Making History in the Dog Grooming Competition Arena is what IJA does best: introducing new competitions, new methods and new ideas to train and recognize the best in the art of bathing, grooming and styling the canine with professionalism. 

 

STEPS TO SUCCESS COMPETITION SYSTEM 

IJA announced a new system in 2107 to qualify teams to participate in state, regional and national competitions. The IJA Steps to Success Competition System with state, regional, national and then international competitions offers it all for all competitors. 

 

EDUCATION SYSTEM with COMPETITION with TESTING SYSTEM to award prizes and certifications. 

The competition system incorporates education and testing in the competition ring to move competitors up in levels of skills and expertise in a progressive and organized manner. Competitors receive a novice, master, expert or specialist ranking.

Our IJA Competitors are our super stars from Level 1 to Level 4. Everyone has a special skill or knowledge to share that puts them at the top of the list. With the IJA Competition System with Certifications with Education,  IJA Competitors Can Always Go All The Way!

First National Championship Competition 2018 Big Time Success

The first IJA Sanctioned National Championship Competition was conducted at the IJA SHOW at the Pittsburgh PET EXPO in November 2018. It was a big time success in all aspects of the event and gives us the drive to offer more!

Congrats to all IJA Competitors for the amazing 2018 competition year.

Congrats to all IJA Competitors on state teams who competed for the first time in the first IJA Sanctioned National Championship Competition. You all rocked the show with everything you know about the art of taking care and styling the coat on man's best friend. 

First IJA Sanctioned National Championship Competition Results 

Congratulations on your outstanding achievements!

The Best State Grooming Team - Kentucky State Grooming Team 

The Best Competitor with the Best Groomed Competition Dog - Michelle Worthy with Kentucky State Grooming Team

The Best All Around Competitor - Jennifer Anders with the Virginia State Grooming Team. 

The Best Professional Presentation - Katelyn Smith with the Pennsylvania State Grooming Team.

The Best Safe and Gentle Handling - Mindy Dinwiddie with the Michigan State Grooming Team. 

 

Congrats to all 2018 IJA Competitors for an Amazing Year

We want to thank all IJA Competitors who have competed in the past.

Big time thanks to all competitors for signing up for this amazing journey in our 2019 competition year.

We welcome all future competitors to come on board now for the ride. A chance to be all you want to be with IJA in the USA and around the world.  

The USA TOP TEN

The top performing competitors from all state teams qualified for the Top Ten USA International Competition Team. An additional Top Ten in Training announced as the Back Up Team. 

Good Luck to the first USA Top Ten Competition Team in April 2019!

The 2018 Top Ten Team will step on the international stage to represent the USA in the first World Wide Country Challenge in April 2019. The team will travel to South Korea to compete against the Top Ten Team from the Korean Kennel Club. The event will take place at the Korean Kennel Club Dog Show at the convention center. SHOW THE LOVE SPONSOR NOW Our first USA Top Ten Team will travel on our first trip and need your support to help with the expenses. 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS - THE GROOM OFFS THE GROOM BOWL 

REGIONAL COMPETITIONS - THE SHOW OFFS

STATE COMPETITIONS - THE PLAY OFFS 

IJA is excited to announce state regional and national competitions will offer pure breed, 

free style and creative on live dogs and pure breed, free style and creative on model dogs.  

 

Free style trims are all about creating cute, unique, different, beautiful expressions and trim styles using a mix of components from all pure breed dogs.  

Competitions for Everyone!

IJA will also accept pure breed and mixed breeds in all classes!

Competitors can use mixed breeds or pure breeds to create the required pure breed trim styles. 

Train and Qualify at IJA Sanctioned Championship Workshop with Competition with Certifications

or

Compete and Train at IJA Sanctioned Qualifying Competitions at the IJA SHOWS at the PET EXPOS

 

Live Dog

Pure Breed

Free Style

Creative

 

Model Dog

Pure Breed

Free Style

Creative

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