IJA GOES INTERNATIONAL IN A BIG WAY WITH MODEL DOG COMPETITIONS

Teams from around the world will gather at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo November 3 - 5 to compete in the first stop of the Model Dog World Championship Tour 

The three day international event will offer Model Dog Pure Breed Competitions, featuring the famous and fabulous Picture Perfect Poodle Trims, giving competitors the opportunity to create ultimate trim styles for the Poodle.

 

The  show will also offer Model Dog Creative Styling Competitions, giving competitors the greatest opportunity in their creative career. Yes, the sky's the limit when you are creating creative creations on model dogs.

 

Countries from around the world will qualify teams to compete in the first MODEL DOG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS in the pet care industry. If you are interested in forming a model dog competition team, please contact us hello@ijaonline.com.  

 

MODEL DOG PURE BREED COMPETITION FEATURING THE POODLE

Day 1 Pure Breed - Poodle - Conformation Trim Styles

First day requirements for the Model Dog Picture Perfect Poodle Competition is Conformation Ring Trim Styles featuring the Continental, English Saddle, Scandinavian, Modern and German (Terrier) Trim Styles.

 

Day 2 Pure Breed - Poodle- Banded Trim Styles

Second day requirements are all about the Oldies but Goodies Banded Trim Styles that competitors around the world have long demonstrated through their skills and talent in the ring. The USA ranked as one of best in achieving the banded trim styles. Industry icon Liz Paul won International Groomer of the Year in 1984 and is still remembered for her famous Desi Trim Style. Loretta Vogt Marches won International Groomer of the Year in 1985 with her version of the Town and Country Trim Style, and Vivian Nash took over the title of International Groomer of the Year in 1986 with her signature Sweetheart Trim Style.

 

Lynette Wallace stepped in the ring and wowed the crowd for years with her famous Spiral Trim Style that is still being created by top groomers from around the world. The Dutch Trim Style was one of the first banded trims and a specialty of many famous competitors such as Lynn Carver and Jackie Bowman.

 

Day 3 - Pure Breed - Poodle - Asian Trim Styles

Third day model dog competition focuses on Trending Trims Styles, and nothing is bigger around the world than Asian Styles. Competitors from around the world will create many different versions.  This could be history in the making with this new and exciting model dog competition.

 

Quick Reference Competition Schedule

Day 1 Conformation Ring Trim Styles

Team will consist of 5 members. Each member must create one of the following styles.

  1. Continental

  2. English Saddle

  3. Scandinavian

  4. Modern

  5. German Trim - Terrier

Day 2 Oldie But Goodies - Banded Trims

Team will consist of 5 members. Each member must create one of the following styles.

  1. Desi

  2. Town & Country

  3. Sweetheart

  4. Spiral

  5. Dutch

Day 3 Trending Trim Styles - Asian

Team will consist of 5 members. Each member must create one of the following styles.

​1. Asian Styles - Poodle Face and Poodle Feet (Short clippered face and feet)

2. Asian Styles - Scissored Face and Feet

3. Asian Styles - Combination Poodle Face and Feet and Scissored Face and Feet

4. Asian Styles - Free Style (Must be style suitable for salon styling) 

5. Asian Styles - Free Style (Must be style suitable for salon styling) 

*No color or decorative objectives allowed. Color and decorative objects permitted in creative competition. 

MODEL DOG CREATIVE COMPETITION FEATURING 3 DIFFERENT CREATIVE CATEGORIES & THEMES

Day 1 Creative Absolutely Abstract - Lines and Shapes

First day requirements for the Model Dog Creative Competition is all about lines and shapes to keep it straight. Curves and swirls to make it flow with a dash or splash of color and bright big bows to make it glow.  

 

Day 2 Creative Animal Instincts - Real and Imaginary

Second day requirements for Model Dog Creative Competition is all about animals, so time to take a walk on the wild side and create your real life safari that makes your competitors want to roar like the big cats. If your imagination creates more imaginary images or characters, then let your imagination run wild and create your own fairy tale.

 

Day 3 Creative Gorgeous Glittery Gardens - Flowers, Birds, Butterflies and Bees

Third day requirements for Model Dog Creative Competition is all about creating exotic and colorful flower gardens with big, beautiful and bright butterflies, birds and bumblebees. Time to show your skills and knowledge of coloring and decoration.

 

Quick Reference Competition Schedule

Creative Creations

  1. Absolutely Abstract - Lines and Shapes

  2. Animal Instincts - Real and Imaginary

  3. Gorgeous Glittery Gardens - Flowers, Birds, Butterflies and Bees

 

MODEL DOG CHALLENGE OFFERING ALL TRIM STYLES - THE CHOICE IS YOURS IN THIS NEW COMPETITION CLASS

This Model Dog Training and Competition Class takes the mystery out of styling model dogs! Train and compete all in one and open to anyone!

 

IJA is adding an individual model dog competition class to the Friday Schedule at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo to accommodate competitors who have expressed interest in the new and exciting model dog competition.

 

Take the dare to showcase your skills and flair in the competition arena when all variables are equal and fair in the new and exciting IJA Model Dog Challenge Competition Class.  

 

Where: Pittsburgh Pet Expo

When:  Friday: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost: $159

Includes:

  • Model Dog

  • Show Wig

  • Entry Fee

  • Before and After Photos

  • First, Second and Third placements awarded

  • Best in Class Model Dog Challenge Trophy

 

This event is open to all IJA members. Take the challenge and find out for yourself how much you can acheive and learn working on the model dog. You can also qualify for the 2018 Model Dog Team! Be a part of making history in the USA at the first IJA Sanctioned Model Dog Competitions.

 

Win the first Best In Class Model Dog Challenge. Step outside of the ordinary to demonstrate your extraordinary skills and your chance to win the Best In Class Model Dog Challenge Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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