MODEL DOG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR SOUTH KOREA

The second stop of the famous IJA Sanctioned World Championship Model Dog Competition Tour was was conducted in April in South Korea and hosted by the Korean Kennel Club.

 

Teams from China, South Korea, Taiwan and the USA  competed for 3 intense days to see who could take the prestigious title of the Best World Champion Model Dog Individual Competitor and the Best World Champion Model Dog Team in Pure Breed, Free Style and Creative Trims.

 

The IJA Judging Team consisted of industry icons from around the world:

Ring Master - IJA Judge and Co Founder Vivian Nash

China - IJA and WGA Judge Mavis Hao

South Korean - IJA and WGA Judge - Randy Yoo

Taiwan - IJA and WGA Judge Frank Su

USA - IJA and WGA Judge - Tammy Colbert

South Korea - IJA and WGA Judge Sylvia Jang

Indonesia - IJA and WGA Judge Henny Pangadjaja - Model Dog Team Leader and Judge

 

MODEL DOG PURE BREED AND FREE STYLE CLASSES 

The results were stunning in the Pure Breed and Free Styles Classes requiring all judges to discuss and debate together as a panel to find the best in show individual competitor and the best in show team. From the breathtaking head pieces on the conformation trim styles to the unique trim styles on the Bedlington Terriers, the model dog competitors exhibited their knowledge and expertise to confirm their status and titles as International Level 4 Specialists in the art of styling the model dogs.

 

MODEL DOG BEST IN SHOW RESULTS

The Best in Show World Championship Model Dog Individual Competitor in Pure Breed and Free Style Trims was awarded to China’s Yang Jinlong with a Puppy 1 Trim Style. The Best in Show World Championship Model Dog Team in Pure Breed and Free Style Trims was awarded to South Korea.

 

Day 1 MODEL DOG CONFORMATION TRIM STYLES

Conformation trim styles for the Poodle were created with precision from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail to achieve perfection when viewed from all angles. ​Best in Class Model Dog Individual Competitor in Conformation Trim Styles was awarded to China’s Yang Jinlong. Best in Class Model Dog Team in Conformation Trim Styles was awarded to South Korea

 

Placements Day 1 Conformation Trim Styles

Continental

1st South Korea, Jisun Kim

2nd China, Sun Yan

3rd Taiwan, Su Hsiao Chien

4th USA, Jennifer Anders

 

English Saddle

1st   South Korea, MinYoung Lee

2nd Taiwan, Wang Pei Yu

3rd USA, Misty Nuss

 

Puppy 1 FCI

1st   China, Yang Jinlong

2nd South Korea, Myunghee Lee

3rd USA, Deb Compton

4th Taiwan, Wu Cheng Chin

 

Puppy 2 FCI

1st   South Korea, Yoon Jung Yang

2nd China, Liu lili

3rd USA, Michelle Worthy

4th Taiwan, Tsai Cheng Yu

 

Puppy  AKC

1st   China, Li Zhaozhi

2nd South Korea, Young Ji Kim

3rd USA, Lis De Souza

 

Day 2 MODEL DOG BANDED TRIM STYLES

The oldies but goodies banded trim styles were presented challenging competitors to capture the essence of the retro trim while still making it current. Best in Class Model Dog Individual Competitor in Banded Trim Styles was awarded to  China’s Yang Jinlong. Best in Class Model Dog Team in Banded Trim Styles was awarded to South Korea

 

Placements Day 2 Banded Trim Styles

Sweet Heart

1st USA, Michelle Worthy

2nd Taiwan, Wang Pei Yu

3rd China, Liu lili

4th South Korea, Min Young Lee

 

Town & Country

1st USA, Misty Nuss

2nd China, Yang Jinlong

3rd Taiwan, Su Hsiao Chien

4th South Korea, Jisun Kim

 

Dutch

1st China, Sun Yan

2nd Taiwan, Wu Cheng Chin

3rd USA, Deb Compton

4th South Korea, Myunghee Lee

 

Desi

1st USA, Lis De Souza

2nd South Korea, Young Ji Kim

3rd Taiwan, Tsai Cheng

4th China, Li Zhaozhi

 

Spiral

1st South Korea, Yoon Jung Yang

2nd USA, Jennifer Anders

3rd xx

4th xx

 

DAY 3 MODEL DOG PURE BREED AND FREE STYLE

Day 3 competitors created pure breed and other free style trims to find the best all around pure breed stylists in the world. Best in Class Model Dog Individual Competitor in Pure Breed and Free Style Trims was awarded to China’s Sun Yan. Best in Class Model Dog Team in Pure Breed and Free Style Trims was awarded to South Korea.

 

Placements Model Dog Pure Breed and Free Style Classes

Modern

1st China, Liz Zhaozhi

2nd South Korea, Myunghee Lee

3rd USA, Deb Compton

4th Taiwan, Tsai Cheng

 

German

1st China, Yang Jinlong

2nd South Korea, Min Young Lee

3rd USA, Lis De Souza

 

Asian

1st China, Sun Yan

2nd USA, Michelle Worthy

3rd Taiwan, Wu Cheng Chin

4th South Korea, Young Ji Kim

 

Bichon Frise

1st South Korea, YoonJung Yang

2nd USA, Misty Nuss

3rd China, Li lili

4th Taiwan, Wang Pei Yu

 

Bedlington Terrier

1st USA, Jennifer Anders

2nd South Korea,  Jisun Kim

3rd Taiwan, Su Hsiao Chien

 

MODEL DOG CREATIVE CREATIONS Classes

Creative teams from all countries wowed the crowd with their amazing creations to capture the title of the Best World Champion Creative Creations Model Dog Individual Competitor and the Best World Champion Creative Creations Model Dog Team.

 

Creative categories designed by IJA pushed competitors to achieve an array of breathtaking abstract designs and objects like a horse on a carousel. Real life places brought Vegas to South Korea and a beach party we all wanted to attend. The real life and imaginary animal category gave us a beautiful and regal silverback Gorilla that captured the attention of all spectators and the gardens from around the world ranged from the African plains with an elephant to the English gardens with beautiful flowers and butterflies to exotic gardens under the sea.

The Best in Show World Championship Model Dog Individual Competitor in Creative Trim Styles was awarded to USA’s Deb Compton with her Creature Under the Sea Creation. The Best in Show World Championship Model Dog Team in Creative Trim Styles was awarded to TEAM USA.

 

Day 1 ABSTRACT OBJECTS SHAPES AND THINGS

Abstract lines and shapes, objects and things. Competitors dazzled the crowd with their creative minds achieving unique and beautiful creations.

Best in Class Model Dog Individual Competitor in Creative Creations Abstract Objects, Shapes and Things Trims was awarded to Hana Kim from South Korea. Best in Class Model Dog Team in Creative Creations Abstract Objects, Shapes and Things Trims was awarded to TEAM South Korea. 

Placements

Abstracts Lines and Shapes

1st South Korea, YoungSoo Moon

2nd USA, Michelle Worthy

 

Objects

1st USA, Deb Compton

2nd South Korea, Hyoungsup Shin

 

Places

1st South Korea, Hana Kim

2nd USA, Jennifer Anders

3rd China, Li Zhaozhi

People

1st USA, Misty Nuss

2nd South Korea, Youngsim Choi

 

Holiday Themes

1st Taiwan, Lin Chia Chun

2nd South Korea, Hui Jeongi

3rd USA, Lis De Souza

 

DAY 2 ANIMAL INSTINCTS

Consisted of animals, monsters and creatures both real life and imaginary, giving competitors the opportunity to exhibit their outstanding artistic skills as well as the art of applying color to enhance their creation. Best in Class Model Dog Individual Competitor in Creative Creations Animal Instincts Trims was awarded to Deb Compton from the USA.  Best in Class Model Dog Team in Creative Creations Animal Instincts Trims was awarded to TEAM USA. 

 

Animal Instincts Real Life

1st South Korea, Hana Kim

2nd USA, Misty Nuss

 

Cartoon Characters Imaginary

1st USA, Michelle Worthy

2nd South Korea, Hyoungsup Shin

 

Monsters - Creatures Land and Sea

1st USA, Deb Compton

2nd South Korea, YoungSoo Moon

 

Mythical Creatures

1st USA, Jennifer Anders

2nd South Korea, Hui Jeongi

 

Birds - Reptiles - Insects

1st Taiwan, Lin Chia Chun

2nd South Korea, Hui Jeongi

3rd USA, Lis De Souza

4th China, Yang Jinlong

 

DAY 3 GARDENS AROUND THE WORLD

Day 3 competitors designed gorgeous gardens from around the world such as a Dutch garden, an exotic  jungle theme with an elephant, and desert plains, to the traditional English gardens with beautiful flowers and butterflies. Best in Class Model Dog Individual Competitor in Creative Creations Gardens Around the World Trims was awarded to Jennifer Anders from the USA. Best in Class Model Dog Team in Creative Creations Gardens Around the World Trims was awarded to TEAM USA. 

Jungle Gardens

1st USA, Jennifer Anders

2nd South Korea, Hanna Kim

 

Desert and African Plaines

1st USA, Lis De Souza

2nd South Korea, Hyoungsup Shin

 

Traditional Gardens - Birds and Butterflies

1st South Korea, YoungSoo Moon

2nd USA, Misty Nuss

3rd China, Sun Yan

4th Taiwan, Lin Chia Chun

 

Tropical - Paradise Gardens

1st South Korea, Youngsim Choi

2nd USA, Michelle Worthy

 

Under the Sea Gardens

1st USA, Deb Compton

2nd South Korea, Hui Jeong

 

The event was an experience of a lifetime for many competitors to have the opportunity to travel and meet groomers from around the world. On the first day a meet and greet was hosted by the Korean Kennel Club to give competitors and judges the opportunity to get to know each other and for competitors to prepare their competition dogs. After the competition started, all competitors and judges were invited to attend the 30 Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner for the Korean Kennel Club. On the last day of the event, a farewell dinner until the next competition closed the event in a fabulous way. Everyone thanked Mr. Shin, President of the Korean Kennel Club for his outstanding hospitality and Harley,  IJA Contest Coordinator for organizing the event. Teams saluated each other for their achievements and thanked judges for their dedication and hard work to make the model dog tour the best in the world and to Vivian Nash, who had the vision and the determination to make this tour a reality!

 

The competition system, designed by Vivian Nash, cofounder of IJA, requires a judges from each participating country and team competitors to enter in specific categories. Competitors are also required to use the same mannequin and the same wigs furnished by the same manufacturer.

 

“The concept is brilliant,” says Tammy Colbert, IJA Judge, professional handler, breeder and industry speaker. “ I have competed in pure breed and creative contests for live dogs and have also judged both types of competitions and I have to say this is the most fair competition in the world. All competitors come in with the same amount of difficulty using the same type wig and are required to create the same trim style or creative category.”

 

Vivian Nash is a true visionary and always thinking out of the box to better the grooming industry. This championship competition tour will travel worldwide to give specialists in the art of styling the model dog the opportunity to experience this extraordinary concept presented by the International Judges Association (IJA) for Dog Grooming Competitions.

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