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GROOMING COMPETITIONS - Sanctioned By GROOM TEAM CANADA

Attention ***2023 Show Info***

Stay tuned for 2024!

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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:  Restricted to 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 Groom Team sanctioned 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: 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 Novice 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

FIRST TIMERS

Friday June 16

Check in 1:00-1:30 pm

Competition 1:45-3:45 pm

Judging 3:45-4:00 pm

*Runs simultaneously with Sporting*

For competitors who have never participated in a live grooming contest before. Any breed, any trim permitted. 

Up to 17 inches - 1 hour 45 mins

Over 17 inches -  2 hours

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SPORTING

Friday June 16

Check in 1:00-1:30 pm

Competition 1:45-3:45 pm

Judging 3:45-4:00 pm

*Runs simultaneously with First Timers Class*

For Purebred Spaniels, Setters, & Retrievers. Novice level competitors may elect to use clippers or carding/handstripping to achieve a Breed Standard Style. Intermediate and Open levels should card/handstrip. 

See Groom Team Canada Rules for Time Allowed per your breed.

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TEAM GROOM

Friday June 16

Check in 4:15-430 pm

Competition 4:45-6:00 pm

Judging 6:00-6:15 pm

Two talented groomers, one beautiful dog! Work together to groom any dog in any style of your choosing. Themes are encouraged! Let your creativity shine! May the best team win!  No divisions for this class, Novice and Advanced competitors are encouraged to team up!

Up to 17 Inches - 1 hour

Over 17 Inches - 1 hour 15 mins

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WIRECOATS

Saturday June 17

Check in 7:15-7:45 am

Competition 8:00-10:15 am

Judging 10:15-10:45 am

For Purebred Terriers and other traditionally Handstripped Breeds. Novice level competitors may elect to use clippers or handstripping to achieve a Breed Standard Style. Intermediate and Open levels should handstrip. 

See Groom Team Canada Rules for Time Allowed per your breed.

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SALON CLIPPER

Saturday June 17

10:30-11:00 Check In

11:30-12:45 Competition

12:45-1:15 Judging

Open to any dog mixed breed or Purebred in a clippered trim. Salon pet styles are encouraged. You MUST use only clippers for the first half of your groom time. You may use Scissors or Clippers for the second half of your groom time.

Up to 17 inches - 1 hour

Over 17 inches - 1 hour 15 mins

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ALL OTHER PUREBREDS

Saturday June 17

Check in 1:30-2:00 pm

Competition 2:15-4:30 pm

Judging 4:30-5:00 pm

For Purebred Dogs groomed to Breed Standard Style who don't fit into Poodles, Sporting or Wirecoat Classes. Dogs in Pet Style trims should enter Salon Freestyle or Salon Clipper.

See Groom Team Canada Rules for Time Allowed per your breed.

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SALON FREESTYLE

Sunday June 18

Check in 7:30-8:00 am

Competition 8:30-10:30 am

Judging 10:30-11:00 am

Open to any dog mixed breed or Purebred clearly not in Breed Standard trim. This is the class for fun Salon Styles like Asian Fusion and Teddy Trims. Anything goes!

Up to 17 inches - 1 hour 45 mins

Over 17 inches - 2 hours

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POODLE

Sunday June 18

Check in 11:30-12:00 pm

Competition 12:15-2:30 pm

Judging 2:30-3:00 pm

For all sizes and naturally occurring colors of Poodles, in any Poodle trim, Pet or Show Style. 

A poodle face with a moustache or beard is permitted, scissored feet are permitted. Scissored faces (ie Teddy Bear, Bichon etc) are NOT permitted and should be entered in Salon Freestyle. Feet may be clipped prior to the start of the class. Banding for Spray Up and/or hair extensions may be in place prior to the start of the class.

Under 11 inches - 1 hour 30 mins

11-17 inches - 1 hour 45 mins

17-23 inches - 2 hours

Over 23 inches - 2 hours 15 mins

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CAT GROOMING

Sunday June 18

Judging 3:00 pm

Awards  3:30 pm

Cat Groomers! Bring your feline friends (fully groomed off site) to the show for judging at 3:00 pm sharp! Awards will be presented in the ProFur Contest Arena at 3:30 pm.

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CREATIVE RUNWAY

Sunday June 18

Judging 3:30 pm

Runway Show  4:00 pm

Creative Groomers! Time to strut your stuff! Open to any creative grooms, from simple coat carving to elaborate full colour designs. Groomers feel free to coordinate your outfits to match your dogs, let your creativity shine in this fun contest!

 

Bring your dog (fully groomed off site) to the show for judging at 3:30 pm sharp! The Runway Show will begin in the ProFur Contest Arena at 4:00 pm, followed by the awards presentation

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BEST IN SHOW

Best In Show

1st Place finishers from ALL Divisions in the Sporting, Wirecoat, All Other Purebreds, Poodles and Salon Freestyle classes are asked to please bring their dogs back for Best In Show judging Sunday.

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