs.


At barker & blu, we believe in trying to establish a bond and a trusting relationship with your pet during their grooming experience. From basic dog grooming, hand stripping, hand scissoring, rustic coat maintenance and show grooming we believe in knowing as much as possible to better suit our clients’ needs. Soon enough you’ll notice a happy and excited dog running through the doors waiting to greet their favorite pet stylist, and we all know we’d love to see our “kids” runstraight through the door with excitement to get groomed.


Daycare is great for pet owners who work long hours or need to run errands and are concerned about leaving their beloved furbaby at home alone during the day. We offer high quality doggy day care where your dog can feel comfortable getting to know us.

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What Our Customers Say

  • Danielle Desmond
    Eva that's the best cut Hollys ever had we love it !!!! Xx
    Danielle Desmond
  • Shauna Cunningham
    Not just a shave all over detail and effort to suit the breed. Very happy with my dogs cut today. Would recommend
    Shauna Cunningham
  • Terry McCartan
    Great groomer, really cares about the dogs. My husky doesn't like crates which is great because this groomer doesn't use them. Great price and fantastic service. Will be returning
    Terry McCartan
  • June Browne
    Thanks so much to Eve who done a great job on holly yesterday. would highly recommend.
    June Browne
  • Elaine Davis
    First visit to Dog House this morning. can't believe how great a job they did on our Labradoodle. Delighted with the job they did. Would highly recommend
    Elaine Davis
  • Martin Healy
    Great service here. Our dog is nervous of grooming normally but he's well looked after and well turned out after a visit here.
    Martin Healy
  • Edel Bennett
    Highly recommend never seen my westie girl looking so good
    Edel Bennett
  • Mick Cassidy
    Absolutely brilliant service. Could not believe how well turned out my two dogs were after their grooming. Will defo use the doghouse again and would recommend to anyone. Thank you from Tikanni and Nanuq.
    Mick Cassidy
  • Patricia Carty
    Eve is just so meticulous with her grooming style and puts the dog at ease
    Patricia Carty
  • Valerie Cassidy
    Great at the grooming & lovely manner with all dogs. Well cone Eve.
    Valerie Cassidy
  • Barbara McAteer
    So happy with Daisy's total transformation thanks to the lovely Eve. An amazingly thorough grooming and wonderful experience. Thanks so much
    Barbara McAteer
  • Kelly Cormack
    Fantastic groomer, I was delighted with how Sasha came out!! The drop off and pick up was amazing and the dogs get to socialise together!! Her coat was so smooth and fresh! I would highly recommend!! I have full trust in leaving Sasha there also, I know she is well looked after
    Kelly Cormack
  • Aoife McEvoy
    Had the best first experience at Dog House Dunboyne today, Camo, my 6month old Shihtzu came out looking absolutely amazing and Eve really fixed him up! Would definitely recommend even if you only have a young puppy!
    Aoife McEvoy
  • Jackie Campbell
    Big thankyou to Eve for doing such a great job on Pixie today. She hasn't stopped smiling all day!
    Jackie Campbell
  • Paul Ryan
    Highly recommend. Our Beagle, Cal came back brand new & was very well looked after. Thank you
    Paul Ryan
  • Michelle Maher
    Eve is amazing!! Dog Whisperer!! Our wee dog Monty looks so cute and clean! (1)4 We got a rescue Yorkie very recently (from Dogs Aid) and he was really scared of the clippers with other groomers. He is deaf and pretty blind but Eve managed to make him feel really comfortable and we are so thrilled with how he turned out. With her expert hands even the clippers was no problem. Eve is a total pro, can't recommend her highly enough A+++++
    Michelle Maher
  • Sonya Grogan
    Eve did an amazing job with Bobby our little Cavachon. It is evident that she is a natural at what she does and loves animals to bits....I have no hesitation in recommending Eve and we will definitely be back. That you Eve!
    Sonya Grogan
  • Tara McInerney
    Daisy was in for her 3rd time today with Eve and she looks gorgeous after her visit! (..0 Eve is definitely the best groomer Daisy has ever been to and definitely who we're sticking with! You can really tell how much she loves dogs and how much they love her Thanks again Eve!*
    Tara McInerney