*Wire Coats - Hand Strip
Sponsored by ShowSeason Animal Products
The Wire Coats – Hand Strip class is where you can see groomers
use hand stripping technique, which helps with new hard coat
growth on wire coated breeds such as the West Highland White
Terrier (Westie), Welsh, and the Schnauzer.
*Other Purebreds – Scissoring
Sponsored by Purina Pro Plan
The Other Purebreds – Scissoring class (No Poodle) gives groomers a chance to show off their scissoring skills and Breed profile
on breeds such as the Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaton and
the Bichon Frise.
Creative Styling Competition
Sponsored by Wag‘n Tails Mobile Conversions
Creative Styling is an extreme grooming competition where colored
dyes, blow pens and sculpted hair are used to transform dogs
or cats into four legged pieces of art. The Lion, Buffalo, Pony and
Mermaid are just some examples of what has been presented in
the past. Don’t miss what the groomers will come up with this year.
Sponsored by Espree Animal Products
The Small Poodle class is for poodles 17” and under. This is a
Groom Team competition. The groomer can do a pet trim or a show
ring trim to show off the poodle elegance and profile.
Sponsored by TropiClean Pet Products
The Large Poodle class is for the larger standard poodles. Don’t
miss the large poodle head piece shaped and sculptured into the
elegant poodle head silhouette.
Sponsored by TropiClean Pet Products and
Espree Animal Products
Judges will compare the two group poodle 1st place winners
and choose the winner to go on and compete in the Best in Show
competition. Then the judge will pick the three best groomed
poodles from the open divisions of both classes that will earn
Groom Team points.
*Sporting – Spaniels & Setters
Sponsored by Fresh ‘n Clean
Groomers will compete with breeds such as the English Springer
Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel, Irish Setter, as well as other
Spaniels and Setters. This is a great opportunity to watch how
these breeds are trimmed to breed standard.
Best All Around Pet Stylist In Show
Sponsored by Wahl Clipper Corporation
The Best All Around Groomer is determined by the points groomers earn from the group competition in the four Groom Team Sanctioned classes. Groomers have to enter three different contests to
be eligible for this award and a prize of $2,000.
Best Pet Stylist In Show
Sponsored by Andis Company
The Best Pet Stylist in Show is chosen from the first place group
winners. The groomer chosen for this award is the best of the best!
*Mixed Salon Styling Breeds
Sponsored by Melissa Verplank Enterprises
The Mixed Salon Styling competition allows groomers to show
off their skills to create the best trim on a mixed breed dog or
a purebred dog not styled to their breed profile. This is a great
time to see different ways to trim the Lhasa Apso and Cockapoo,
among others, into cute everyday styles.
Best First Time Competitor
Sponsored by ConairPRO Dog and Cat
The Best First Time Competitor is a showcase of new grooming
talent—all of these groomers have never competed in a grooming
Sponsored by Earthbath & Electric Cleaner Company
Rescue Rodeo offers grooming contestants the chance to give
back to the local community by grooming dogs up for adoption
from local shelters. Groomers can demonstrate their ability to take
whatever grooming job comes their way and turn the pet into an
amazing adoptable dog to help them find their forever home.
Sponsored by Kenchii Professional Grooming
Groomers are competing with any AKC recognized breed groomed
to breed standard for a chance at a $5,000.00 grand prize and the
Second annual Kenchii Kup. This is your opportunity to observe top
groomers competing with different breeds of dogs for top dollars
all at the same time.
Runway Abstract Design Challenge
Sponsored by Glo-Marr Pet Products, Inc.
The Runway Abstract Design Challenge is to underscore the
beauty of a “simple abstract design”, beautifully sculpted with
minimal color and accessories. We are looking for stunning quality
and artistry which would be appropriate for a client’s dog or cat
and can be reproduced in the salon in one day.
*Grooming contests are divided into three divisions: Entry, Intermediate, and Open. Entry & First Timer contestants will have
Green tags and contest #s are in the 100s, Intermediate will have
Orange Tags and contestant #s are in the 200s, Open Division/
Expert are Blue tags and in the 300s. Be aware of the groomers
you are watching if they are Beginners, Intermediate or the Open/
Experts that are working for points to make it onto the Groom Team
USA top 10.
Quality Pet Care
Products for the
Pet Bowl (collapsible)
Handy collapsible pet bowl folds down and
clips onto the leash. Silicone material bowl
with aluminum “D” ring hook. Ideal for your
active pet companion!
Multi Purpose assortment of Towels and
Wipes conveniently packaged together for
grooming or show work.
various sized TICKS
from People & Pets
set of 3
A convenient travel kit that
includes a collapsible bowl, large
WetPet Towel and small WetPet
Towel. Great for holiday gifts!
Multi Purpose Towel & Wipe Kit
Raypet Pee Pads
Our new super absorbent, larger size Pee
Pad is ideal for training, incontinence or
Premium size 23.5 x 35.5 inches
Save Water, Energy and by never laundering another Pet Towel!