Transfurmation Championship Series

April 15/16, 2022
At The Canadian Pet Expo
6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga-International Centre

Sponsored by Wheatley Wares

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Fun and exciting grooming competitions that allow grooming professionals to showcase their talents at Ontario’s largest pet event.

 

This exciting event brings together groomers from across Canada to compete for the title and grand prize.

Furry & Fabulous

Any Other Purebred

Mystery Groom

Poodle

Salon Creative

Salon Freestyle

Sporting

Terrier

Best 1st Timer awarded for each class.

Best in Show

 

 
 

Class Descriptions

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Any Other Purebred

For purebred dogs not in other categories that are groomed in breed profile. Pet trims are not permitted and should be entered in Salon Freestyle

Full Grooming

Fabulous & Furry

For double coat breeds that require sculpting. Examples: Pomeranians, Golden Retrievers, Newfoundland.

Dog Blower

Mystery Groom

The competition where the dogs are provided! The dog you get to transform is drawn at random, making this competition a hit

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Poodle

Open to all sized and colours of Poodles in any pet or show style following breed profile.

Scissored faces are not permitted and should be entered in Salon Freestyle

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Salon Creative

Any dog or cat of mixed breed, groomed in creative stylings suitable for a clients pet. Examples, coat carving, temporary colour and embellishments 

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Salon Freestyle

Any dog of mixed breed, or purebred clearly not in breed profile trim. Example, Poodle in a Bedlington trim, Shih Tzu in a Teddy trim. Asia Fusion styles.

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Sporting

For sporting dogs of various sizes that would not be classified in the Fabulous & Furry class. Clipper or strip styles are permitted 

Dog Portrait

Terrier

Open to terrier breeds that are traditionally hand stripped, however clipper styles are also permitted. Non stripped breeds such as Kerry Blue and Wheaten Terriers should be entered in Any Other Purebred 

Schedule

Friday, April. 15/2022

Furry & Fabulous

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Any Other Purebred

9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Poodle

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Terrier

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm 

Judges

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Nadia Bongelli

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Wynne Wong

Saturday, April 16/2022

Mystery Groom

9:00 am- 12:30 pm

Salon Creative

9:30 am- 12:00 pm

Sporting

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Salon Freestyle

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm 

Judges

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Nadia Bongelli

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Wynne Wong

Registration 

Sponsored by Wheatley Wares

Grooming competitions that allow pet professionals to showcase their talents at Ontario’s largest pet event. This exciting event brings together all levels of groomers from across Canada to compete for the title and grand prize.

Full list of

Transfurmation Championship 2022 Series

Spring Canadian Pet Expo April 15-17th International Centre

Niagara Pet Expo- May 28-29

Niagara Falls Convention Centre

 

Fall Pet Expo September 17-18

International Centre

Ottawa Pet Expo-October 1-2

EY Center

Christmas Pet Expo- November 19-20 International Center

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Nadia Bongelli

Nadia Bongelli is head groomer at Doggieland in North Toronto with almost 15 years of professional grooming experience under her belt. She has been competing for five years internationally and has won such awards as Barkleigh Honors “Up and Coming Groomer of the Year” and Intergroom’s “Rising Star of the Year”.

She has finished #1 Canadian groomer two years in a row and has collected several Best in Show awards. Nadia has found her passion for educating and has hosted several large events, been a speaker at industry trade shows, and enjoys giving private hands-on lessons. In the past year she had found great success in the CKC conformation show ring with her co-bred Bedlington Terriers and has founded her kennel, Eon Bedlington Terriers.

She is currently owned by her Poodles, Spaniels Bedlingtons and Sealyham Terrier and wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Wynne Wong

Wynne Wong is the executive groomer and manages Fluffy’ Spa since 2002. She strives to keep up her skills and knowledge by attending shows and seminars in U.S. and Canada throughout the years. She became an IPG Certified Master Groomer and CMG of Canadian Professional Pet Stylists in 2006. She is enthusiastic in sharing her grooming knowledge by training Fluffy’Spa groomers since 2006. In 2014, she established Fluffy Paws Grooming School and started training professional groomers.

She has been actively competing in USA and Canada for the last 3 years and won multiple gold, silver and bronze medals. Nominated for 2018 Canadian Groomer of the year and awarded Best All Around Groomer at Mastergroom Canada 2018. She enjoys competing and meeting fellow groomers from all around the world, exchanging knowledge and supporting each other are always in her focus.

She is honoured to be part of the Canadian Groom Team and is excited to support the growth in the Canadian grooming industry with her grooming family.

Judges

Competition Rules

 

Competition level division

There is  only 1 level of competition. Classes are not intended for advanced groomers.

Open to all 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 live grooming competition shows. Intermediate level competitors who have not won multiple placements in the division 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.  This does not apply to new handlers who have not handled a breed to championship. 

FIRST TIMER: A special award in each class, dedicated to competitors who have never competed in live grooming competitions prior to registration.


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. First Timer in each class

Techniques allowed
Clipping
Scissoring
Thinning
Handstripping
Hand plucking
Carding

***Terriers may be clippered or handstripped


Time Frame

  • Any Purebred

upto 17" 1.75 hours

17.1"-23" 2 hours

over 23.1" 2.25 hours

  • Clipper class (at least 50% of time must be spent using clippers

Upto 17" 1 hour

17.1-23 " 1.25 hours

over 23" 1.50 hours

  • Poodle

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.​

  • Salon Freestyle

Upto and including 17":1.75 hours

Over 17" 2 hours​

  • Any Purebred

upto 17" 1.75 hours

17.1"-23" 2 hours

over 23.1" 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

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

Refunds

Al sales are final once invoice is paid. In the event of forced closure, due to government lockdown, event limitations or other reasons due to COVID19 restrictions, a full refund will be issued


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.

 

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