Competition Class Descriptions

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


Poodle Class (Groom Team Canada Sanctioned)

poodleIncludes all sizes and natural colours of Poodles in any pet or conformation type trim provided they follow the breed profile of the poodle.  All  trimming and styling must be completed within the time frame of the competition with the exception of the feet, which may be shaved prior to the contest. The following are permissible: scissored feet such as in the german trim, moustache and or beard, show tie ups (including banding) and hair extensions. Scissored faces such as Bichon style are not permitted.  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.

Sporting Class (Groom Team Canada Sanctioned)

sportingIncludes most sporting breeds with the exception of those that fall into the All Other Pure Breeds, or Hand Strip classes.  Please visit the Groom Team Canada Website for the full list of  breeds by class list and their associated time frames.  Time #1 is for clippered styling and Time #2 is for hand stripping.  All grooming and styling in the sporting class must adhere to the breed profile recommendations as accepted in pure breed dog shows. Pet trims will not be considered in the judges evaluations for this class, and should be entered in the Salon Freestyle class.

Wire Coat Class (Groom Team Canada Sanctioned)

Hand StripIncludes all pure breeds with wire coat types that are typically hand stripped for the show ring.  Please visit the Groom Team Canada Website for the full list of breeds by class and their associated time frames. Time #1 is for clippered styling and Time #2 is for hand stripping.    Rolled or rotated coats are permissible, however the work must be sufficient to allow the groomer to make a distinct change in the appearance of the dog.   All grooming and styling in the hand strip class must adhere to the breed profile recommendations as accepted in pure breed dog shows. Pet trims will not be considered in the judges evaluations for this class, and should be entered in the Salon Freestyle class.

Other Pure Breeds Class (Groom Team Canada Sanctioned) 

All Other Pure BreedsIncludes all purebred dogs not included in the other classes listed.  Please visit the Groom Team Canada Website for the full list of breeds by class and their associated time frames.  All grooming and styling must adhere to the breed profile recommendations as accepted in pure breed dog shows.  Pet trims will not be considered in the judges evaluations for this class, and should be entered in the Salon Freestyle class.

Salon Freestyle Class

freestyleOpen to all sizes and breeds, including mixed breeds and purebred dogs NOT styled to breed standard.  Examples: cocker in a sporting trim with scissored legs, shih tzu in a puppy trim, poodle in a bedlington trim, old english sheepdog in a teddy bear trim, or any mixed breed.  Asian style grooms should be entered in the Asian Style Class.  Times: 17″ and under: 1.75 hours, 17.1″ and over: 2 hours.  **Not Groom Team Sanctioned, but eligible for Best in Division and counts towards Best All Around.

Asian Style Class 

asianOpen to all sizes and breeds, including mixed breeds and purebred dogs groomed in an Asian Inspired trim.   This popular, modern style of grooming attempts to make the dog look like a stuffed toy or “anime” character.  Asian style trims are open to each groomers interpretation and creativity, but some typical features include short bodies, flared legs, exaggerated expression, and a round muzzle.  Accessories like bows, collars and clothes are permissible, as long as they applied during the competition time frame, and the trim is still visible.  Times: 17″ and under: 1.75 hours, 17.1″ and over: 2 hours.  **Not Groom Team Sanctioned, but eligible for Best in Division and counts towards Best All Around.

 Abstract Runway Class (1 Division)
Sponsored by OPAWZ

This competition class allows groomers to showcase a “simple abstract design” on any breed or mixed breed of dog or cat. The design should be able to be replicated in a grooming salon in one day and would be suitable for a clients pet. The entries will come to the competition pre-groomed, and designs may include colour, accessories and clothing as long as the trim is still visible.   The groomer’s outfit should compliment the design. Each entry will briefly be  interviewed in this class to allow them to describe their design to the audience, before walking around the ring showcasing their entry. **This is an unofficial competition class.   Placements will not count towards Best in Division awards, or Best All Around Competitor.

Commercial Clipper Class (1 Division) Wahl Canada
Sponsored by Wahl 

 

Open to all sizes and breeds, including mixed breeds and purebred dogs in clippered pet trims .This fun competition class simulates what most of us do in the salon everyday.  You will showcase your clipper skills to produce a pet trim that would be suitable for a clients dog.  Times: 17″ and under: 35 minutes clipper and 10 minutes scissor, 17.1″ and over: 45 minutes clipper and 15 minutes scissor. **This is an unofficial competition class.   Placements will not count towards Best in Division awards, or Best All Around Competitor.

Find the Competition Schedule here