Online Grooming Competition

Grooming Competitions Sponsored by Wheatley Wares 

May 2 & 3, 2020 at The Aud, Kitchener, Ontario

Sunday November 29, 2020

ANYTHING GOES CLASS

ANYTHING GOES CLASS
1st Timer
Novice
Intermediate
Open

Any breed, any style, any location!

 

 
 
 
 

Descriptions

THANK YOU

Sponsor Wheatley Wares, Judge Priscilla Suddard, Ring Stewards, Show Staff, Competitors and their Assistants for adding to the Professional Pet Grooming Industry!

ANYTHING GOES
Any Breed, Any Style

JUDGES: To Be Announced

Open to all sizes and breeds, including mixed breeds and purebred dogs styled to breed standard or not in breed standard styled, creative grooms and more.

Literally anything goes in this class!
 

Times

11” and under: 1.5 hours  

11.1”-17”: 1.75 hours

17.1”-23”: 2.0 hours

23.1” and over: 2.25 hours.

Awards

Judges

Mystery Groom

1st-TBA

2nd-TBA

3rd-TBA

Anything Goes


1st Time

1st-TBA

2nd- TBA

3rd- TBA

Novice

1st- TBA

2nd- TBA

3rd- TBA

Novice

1st- TBA

2nd- TBA

3rd- TBA

Open

1st- TBA

2nd- TBA

3rd- TBA

Competition rules

Competition level division

OPEN: Open to all competitors. Recommended for groomers with advanced styling skills, previous successful competition experience and professional conformation show exhibitors and/or certifiers with expert styling skills.

NOVICE: Restricted to beginner competitors who have not won 2 Best in Show or 2 Best All-Around groomer title from any division OR three first placements from the entry division at a Groom Team sanctioned show.  Recommended for groomers who have never competed and/or possess novice -grooming skills.  Handlers, conformation show exhibitors, certifiers and grooming instructors are not permitted to compete in the Novice Division.   This does not apply to new handlers who have not handled a breed to championship. 

Setup & Registration

Setup will take place between 9:00-9:30 am and will not be permitted once prejudging officially begins.


Grooming Equipment
Competitors must provide all of their own equipment, including the grooming table, grooming arm and safety loop.

  • Flame devices are not permitted in the competition ring, the prep area or the bathing and drying area.

  • Hair dryers are not permitted in the competition ring unless stated

  • Holding crates are not permitted in the competition ring.

  • Personal grooming tables and equipment must be removed from the ring after each class unless stated otherwise by the show promoter.

  • A few tables are available to be  reserved in advance 


Strictly Prohibited in the Competition Ring

  • Use of cell phones, radios and headsets.

  • Smoking in the competition ring.

  • Standing on the grooming tables.

  • Standing on chairs to groom or style.

  • Beverages NOT in spill proof containers.

  • Coaching by anyone, at any time, during the competition, including any breaks.

  • Visual or written grooming instructions.


Professional Image and Conduct
To promote a professional competition ring, competitors must dress appropriately with professional grooming attire and shoes. Due to safety issues, no open toe shoes are permitted. Unprofessional attire would be considered very tight clothing, very short skirts and no shoes. Contestants who are not dressed appropriately will not be permitted to enter the competition ring. Competitors who remove their shoes during the competition or remove clothing, thereby creating an unprofessional image, will be asked to leave the competition ring.

Competitors must conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Using unprofessional language, attitude and body language will be considered unprofessional conduct.

Conversations During the Competition
Competitors must refrain from conversing with others during the competition. Conversations between contestants may be distraction to other competitors. You are not permitted to have conversations with spectators outside the ring. Ring Stewards will be available to answer any questions from the public.

Professional Styling Station
Competitors must maintain a safe and organized styling station for the competition dog at all times during the contest. Open scissors left on the table, for example, will be considered a safety issue for the competition dog and will be considered as unsafe working conditions.

Professional Handling
Competitor must practice safe and gentle handling when applying technical skills, such as brushing and hand stripping. Aggressively holding the skin on the dog and/or aggressive brushing techniques would be considered unsafe handling.

  • Competitors must not leave the competition dog unattended on the grooming table. A dog jumping or falling off the grooming table will be considered unsafe handling.

  • Competitors must take care not to adjust the safety loop too high or attach the safety loop incorrectly and place the pet in danger. Adjusting the safety loop too high or too low in an unsafe manner.


Professional Technical Skills Application
Competitors must apply technical skills with safety. Clipper burns, nicks and/or cuts that are discovered on the dog during the judging procedures will be considered unsafe technical application. Competitor may be disqualified from the class if his/her competition dog is injured by unsafe technical skills.

Mystery Groom

  • Dogs will be supplied by the general public who have previously been selected and drawn at random to the professional groomers. Pet owners are given restrictions such as no previous history of aggression in past grooming experiences, must be groomed no more than 3 months (12 weeks prior) and no sooner that 5 weeks prior.  For the safety of both the groomer and pet, owners agree to not interfere with the competition, such as not entering the competition ring or prep areas.
     

  • Competitors are judged on overall techniques, technical skills finish and the safe and gentle handling techniques of the groomer during the competition to achieve the overall groom.
     

  • Competitors are judged on the expressions and profiles created on the dogs. Competitors will not be penalized for lack of coat, however, they will be recognized for their ability to be creative with the amount of coat they have to work with.
     

  • Competitors are judged on intricacy and difficulty of trim style. Competitors are judged on length of coat, condition of coat and amount of coat removed during competition. Percentage of design  created during competition.

Class Eligibility

This class is open to novice, intermediate and advanced groomer

Prizes Awarded
1st, 2nd and 3rd

Techniques allowed
Clipping
Scissoring
Thinning
Handstripping
Hand plucking
Carding

***Terriers may be clippered or handstripped


Time Frame
Please visit http://groomteamcanada.ca/breeds-by-class.php for full list of time allowance. Please note, this is not Groom Team Sanctioned, however time allowances will be followed.

Coat Pattern
All dogs are rescue pets. Coat pattern designs typically required to create the correct expression and profile for the pure breed may be preset or coat may have to be removed due to coat condition. Competitors are judged on their creativity and how they utilize what they have to work with. Competitors are not penalized for removing matted coat.

Skin and Coat Care
Coat is prepped, shampooed, dried, brushed, combed and free of matts using safe and gentle handling techniques during the competition. Skin appears healthy, free of any skin irritations due to the bathing, grooming and styling. Competitors are judged on how they achieve this task and will not be penalized for pre existing skin irritations that are discovered when coat is removed.

Ear Care
Ears are cleaned and free of odor using safe and gentle handling techniques. Ear hair, if any, odor free and not matted if possible. Area around ear canal opening can be trimmed to create ventilation and to tidy the overall appearance. Competitors will not penalized if not able to clean the ears or around ear area due to ear infections, temperament and behavior.

Foot Care
Hair between the pads and around the feet trimmed if possible. Toenails trimmed and filed with a well maintained appearance using safe and gentle handling techniques. Competitors will not be penalized for pets who will not tolerate nail trimming or clipping coat between the pads and around the feet.

Sanitary Care
Coat trimmed and cleaned around rectum, genital and stomach, if applicable and if possible using safe and gentle handling techniques.
Competitors will not be penalized for not trimming these areas due to temperament and behavior. Safety for the pet is important!

 Judging Considerations

  • Overall finish

  • Degree of difficulty

  • Handling of animal

  • Overall change in appearance

  • Style to suit dogs personality and structure

  • Techniques that enabled the best outcome for the dogs coat type and starting condition

Warnings and Disqualifications
Competitors will receive a warning for:

·         Inappropriate language and attitude

·         Skin abrasions such as clipper burns, nicks or cuts.

·         Handstripping, plucking, dematting in a non-compassionate manner

·         Dog left unattended on grooming table

·         Dog jumping or falling off grooming table 

·         Rough handling of dog

·         Unsafe working conditions

·         Unsafe handling of animal under your care

·         Lifting of dog by tail strictly prohibited

·         Use of cell phones, radios and headsets

·         Standing on grooming tables

·         Standing on chairs to groom

·         Beverages not in a spill proof container

·         Coaching by anyone, at any time during the competition

·         Talking to anyone outside of the competition ring
 

A second warning may result in disqualification. All judges decisions are final.

Refunds

Any changes to your entry must be completed no later than 15 days prior to the event in writing.  Refunds are at the discretion of L.E.T.S Groom Shows and will only be considered if a replacement can be located by you. Withdraw from the show at any time does not entitle a refund.


 


Professional Styling Station
Competitors must maintain a safe and organized styling station for the competition dog at all times during the contest. Open scissors left on the table, for example, will be considered a safety issue for the competition dog and will be considered as unsafe working conditions.

Professional Handling

·  Competitor must practice safe and gentle handling when applying technical skills, such as brushing and hand stripping. Aggressively holding the skin on the dog and/or aggressive brushing techniques would be considered unsafe handling.

  • Competitors must not leave the competition dog unattended on the grooming table. A dog jumping or falling off the grooming table will be considered unsafe handling.

  • Competitors must take care not to adjust the safety loop too high or attach the safety loop incorrectly and place the pet in danger. Adjusting the safety loop too high or too low in an unsafe manner.

To Be Announced

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