Competition Rules


IJA created the ultimate in the competition arena by being the first to combine grooming competitions with industry certification for professional bathers, groomers and stylists.


Certification by coat types utilizes the same sophisticated evaluating, scoring and ranking system established for the competitions and developed by Vivian and John Nash, co founders of the International Judges Association for Dog Grooming Competitions.  


Competitors are evaluated using this standard and receive a score, rank, title and certification for each entry.  What makes IJA different from the rest? Competitors receive more than just a placement!

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