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STATE TEAM MEMBERS
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QUALIFICATIONS for State Team
Level 2 Master or Higher Rating
PRE QUALIFICATION for State Team
2018 state team members pre qualify for their 2019 state team. State team members confirm participation with your state team captain.
PREVIOUS RANKING in IJA Shows
IJA Competitors who have achieved a Level 2 Master Rank or Higher in 2016, 2017 and 2018 qualify to participate on their state team in 2019 at regionals and nationals. Contact your state captain. If you do not have a state team contact us at to form your team.
Seasoned Competitors QUALIFY NOW!
Seasoned competitors who are interested in qualifying can attend a championship training with the qualifying competitions or attend a pet expo with the qualifying competitions. If you do not have a state team contact us at to form your team.
Level 1 Competitors - Continue Your Steps to Success
For competitors in Level 1 continue to attend competitions in the IJA Competition Ring or in the salon at our championship training events to achieve the next level.
Resident of State Required
The IJA Competitor must be a resident of the state for 3 months and must be able to show proof of residency.
The IJA Competitor must achieve a Level 2 Master Rank or Higher in a specific Coat Type Category.
How to Qualify to Compete in State Competitions
IJA has created policies and procedures to qualify individual competitors to create the best when it comes to state teams to participate in regional and national competitions. The IJA State Team Members are our super stars who set standards today in our competition arenas for our team members of tomorrow to follow.
Qualifying One or More Coat Types
The IJA competitor has the opportunity to qualify for their state team in one or in all coat type categories.
For example: The IJA competitor can achieve a Level 3 Expert Rank or Higher in the Curly Coat Type and Level 2 in a Wire Coat Type.
Pure Breed Competition Classes
Pure Breed or Mixed Breed can be used to create the Pure Breed Conformation Trim Style.
Competition dog must have correct coat type for class.
Multitude of Coat Types
Example: Golden Retriever
Pure Breed or Mixed breed trimmed in a Golden Retriever conformation trim style ready to go into the conformation ring.
Sporting Coat Types
Example: Cocker Spaniel
Pure Breed or Mixed breed trimmed in a Cocker Spaniel conformation trim style ready to go into the conformation ring.
Wire Coat Types
Example: West Highland Terrier
Pure Breed or Mixed breed trimmed in a West Highland Terrier conformation trim style ready to go into the conformation ring.
Curly Coat Types
Example: Bichon Frise
Pure Breed or Mixed breed trimmed in a Bichon Frise conformation trim style ready to go into the conformation ring.
Speciality Class: Poodles - Toy - Miniature - Standard
Conformation Trim Styles and Free Style Trims
Free Style Competition Classes - NO PURE BREED TRIMS ALLOWED
This class is reserved for unique trims such as the fox, the lion, and the panda trim styles.
Mix and match trim style components. Just no conformation trims styles!
Example: Pomeranian trimmed in a Lion Trim Style or a Panda Trim.
Mixed and Pure Breeds in conformation trims are judged in conformation trim class.
CHAMPIONSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOPS WITH QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS WITH EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
IJA conducts Championship Training Workshop and Competitions for onsite hands on training to prepare and qualify competitors for their individual state teams.
Suggested for the beginner with novice skills to be evaluated and scored.
Championship Training Workshops and Competitions are conducted at local salons and schools by our IJA Judges and Level 4 Specialists. We bring this event to you!
Championship Training Workshop with Competition Locations and Dates
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QUALIFYING COMPETITIONS WITH CERTIFICATIONS WITH EDUCATION AT IJA SHOWS AT THE PET EXPOS
Suggested for the individual who has competed before in conformation or in grooming competitions.
Suggested for the novice to be evaluated and scored and placed in a level to determine his or her path to take with IJA.
IJA conducts 3 qualifying events with all competitions for competitors to receive an evaluation, score, rank and title to be eligible for a state team. IJA ranking and scoring is utilized. Judges use the international scoring system established and maintained by IJA Judges since 1998.
IJA SHOW at the Columbus Pet Expo - March
IJA SHOW at the Mardi Gras Pet Expo - May
IJA SHOW at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo - November
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