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Online Grooming Competition

Sunday, November 29, 2020
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Sunday November 29, 2020

ANYTHING GOES CLASS

ANYTHING GOES CLASS
1st Timer
Novice
Intermediate
Open

Any breed, any style, any location!

 

 
 
 
 

Class Description

ANYTHING GOES
Any Breed, Any Style

JUDGE: Priscilla Suddard

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.

Schedule

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Novice

9:30 am-10:00 am Prejudging
10:00 am- 12:00 pm Competition

12:00 pm- 12:30 pm Judging

Priscilla Suddard

Judge

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

1st Timer & Intermediate

12:30 pm-1:00 pm Prejudging
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm Competition

3:00 pm- 3:30 pm Judging

Priscilla Suddard

Judge

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Open

3:30 pm- 4:00 am Prejudging
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Competition

6:00 pm- 6:30 pm Judging

Priscilla Suddard

Judge

Registration 

Awards

Judge

A combination of cash & prizes to be awarded

 

First Timer

1st-TBA

2nd-TBA

3rd-TBA

Novice

1st-TBA

2nd- TBA

3rd- TBA

Intermediate

1st- TBA

2nd- TBA

3rd- TBA

Open

1st- TBA

2nd- TBA

3rd- TBA

All  awards to be announced after Open level competitors have completed judging

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.

INTERMEDIATE: 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 Intermediate division at a grooming competition show.  Recommended for groomers with Intermediate styling skills or conformation show ring exhibitors (Have groomed and handled a breed to champion) and/or certifiers with Intermediate styling skills

NOVICE: 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 grooming competition 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. 

FIRST TIMER: A special class dedicated to novice level competitors, who have never competed prior to registration.

The Online Stuff!

  • You will be sent a log in code, no later than 24 hours prior to competition start.

  • Prior to prejudging, you will be required to log in.

  • Setup will take place 30 minutes prior to competition start and will not be permitted once prejudging officially begins

  • Once logged in, set up your camera, making sure your competition companion will always remain on screen, allowing for judge observation at all times.

  • Once you have been prejudged, you are not permitted to log out. In the event of technical difficulties, make note of the time, stop grooming, and sign back in. Contact the judge or ring steward before continuing the groom.

  • Once your camera is in place, you do have to relocate the camera to follow your grooming. Body cams type devices are permitted, but not required

    Competitor meeting will take place 7pm, Saturday, November 28, 2020. You are not required to attend.  


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 or any devices other that for recording live during the online competition

  • Any background noise such as radios, televisions, people or pets

  • Smoking in the competition ring.

  • Standing on the grooming tables.

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

  • Visual or written grooming instructions.


Professional Image and Conduct
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 and judges. 

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.

Class Eligibility

This class is open to first time, novice, intermediate and advanced groomer

Prizes Awarded
1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division

Techniques allowed
Clipping
Scissoring
Thinning
Handstripping
Hand plucking
Carding

***Terriers may be clippered or handstripped


Time Frame

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.​

 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

·         Coaching by anyone, at any time during the competition

·       
 

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

Refunds

Any changes to your entry must be completed no later than 10 days prior to the event in writing.  Refunds are at the discretion of L.E.T.S Groom Show. 


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.

 

Priscilla Suddard

Priscilla is the owner of Cilla's Canine Couture in Oshawa, Ontario.

She offers 30 years experience in the pet grooming industry, a long history in the grooming competition ring,  as well as showing and breeding all varieties of Poodles.

Cilla specializes in Poodle grooming and creative styles.  Her numerous competition wins, lead her to representing Canada at the World Grooming Competitions, 2005 in France.

We welcome her vast experience to the our first online grooming competition!

 

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