National Creative Styling Rules

 

DAY 1: OPTION #1

 

Category: Sculpting Curly Coats with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     

Formal Affair Creative Styling

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES

ALL ABOUT THE INTRICATE CLIPPER WORK

Class for intricate clipped and precise scissoring patterns typically placed on the body on curly coat types. Small, decorative objects are added to the skin and coat to create an elegant, symmetrical, well-balanced design on the canine perfect for the overall trim style and a formal affair.

 

Coat Types and Breeds

Pure breeds and/or mixed breeds with curly coat types. 

Examples: Poodles, Bichons, Bedlingtons, Portuguese Water Dogs 

 

No color please!  Similar to runway competitions.

Backdrops allowed. No Skits.

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 50% of overall trim style preset out of the ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • 100% face and feet on Poodles trimmed out of the ring.

  • Dogs with scissored feet, pads only clipped out of the ring.

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 50% of the overall trim style completed in the ring.

  • 100% clipped design completed in the ring.

  • 100% of decorative coat art applied in the ring.

 

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                 2:00 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches               2:15 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches               2:30 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                           2:45 Hours

 

 

JUDGING CONSIDERATIONS

Sculpting Curly Coats with Decorative Skin & Coat Art 

Overall Trim Style 

Expression and silhouette enhance the intricate creative design.

Overall clipper and scissor finish complement design.

 

Clipped and Scissored Design

Clipper skills of design

Scissoring skills of design

Degree of the intricacy of the design

Balance and symmetry of design

Uniqueness of design

 

Skin and Coat Decorative Art Design 

Decorative skills of skins and coat art design

Intricacy of design

Balance and symmetry of design

Uniqueness of design

 

Color Design

Coloring skills of skin and coat designs

Brilliance and clarity of color 

The intricacy of the color patterns

The uniqueness of color design

 

*Safety for the Pet and the Professional 

 

  

DAY 1: OPTION #2  

 

Category: Braiding & Beading with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     

 Formal Affair Creative Styling

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSE

ALL ABOUT THE BRAIDS AND THE BEADS

Class for the long and flowing drop coat types with color, decorative objects with different and unique braiding designs. Create an elegant, beautiful design for a formal affair with the long and flowing coat types. 

 

Coat Types and Breeds

Pure breeds and/or mixed breeds with long and flowing drop coat types for this class. 

Examples: Shih Tzu, Maltese, Lhasa Apso

 

Bring on the color, please! 

Backdrops allowed. No Skits. 

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 50% of overall trim style preset out of the ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • Dogs with scissored feet, pads only clipped out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied out of ring. 

  • All bands must be removed before the start of the competition

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 50% final overall finish of the trim style completed in the ring. 

  • 50% of color applied in the ring during competition.  

  • 100% of braiding and beading design completed in the ring during competition.

  • 100% of decorative coat art completed in the ring during competition.

 

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                  1:30 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches                1:45 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches                2:00 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                            2:15 Hours 

 

  

JUDGING CONSIDERATIONS - ALL BRAIDING - BEADING - DECORATING CLASSES

Braiding & Beading with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     

Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 

Overall Trim Style 

Expression and profile enhance the design.

Overall clipper and scissor finish on trim style enhance the design. 

 

Braiding, Banding and Beading Design

Braiding, banding and beading skills of design

Degree of the intricacy of the design

Balance and symmetry of design

Uniqueness of design

 

Clippers and Scissored Design

Clipper skills of design

Scissoring skills of design

Degree of the intricacy of the design

Balance and symmetry of design

Uniqueness of design

 

Skin and Coat Decorative Art Design 

Decorative skills of skins and coat art design

Intricacy of design

Balance and symmetry of design

Uniqueness of design

 

Color Design

Coloring skills of skin and coat designs

Brilliance and Clarity of color

The intricacy of the color patterns

The uniqueness of color design

 

*Safety for the Pet and the Professional 

 

 

DAY 1: OPTION #3

Category:  Short & Smooth Coated Designs with Decorative Skin & Coat Art   

Formal Affair Creative Styling

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES

ALL ABOUT THE INTRICATE CLIPPER WORK 

Class for intricate coat designs and patterns created with clippers on pure breeds and mixed breeds with shorter coat types requiring very little scissor work to create the design. This class is all about the clipper work! 

 

Coat Types and Breeds

Short, Smooth, Medium Smooth Coat Types

Examples: Labrador Retriever 

 

Bring on the Color and the Intricate Skin & Coat Decorative Art! 

Backdrops allowed. No Skits.

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 0% of overall intricate clipper trim style pattern preset out of the ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied out of ring. 

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 100% of overall intricate clipper trim style pattern preset out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied in the ring during competition.  

  • 100% of decorative coat art completed in the ring during competition.

 

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                 1:15 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches               1:30 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches               1:45 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                           2:00 Hours 

 

JUDGING CONSIDERATIONS - ALL SHORT AND SMOOTH COATED CLIPPED DESIGNS

Category:  Short & Smooth Coated Designs with Decorative Skin & Coat Art   

 

Overall Clippered Trim Style 

Clipper skills of design

Degree of the intricacy of the design

Balance and symmetry of design

Uniqueness of design

 

Skin and Coat Decorative Art Design 

Decorative skills of skins and coat art design

Intricacy of design

Balance and symmetry of design

Uniqueness of design

 

Color Design

Coloring skills of skin and coat designs

Brilliance and Clarity of color

The intricacy of the color patterns

The uniqueness of color design

 

*Safety for the Pet and the Professional

  

 

DAY 2: OPTION #1 

CATEGORY: Sculpting & Coloring with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     

Salon Creative Styling

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES

ALL ABOUT SALON STYLING WITH COLOR AND BOWS

Class for salon type creative designs suitable to go home with pet family and return in 6 to 8 weeks for the next styling session. Great for all double-coated pure breeds and mixed breeds trimmed in a unique salon creative trim style.  

 

* Over styled and extreme lengths, extreme decorative objects not suitable for a salon creative trim style will be penalized. 

 

Coat Types and Breeds

Pure breeds and/or mixed breeds with Curly, Rough, Rough Nordic, Medium Long Coat Types

Examples: Poodles, Bichons, Bedlingtons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Collies, Akitas, Pomeranians 

 

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 50% of overall trim style preset out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied out of ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • 100% face and feet on Poodles trimmed out of the ring.

  • Dogs with scissored feet, pads only clipped out of the ring.

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 50% of the overall trim style completed in the ring.

  • 50% of color applied in the ring.

  • 100% clipped design completed in the ring.

  • 100% of decorative coat art applied in the ring.

 

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                 2:00 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches               2:15 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches               2:30 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                           2:45 Hours

 

  

DAY 2: OPTION #2

CATEGORY:  Braiding & Beading with Color and Small Decorative Skin and Coat Art Class      

Salon Creative Styling

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES

This class is all about creating great braids and beaded work on dogs in-salon trim styles.The overall creative style must be safe enough for the pet owner to take home and return in a 4 - 6 week time frame for the next styling session. Over styled and extreme lengths, decorative objects not suitable for a salon creative trim style will be penalized. 

 

Coat Types and Breeds

Pure breeds and/or mixed breeds with drop coats. 

Example: Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Lhasa Apso. 

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 50% of overall trim style preset out of the ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • Dogs with scissored feet, pads only clipped out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied out of ring. 

  • All bands must be removed before the start of the competition

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 50% final overall finish of the trim style completed in the ring. 

  • 50% of color applied in the ring during competition.  

  • 100% of braiding and beading design completed in the ring during competition.

  • 100% of decorative coat art completed in the ring during competition.

 

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                  1:30 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches                1:45 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches                2:00 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                            2:15 Hours 

 

DAY 2: OPTION #3

CATEGORY: Short & Smooth Coated Designs with Decorative Skin & Coat Art

Salon Creative Styling

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES

Competition Dog must be able to go home with pet family and return in 6 to 8 weeks for the next styling session. Over decorated objects not suitable for salon creative trim style will be penalized. 

 

Coat Types and Breeds

Pure breeds and/or mixed breeds with short and smooth coat types.

Example: Doberman, Labrador, Pug

 

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 0% of overall intricate clipper trim style pattern preset out of the ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied out of ring. 

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 100% of overall intricate clipper trim style pattern preset out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied in the ring during competition.  

  • 100% of decorative coat art completed in the ring during competition.

 

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                 1:15 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches               1:30 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches               1:45 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                           2:00 Hours 

  

DAY 3: OPTION #1

Category: Sculpting Curly Coats with Decorative Skin & Coat Art    

Extreme Creative Styling  

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES 

Class for intricate and extreme designs with decorative skin and coat art on Curly Coat Types. The sky's the limit so put your creative mind in it to win it!

 

Color, Color and More Color until you have to Stop! Props and Skits and Costumes and Songs! This competition wants it all!

Backdrops allowed.  Skits Allowed - Judge Separately

Coat Types and Breeds

Pure breeds and/or mixed breeds with curly coat types. 

Examples: Poodles, Bichons, Bedlingtons, Portuguese Water Dogs 

 

Division A

1 Team Member

 

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 50% of overall trim style preset out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied out of ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • 100% face and feet on Poodles trimmed out of the ring.

  • Dogs with scissored feet, pads only clipped out of the ring.

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 50% of the overall trim style completed in the ring.

  • 50% of color applied in the ring

  • 100% clipped design completed in the ring.

  • 100% of decorative coat art applied in the ring.

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                 2:00 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches              2:15 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches              2:30 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                          2:45 Hours

 

 

DAY 3: OPTION #2 

Category: Braiding & Beading with Decorative Skin & Coat Art - Drop Coats to Curly Coats

Extreme Creative Styling

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES

ALL ABOUT THE BRAIDS AND BEADS

Class for long and flowing coat types to curly coat types to create intricate braids and beaded designs on the overall dog. Be Creative. The Choice Is Yours. 

 

Extreme color, decorative objects with different and unique braiding designs. 

Bring on the color, please! The longer the coat - the more braids and beads the better. 

 

Backdrops allowed.  Skits Allowed - Judge Separately

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 50% of overall trim style preset out of the ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • Dogs with scissored feet, pads only clipped out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied out of ring. 

  • All bands must be removed before the start of the competition

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 50% final overall finish of the trim style completed in the ring. 

  • 50% of color applied in the ring during competition.  

  • 100% of braiding and beading design completed in the ring during competition.

  • 100% of decorative coat art completed in the ring during competition.

 

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                  1:30 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches                1:45 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches                2:00 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                            2:15 Hours 

   

DAY 3: OPTION #3

Category: Short & Smooth Coated Designs with Decorative Skin & Coat Art    

Extreme Creative Styling 

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES

Class for THE MOST  intricate and extreme coat patterns, with color and decorative objects on Short, Smooth, Medium Smooth Coat Types. This class is all about the clipper work on this group of coat types. 

 

Backdrops allowed. Skits Allowed - Judge Separately

Out of Ring Prior to Competition 

  • 0% of overall intricate clipper trim style pattern preset out of the ring.

  • 100% sanitary and pads trimmed out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied out of ring. 

 

In the Ring During Competition 

  • 100% of overall intricate clipper trim style pattern preset out of the ring.

  • 50% of color applied in the ring during competition.  

  • 100% of decorative coat art completed in the ring during competition.

 

Time Frame Determined by Height of Dog 

16 inches and under                                 1:15 Hours   

Over 16 inches up to 20 inches               1:30 Hours 

Over 20 inches up to 23 inches               1:45 Hours 

Over 23 inches                                            2:00 Hours 

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