IJA EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE RANKING SYSTEM

IJA continues to lead the way in establishing guidelines for competitions and judges on an international scale.

 

In 2021 IJA will implement a system to rank judges on their expertise in grooming and styling and their experience in judging the art of bathing, grooming, and styling man's best friend by coat type.

 

The system includes training, evaluating, and ranking judges by coat types for the online and onsite competitions to assign the right judge to the right class.  For example, qualifications to judge an IJA Sanctioned National Competition is different from an IJA Sanctioned World Championship Competition.  

 

The Expertise and Experience Ranking System will be posted on the judge's bio. 

 

New Updates for 2021

In 2021 all Judges will be asked to complete the new IJA Experience and Expertise Ranking Form. A team of international judges will be appointed to oversee the new ranking system to maintain consistency in placing judges in the correct coat type classes and levels.

IJA EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE  RANKING SYSTEM FOR JUDGES - Live Dog Competitions

New judges enter Level 1 - 3 Onsite and Online Training Programs on a national level.

Experienced Judges are ranked by expertise in bathing, grooming, and styling and the number of competitions judged, and the locations. All experienced judges must complete onsite and online training programs.

 

LEVEL 1 - LEVEL 2 - LEVEL 3 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING

Rank: Level 1- 3 Pet Expo Qualifying Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a Specialist in 1 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Rank: Level 1- 3 Championship Qualifying Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 1 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

TRAINING

Must complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Online - Available first month of each quarter 

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Practical - Available at IJA Sanctioned Qualifying Competitions

 

Variations and Creations of Man’s Best Friend Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Bathing, Grooming Styling by Coat Type - Available first month of each quarter. 

 

LEVEL 3 - LEVEL 4 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING

Rank: Level 3 - Level 4 Championship Qualifying Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 2 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Rank: Level 3 - Level 4 State Team Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 2 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Rank: Level 3 - Level 4  Regional Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 3 or more coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Rank: Level 3 - Level 4 National Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in all 4 coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

TRAINING

Must complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Online - Available first month of each quarter 

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Practical - Available at IJA Sanctioned Qualifying Competitions

 

Variations and Creations of Man’s Best Friend Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Bathing, Grooming Styling by Coat Type Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Must complete Level 4 Training:

You Be the Judge Onsite Training at National Competitions

Training Your Eye Online - Available the first month of each quarter 

            

LEVEL  4 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING

Level 4 Ranking is for the highest level of experience.

Rank: Level 4 International Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in all 4 coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Must have experience Judging in 3 of the following:

Asia

Europe

North America

Australia

Other:

 

Rank: Level 4 World Competition Judge

Requirement: Must be a specialist in all 4 coat types.

Specialist in Multitude of Coat Types

Specialist in Sporting Coat Types

Specialist in Wire Coat Types

Specialist in Curly Coat Types

 

Must have experience Judging in 3 of the following:

Asia

Europe

North America
Australia

Other:

 

TRAINING

Must complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Online - Available first month of each quarter 

UCCS Canine Safety and First Aid Practical - Available at IJA Sanctioned Qualifying Competitions

 

Variations and Creations of Man’s Best Friend Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Bathing, Grooming Styling by Coat Type Online - Available first month of each quarter 

Must complete Level 4 Training:

You Be the Judge Onsite Training at National Competitions

Training Your Eye Online - Available the first month of each quarter 

Must complete Level 4 World Judge Training:

AKC Breeds, Groups and Standards FCI Breeds, Groups and Standards Compare and Know the Difference (Available 2019)

LEVEL 1 - LEVEL 2 - LEVEL 3 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING MODEL DOGS

Rank: Level 1- 3 Qualifying Competition Judge - Pure Breed and Free Style

Requirement: Must be a Specialist in 3 or more trim style categories. 

Specialist in Poodle Trim Styles

Specialist in Sporting Trim Styles

Specialist in Terrier Trim Styles

Specialist in Curly Coat Trim Styles

Specialist in a Multitude of Trim Styles

 

Rank: Level 1- 3 Championship Qualifying Competition Judge - Creative Styling 

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 3 categories. 

Specialist in Abstract, People, Places, and Things. 

Specialist in Animal Instincts - Real and Imaginary

Specialist in Gardens Around the World

TRAINING

Must complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

Model Dog Pure Breed and Free Style Trim Styles Around the World Online

Model Dog Creative Trim Styles Around the World Online 

LEVEL 4 COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING MODEL DOGS

Rank: Level 4 World Championship Model Dog Competition Judge - Pure Breed and Free Style

Requirement: Must be a Specialist in all 5 trim style categories. 

Specialist in Poodle Trim Styles

Specialist in Sporting Trim Styles

Specialist in Terrier Trim Styles

Specialist in Curly Coat Trim Styles

Specialist in a Multitude of Trim Styles

 

Rank: Level 4 World Championship Model Dog Competition Judge - Creative Styling 

Requirement: Must be a specialist in 3 categories. 

Specialist in Abstract, People, Places, and Things. 

Specialist in Animal Instincts - Real and Imaginary

Specialist in Gardens Around the World

TRAINING

Must complete Level 1 - 3 Training:

Model Dog Pure Breed and Free Style Trim Styles Around the World Online

Model Dog Creative Trim Styles Around the World Online 

Must have experience Judging in 3 of the following:

Asia

Europe

North America

Australia

Other: