Online Model Dog

Creative Competition and Certification

The IJA Online Model Dog Creative Styling Competition 

Anything and Everything Goes!

 

Create objects, design places, and holiday themes. Create real-life and imaginary animals and beautiful gardens from around the world. Compete with all model dogs’ colors and add on attachments you need to create the most wow presentation in a model dog class!

 

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

Class 2: Animal Instincts​ Real and Imaginary

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

Class 4: Creative Free Style, Poodle Asian Fusion, Curly Coat Asian Fusion, Drop Coat Asian Fusion, Curly Coat with Bands, All Other (if your design doesn't fit into the other options).

 

The VWGC championship events are conducted by IJA four times a year. The Best in Class and Best in Show finalists from the spring, summer, fall, and winter sessions are finalists for Best in the World in Pure Breed Trim Styles. Winners announced at the IJA TOP DOG Virtual Awards event in December. 

Individual Entry

The Best MODEL DOG ARTIST in Creative Trims in the Show!
  • 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 class to be eligible for the Best in Show in Creative Stylin on Model Dogs.

 

The Best All-Around MODEL DOG ARTIST IN SHOW IN CREATIVE TRIMS 

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.

Team Entries

The Best Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles
  • Team Members must compete in all three classes and complete the five options in be eligible for Best MODEL DOG ARTIST TEAM in Show in Creative Trim Styles on Model Dogs.

 

 The Best All-Around State Team in Show in Creative Trim Styles
  • Team Members must compete in all three classes and complete the five options to be eligible for Best All-Around MODEL DOG ARTIST TEAM in Show in Creative Trim Styles on Model Dogs.

Class TEAM Placements

Country Team Entries

Creative Classes

Creative Classes for Model Dogs and Model Dog Heads

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

  • 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​

  • 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

 

Class 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

*Asian Fusion has been moved to Model Dog Free Style.

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 materials 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 pra oper 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 the 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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