Onsite Model Dog

Creative

Individual Entry

The Best Canine Stylist in Show in Creative Trim Styles on Model Dogs

Compete with all colors of model dogs to achieve the pure breed trim styles. 

  • The individual competitor can compete in one or all classes to win Best in Show Creative Styling with Model Dogs.

  • The individual competitor may submit more than one entry in a specific coat type category to achieve best in class to be eligible for Best in Show Creative Styling with Model Dogs.

 

The Best All-Around Canine Stylist in Show in Creative Trim Styles on Model Dogs

  • To be eligible for Best All-Around in Show in Creative Trim Styles, the individual competitor must compete in all three creative classes.

  • The individual competitor may submit more than one entry in the trim style categories to achieve a first, second, or third placement to be eligible for the show’s Best All-Around. The highest placements are utilized from each class to calculate the Best All-Around competitor in the show for model dogs.

State Team Entries

Best State Team in Show Competitions
Pure Breed Competition Entry (Team Members)

Compete with all colors of model dogs to achieve the ultimate creative trim style.

Each team member must compete in the three creative classes for a total of three.

The Best State Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles
  • The State Team Members must compete in the three classes to be eligible for Best State Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles on model dogs.

 

 The Best All-Around State Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles

  • The State Team Members must compete in the required three  Creative Classes to be eligible for Best All-Around State Team in Show with Creative Trim Styles on Model Dogs.

Country Team Entries

Best Country Team in Show Competitions
Creative Competition Entry (3 Team Members)

Compete with a pure breed or a mixed breed to achieve the pure breed trim styles.

Each team member must compete in the four pure breed coat type classes. 

Each team member must compete in two of the Poodle classes for a total of 6 entries. 

The Best Country Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles

  • The Country Team Members must compete in the Three Creative Classes for Best Country Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles.

 

 The Best All-Around Country Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles

  • The Country Team Members must compete in the 3 Creative Classes to be eligible for Best All-Around Country Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles. 

Creative Classes

Class 1: Abstract Lines, Shapes, Swirls, Objects, Places, People and Holiday Themes

Division A: 1 Team Member

Division B: 1 Team Member

Option 1: Abstract Lines, Shapes, and Swirls

Option 2: Objects - Robots, Cars, Boats, and Things

Option 3: Places - Vegas, Rome, and Disney World

Option 4: People Real Life or Fantasy - Elvis Presley, Beatles, and Snow White

Option 5: Holiday Themes - Christmas, New Years, Mardi Gras, and Birthday Parties

Class 2:  Animal Instincts

Division A: 1 Team Member

Division B: 1 Team Member

Option 1: Animal Instincts - Real-life Animals, Tigers, and Lions

Option 2: Animal Instincts - Cartoon Characters, Imaginary

Option 3: Animal Instincts - Creatures and Monsters on Land and Sea

Option 4: Animal Instincts - Mythical Creatures

Option 5: Animal Instincts - Birds, Reptiles, and Insect

 

CATEGORY 3: Gardens Jungle, Desert, African Plains, Flowers, Bird, Bees, Tropical - Under the Sea

Option 1: Gardens - Jungle

Option 2: Gardens - Desert, Rainforest 

Option 3: Gardens - Flowers, Birds, Butterflies, and Bees

Option 4: Gardens - Tropical Paradise

Option 5: Gardens - Under the Sea

Type of Model Dog and Wig

All types of model dogs are allowed in online competitions. It is the responsibility of the competitor to choose the best to achieve the best results.

 

Prep Procedures Allowed

Tools, glue guns, and material required to change the head, ear, body, leg, feet, and tail types can create real-life and fantasy expressions and profiles.

  • Head and neck may be re-set to create proper length.

  • Eyes may be replaced and reset to create proper eye set and expression.

  • Ears may be re-set or modified to create the correct ear set and carriage.

  • Body modified to create the correct body type for the animal, creature, or thing.

  • Legs shortened or lengthened to achieve the body structure.  

  • Tail reset or modified to achieve the correct silhouette.

 

PRODUCTS - DECORATIVE ITEMS - DOG MANNEQUIN

Creative Classes - Anything Goes in Creative Creations

Products

  • Bands, tie up ribbons permitted.

  • Wire and other material to change or create different ears, tails, legs, wings, and everything is permitted.

  • Sprays and products to hold the coat in place and to give volume and texture permitted.

  • Glues and other types of adhesives

 

Coat Color

  • Full color is encouraged to enhance overall expression, profile, and creative design. Color to create a more real-life image or imaginary animal, bird, creature, or thing. Example: Coat color is correct for the Zebra or specific flowers.

 

Decorative Items

  • All types of decorative items are allowed to enhance the overall creative creation.

 

Additional Wigs

  • Model dog coat banded to create extensions to create length and volume permitted.

  • Other wigs are permitted to create volume and length.

  • Props allowed and encouraged to create and enhance the overall theme, such as sand, greenery, etc.

 

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

  • Clippers and blades

  • Snap-on combs or blade attachments

  • Scissors, thinners, and chunkers

 

COMPETITORS PRESENTATION AFTER COMPETITION

  • Competitors must remove all hair, products, and tools from the table and place table covering for judging.

  • The team must furnish table covering to match team uniforms.

 

Primary judging considerations for pure breed classes are:

  • Technical Application and Finish

  • Profile and Expression

  • Degree of Difficulty of Trim Style

  • Professionalism

 

Primary judging considerations for creative classes are:

  • Design

  • Color

  • Decorative

  • Technical

  • Creativity

  • Professionalism

IJA Members Receive More than A Placement
Members receive access to their IJA Portfolio with evaluations, rank, and scores with before and after photos of all entries.
 
All competitors must be registered members of IJA to compete in online competitions and to be part of the voting community on IJA Top Dog of the Year Awards.
 
The IJA Membership and Annual Update Fee is $45.00.

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