PURE BREED & FREE STYLE CONTEST PROCEDURES

Competitor Check In Station

Contestants must bring competition dogs to IJA check in station to confirm registration

and receive table assignment before each class start.

  • IJA opens check in station 60 minutes before competition begins.

  • Contestants must complete all check in procedures before entering contest ring.

  • Contestants will be assigned a table after completion of check in procedures.

  • IJA closes check in station 15 minutes before competition begins.

  • Contestants must complete check in 15 minutes prior to start of competition.

  • Competitors not checked in within required time frame cannot compete.

 

Exceptions to the Rule:

Contestants who place in a previous class who are required to have promotional photos

taken immediately after awards, may check in up to 5 minutes before competition start.

Competitor should notify check in desk of late arrival.

 

Qualification of the Competition Dog

The following information must be confirmed to qualify competition dog during prejudge

time frame. Competition dog:

  • Must be competition dog age

    • Mature enough but young enough to enjoy competition

    • Suggested age approximately (1) one year to (10) ten years.

    • Responsibility of competitor to determine if dog is healthy enough.

      • If found during check in or during competition, age of dog is affecting safety of dog, judging panel will notify competitor to discontinue competition.

  • Must be in compliance with applicable vaccinations for city, county, state or country hosting competition.

  • Must show no signs of obvious pregnancy or nursing.

  • Must appear healthy, free of infectious diseases and parasites.

  • Must be physically able to stand on grooming table for competition time frame and judging.

  • Must show no signs of aggression or viciousness.

  • Must be on safety lead or safety loop when not in a crate.

  • Must be under control and may not be left unattended while on grooming table.

  • Must be properly crated and cared for, with food and water, when left in secure holding area, hotel room or other accommodations.

Entry Confirmation - Pure Breed Classes

Entry must be confirmed dog is entered in correct class and time frame.

  • Must be correct breed for class, if applicable.

  • Must be entered in correct time frame, if applicable.

  • Must be measured to confirm time frame , if applicable.

  • Must be confirmed conformation show trims is required.

 

Entry Confirmation - Free Style Classes

Entry must be confirmed dog is entered in correct class and time frame.

  • Must be a mixed breed or a pure breed trimmed in a pet trim or a free style trim.

  • Must be measured to confirm time frame , if applicable.

  • Must be entered in the correct time frame, if applicable.

 

Pre-Judge Documentation

Judging panel documents the following about competition dog.

  • Amount of coat growth.

  • Amount of pre-set coat growth pattern

  • Missing coat, ear infection, etc.

  • If competition dog is supplied or if competitor has groomed dog previously.

 

Confirm with Competitor

The following information must be confirmed with competitor to eliminate confusion after

start of competition.

  • Correct start time for class or level.

  • Correct time frame for breed or class.

 

Photo Station

Competitor and competition dog must proceed to photo station where pre-contest photo

will be taken. Dogs will be measured, if applicable, in the photo station or in ring.

 

Table Assignment Area

Competitor and competition dog must proceed to table assignment area at ringside. IJA

team will direct competitor to table or competitor may receive table assignment during

check in procedures.

 

Station Set Up Time

Station set up time begins after check in procedure and ends 15 minutes before

competition starts. Contestants must check their equipment and electrical power at this

time.

 

Competitor Meeting: 10 Minutes Before Start Time

Contestants must be at their tables in ring 10 minutes before competition begins to attend competitor meeting conducted before start of each class. Time frames, awards, Johnnie Break and other changes in procedures will be announced at this time.

 

Competition Start

Competitions will begin on schedule unless conditions exist beyond the control of IJA or

show promoter.

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