Sunday, March 10, 2024 7:00 am–11:00 am Hall B Grooming Stage

7:00 am: Check-in
7:15 am: Pre-Judging
7:30 am: Ring Closes
7:45 am: Contest Starts
10:00 am: Contest Ends / Final Judging
10:45 am: Awards

Special note: Electric will NOT be provided in the contest ring. You must supply your own cordless clippers where applicable.

Acceptable coat growth for all GT sanctioned classes:

It is the responsibility of the show promoter and /or their designated judges to determine adequate coat growth.

Acceptable Styling for all GT sanctioned classes:

  • All styling must take place during the time frame of the competition except where noted below.
  • All dogs must be groomed according to breed standard with the exception of Poodles as noted below.
  • All dogs may have sanitary and pads shaved prior to class start.
  • All dogs may have nails trimmed and ears cleaned prior to class start.
  • Finishing sprays, are permissible in order to tidy up after competition time frame ends however, re-­shaping with water or product application is prohibited.
  • Chalk products are permissible prior to and during the competition time frame but are prohibited after time is called.
  • Poodles can be styled as presented in the conformation show ring or pet trims, provided they respect the breed profile as set forth by the standard.


Acceptable breeds:  All sizes, natural colors of purebred Poodles

Poodle Sizes and Time Allowed:

11” and under – 1:30 (one hour and thirty minutes)

Over 11” up to and including 17” – 1:45 (one hour and forty-five minutes)

Over 17” up to and including 23” – 2:00 (two hours)

Over  23” –  2:15  (two hours and fifteen minutes)


Poodle Styling: All pet and show poodle styles are acceptable provided they respect the breed profile of the poodle.

  • Feet must be shaved.
  • Feet may be shaved prior to competition start time. NO extra time will be permitted if not completed prior to the class start.
  • Face must be shaved during the competition time frame.
  • Small mustache or goatee are permitted.
  • Scissored face styles such as Bichon or scissored type faces are prohibited.
  • Show topknots may be pre-­banded, including hair extensions prior to the start of the class, spray up products are prohibited prior to the start of the class.


Prize Money:





1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place



















Michell Evans

The Grooming Tutor


President DiMarino & Associates

Nicole Kallish

Andis Company, Global Education Manager-Animal