Learn about the types of people who become dog groomers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

55% of dog groomers work in full-time roles while 45% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a dog groomer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming dog groomers at a ratio of 1.92 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

93% of dog groomers are female and 7% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a dog groomer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a dog groomer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a dog groomer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of dog groomers are White, making up 82% of the population. The next highest segments are Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish and Other, making up 8% and 5% respectively.