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Final Challenge 5th June 2022

Thursday, 28 March 2019 02:29 AM

ENGLISH GROOMERS CHALLENGE 2022



COME AND JOIN US ON 5TH JUNE 2022

FOR OUR LAST EVER CHALLENGE 


A grooming competition all about having fun and learning, all competitors receive a certificate of participation a competitors rosette and a great goodie bag. Now in its 16th year undoubtedly the best show for people starting to compete.

At

The Kennel Club Building,
Stoneleigh Park,
Stoneleigh,
Kenilworth
CV8 2LZ

DOORS OPEN 8AM

Morning classes start 9am, dogs on tables from 8.30am 

Afternoon classes start 1pm, dogs on tables from 12.30pm 

SEMINARS 

By top groomers and presenters to help your business and skill grow 

ALL pre booked seminar tickets, delegates will receive a handouts of the seminars  

Seminar tickets early bird £65, after 1st May 2022  tickets £75 on the day £85 

All seminars will be recorded for repeated viewing for a limited period. 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Spectators - FREE

 

Closing date  1st June 2022 applies unless classes sell out first 

COMPETITORS

EARLY BIRD Tickets £55 to include viewing of recorded seminars  for a limited period

After 1st May £65 to include viewing of recorded seminars 


PLEASE READ THE CLASS CRITERIA CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING, AS CHANGES CAN  ONLY BE MADE IF SPACE ALLOWS AND  TICKETS CAN NOT BE REFUNDED 

Categories 

It is possible to be in two different categories dependant on your placing with each breed 

Newcomer

- Under 18 months experience including training 
- May have been placed before but not 1st in an equivalent class (Does not include Rookie Challenge or online grooming competitions)
- No breed/exhibitor specialists

Intermediate

- Under 3 years experience including training
- May have been placed before but not 1st in equivalent class (Does not include Rookie Challenge or online grooming competitions)

- No breed/exhibitor specialists


Experienced

- Over 3 years experience including training (unless won out of previous classes)
- May have been placed before but not 1st in equivalent class (Does not include Rookie Challenge or online grooming competitions)

- No breed/exhibitor specialists 


Advanced

- Over 3 years experience including training (unless won out of previous class)
- May have been placed 1st in equivalent class
- Breed/show specialists allowed

No previous Best In Show winners are eligible for entry into the Challenge including YKC 


A.M classes 

Poodle / Bichon

Real life  Pure Breed 

Real life Mixed Breed  

P.M classes

Terrier 
Gundog 
Asian

Carving class 

Class Descriptions  


Poodle / Bichon 

For poodles and Bichons regardless of trim (other than Asian style)
- Scissors,clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Poodle’s Face, feet and tail are to be clipped before entering the ring. Ear clipping must be done in the ring. 
- Any trim will be accepted
- All sizes of poodle are accepted. Under 15" have 2 hours Over 15" have 2.5 hours
- Poodle’s Spray up topknots have an extra 15mins

Real Life Mixed breed 

For all mixed  breeds not in Asian style
- Scissors, clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours

Real Life Pure Breed

For all pure breeds that are not covered in other classes and not in Asian style
- Scissors, clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours

Terrier / Schnazuer

For all Terriers including Bedlington, Kerry Blue, Westie, etc including Schnauzers regardless of trim except Asian style
- Handstripping, Scissoring, clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours. All Handstripped dogs have 2.5 hours

Gundog

For all Gundog breeds regardless of trim except Asian style
- Handstripping, Scissoring, clippers and comb attachments may be used
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours. All Handstripped dogs have 2.5 hours

Asian class

For any breed or cross breed trimmed in Asian style. This means any interpretation of this style so it is up to the individual’s flair, skill and the judges preference.  
- Exaggerated features are usually required
- NO COLOUR PERMITTED  due to KC RULES 
- Coat dressings and accessories are allowed but must be applied during the class.
- Dogs Under 15" have 2 hours those Over 15" have 2.5 hours.

Asian Novice for groomers who have entered but not been placed 1st ,2nd, 3rd in an Asian class excluding online competitions 

Asian Open for groomers who have been placed 1st , 2nd , 3rd in a previous Asian class excluding 
-  Overall Winner is eligible for Best In show 

Carving class 

- This class is designed for any breed in any style,  to show the beauty of a simple, abstract design scissored, clipped or handstripped into the coat and devoid of props, costumes etc. open to all groomers eligible for the show. All dogs 2 hours  
Winner will not be eligible for Best in Show 

COMPETITION RULES:

• Please let the judges know of any problems with your dog before the start of your class
• Please treat your dogs with respect. If the judges consider a dog is being mishandled, a warning will be given. A second warning will result in disqualification
• Competitors should not trim their dogs after the classes have finished, unless you have permission from all the judges.
• All classes will start promptly. Any late arrivals may still compete but will not be allowed any extra time. Please report to the competitor stewards before entering the competition area.
• JUDGES' DECISION IS FINAL

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

• You will need at least 6 weeks growth to showcase your skills. Judging is based on degree of difficulty and level of work.
• You will need to provide your dog bathed and prepared with ears, nails, groin and pads already attended to.
• Poodle face, feet and tail are preclipped before the class.
• You need to bring your own equipment and table.
• No electric provision is made by the show organisers so please bring cordless clippers.
• Products  may be used but only if they are deemed safe for animal use.
• Please bring holding crates for your competition dogs.
• Please do not bring dogs not entered into the competition.
• All competitors are ultimately responsible for their own dogs so please make sure that dogs are kept watered and exercised and don't forget to clean up after your dog! We recommend that you bring a helper to assist you throughout the day.
• Remember that competitor stewards are around to help you so don't be afraid to ask.

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