IJA State Teams Trim Styles

CREATIVE STYLING COMPETITION NATIONAL STATE TEAM

GROOM BOWL 

Time to let your creativity run wild in team competitions

at the IJA GROOM BOWL. 

DAY 1:  BRAIDING AND BEADING  

  • Option 1 Salon

  • Option 2 Formal Affair

  • Option 3 Extreme

ALL ABOUT THE BRAIDS AND THE BEADS

Class for the longer coat types with color, decorative objects with different and unique braiding designs. Create an elegant, beautiful design for a salon trim, a formal black-tie event to the extreme with the longer 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 Before 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 the ring. 

  • The competitor must remove all bands 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     

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 2 CLIPPING AND CARVING

  • Option 1 Salon

  • Option 2 Formal Affair

  • Option 3 Extreme

  

ALL ABOUT THE INTRICATE CLIPPER WORK AND DESIGN 

Class for intricate coat designs and patterns created with clippers on pure breeds and mixed breeds with shorter coat types requiring minimum 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 Before 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 the 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 3: SCISSORING AND SCULPTING

  • Option 1 Salon 

  • Option 2 Formal Affair

  • Option 3 Extreme

ALL ABOUT SCISSORING AND SCULPTURING

Classes for salon, formal affair (similar to runway), and the extreme creative designs.

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 Before Competition 

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

  • 50% of color applied 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.

  • 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

JUDGING CONSIDERATIONS

Sculpting Curly Coats with Decorative Skin & Coat Art 

Overall Trim Style 

Expression and silhouette enhance the intricate creative design.

Overall, the clipper and scissor finish complement the design.

 

Clippers and Scissored Design

Clipper skills of design

Scissoring skills of design

Degree of the intricacy of 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

About Options

Salon Creative Styling Option

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

Black Tie and Pearls Creative Styling Option

Competition Dog must be styled to be presented on the walkway at a formal black tie and pearls event. The style must allow for the dog to move to present the design properly.

Extreme Creative Styling Option

Competition Dog is presented on the table with a backdrop to achieve the maximum effect—class for intricate and extreme designs with decorative skin and coat art on curly and other heavy-coated breeds. 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!

Join a team or form your team now to be a part of the greatest show in the industry—the IJA GROOM BOWL at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo in November 2021. Contact us for more information at hello@ijaonline.com.

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