Saturday, March 09, 2024 • 8:00 am–11:30 am • Hall B Grooming Stage
Special note: Electric will NOT be provided in the contest ring. You must supply your own cordless clippers where applicable.
Contest Time Limit: 2:00 Hours
Divisions: Open to all competitors at any level
Acceptable Breeds: Any purebred or mixed breed. All dogs must have a minimum of 8 weeks coat growth.
General Rules: This is a Solo Clipper class. This class will challenge groomers to style any breed using only clippers, feel free to follow the breed standard or custom style to highlight the dog’s conformation. The hair may be lifted with combs or fingers and any kind of clippers (with or without snap-on combs) is allowed. Scissors are not allowed during this competition, with the exception of the final 10 minutes for tidying and finishing touches. The use of scissors at any time during the competition other than the designated “Scissors Up” period will be cause for disqualification. All clipper work must be done in the ring during the allotted competition time. There is no pre-clipping allowed in this class. Pads and sanitary areas are to be done prior to the contest start time. For Poodles, clean feet and faces must be done during the competition time frame. All dogs must have a minimum of 8 weeks coat growth.
Final Judging: Entries will be judged based upon adherence to the rules of class. Groomers should strive to complete a balanced, proportionate work which highlights their clipper work. Judge will evaluate the following: Balance, symmetry, uniformity and style of the trim. The ability of the groomer to execute the style chosen which suits the dog according to his/her body type, structure and coat. Clipper work should be smooth and free of irritation. Difficulty will be assessed with regard to the amount of coat removed, difficulty of the coat type, texture, quality and quantity.
1st Place – $400
2nd Place – $300
3rd Place – $200