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Competition System

STATE TEAM TRIM STYLE REQUIREMENTS

LIVE DOG PURE BREED AND FREE STYLE COMPETITION CLASSES AND TRIM STYLE REQUIREMENTS

            LIVE DOG CREATIVE STYLING COMPETITION CLASSES AND TRIM STYLE REQUIREMENTS

Listed below are the trim styles by coat types and competition classes. Team members are required to choose one of the trim styles listed. Pure breeds and mixed breeds are permitted to achieve conformation and freestyle trims.

DAY 1 Curly Coat Type Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Trim Style Requirements 

Bedlington Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

Portuguese Water Dog Lion

Portuguese Water Dog Retriever

DAY 1 Curly Coat Type Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Trim Style Requirements

Bichon Frise

Soft Coated Wheaton Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

Bouvier des Flandres

DAY 1 Wire Coat Type Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Short Legged Terrier Type Trim Styles

(Option: Long Legged Terrier Trim Styles)

Cairn Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

West Highland Terrier

DAY 1 Wire Coat Type Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Long Legged Terrier Type Trim Styles

(Option: Short Legged Terrier Type Trim Styles)

Airedale Terrier

German  Wire Pointer

Irish Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Schnauzer ( Miniature - Standard - Giant )

Welsh Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier

DAY 2 Sporting Coat Type Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel

English Setter

Gordon Setter

Irish Setter

Springer Spaniel

*Additional breeds with sporting coat types may be added. 

DAY 2 Multitude of Coat Type Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Collie (Rough)

Golden Retriever

Newfoundland 

Pomeranian

Shetland Sheepdog

*Additional breeds may be added. 

DAY 2 FreeStyle Curly Coat Types Only Class

Division A

1 Team Member

No Pure Breed Conformation Trims Permitted. 

No Poodle Trims Permitted. 

DAY 2 FreeStyle All Coat Types 

Division A

1 Team Member

No Pure Breed Conformation Trims Permitted. 

No Poodle Trims Permitted. 

DAY 3 Poodle Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Continental

English Saddle

Puppy 1

Puppy 2

Puppy AKC

DAY 3 Poodle Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Banded Trim Desi

Banded Trim Dutch

Banded Trim Spiral

Banded Trim Sweetheart

Banded Trim Town and Country

DAY 3 Poodle Class

Division A

1 Team Member

German

DAY 3 Poodle Class

Division A

1 Team Member

Modern

If you would like to form a state team or participate in a state team, please contact the IJA Team. The IJA Sanctioned Competition System offers state, regional and national competitions. 

Creative Styling Classes introduced 2019 at second IJA Sanctioned National Competition in Pittsburgh, PA.  Listed below are the classes offered by coat types to give competitors the opportunity to work on specific coat types or compete in a different category each day. Awards by coat types and by best all around creative styling coat type specialist. 

 

Team member must pick 1 of the 3 coat type categories each day. Pure breeds and mixed breeds are permitted to achieve creative styling trims.  

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES

DAY 1 Category: Sculpting Curly Coats with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     Formal Affair Creative Styling

Class for intricate skin and coat art on Curly Coat Types. 

No color please! Similar to runway competitions.

Backdrops allowed. No Skits.

Division A

1 Team Member

Category: Curly Coat Types

DAY 1 Category: Braiding & Beading with Decorative Skin & Coat Art      Formal Affair Creative Stying

Class for Long and Flowing Drop Coat Types with color, decorative objects with different and unique braiding designs. Bring on the color please! 

Backdrops allowed. No Skits.

 

Division A

1 Team Member

Category: Long and Flowing Coat Types

DAY 1 Category:  Short & Smooth Coated Designs with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     Formal Affair  Creative Styling

Class for intricate coat patterns, with color and decorative objects on Short, Smooth, Medium Smooth Coat Types. This class is all about the clipper work! 

Backdrops allowed. No Skits.

Division A

1 Team Member

Category: Short, Smooth, Medium Smooth Coat Types

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES 

DAY 2 Category: Sculpting & Coloring with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     Salon Creative Styling

Class for salon type creative designs suitable to go home with pet family and return in 6 to 8 weeks for next styling session. Over styled and extreme lengths, extreme decorative objects not suitable for a salon creative trim style will be penalized. 

Division A

1 Team Member

Category: Curly Coat, Rough, Rough Nordic, Medium Long Coat Types


DAY 2  Category: Short & Smooth Coated Designs with Decorative SKing & Coat Art      Salon  Creative Styling

Competition Dog must be able to go home with pet family and return in 6 to 8 weeks for next styling session. Over decorated objects not suitable for salon creative trim style will be penalized. 

Division A

1 Team Member

Category: Short, Smooth, Medium Smooth,  Coat Types


DAY 2 Category: Braiding & Beading with Color and Small Decorative Skin and Coat Art Class      Salon Creative Styling

Competition Dog must be able to go home with pet family and return in 6 to 8 weeks for  next styling session. Over styled and extreme lengths, decorative objects not suitable for a salon creative trim style will be penalized. 

Division A

1 Team Member

Long and Flowing Drop Coat Types

PICK 1 OF 3 CLASSES 

DAY 3 Category: Sculpting Curly Coats with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     Extreme Creative Styling  

Class for intricate and extreme designs with decorative skin and coat art on Curly Coat Types. The sky is the limit so put you creative mind in it to win it. Color, Color and More Color! Props and Skits and Costumes and Songs this competition wants it all !

 

Backdrops allowed.  Skits Allowed - Judge Separately

Division A

1 Team Member

Category: Curly Coat Types

DAY 3 Category: Braiding & Beading with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     Extreme Creative Styling

Class for Long and Flowing Drop Coat Types with extreme color, decorative objects with different and unique braiding designs. Bring on the color please! 

 

Backdrops allowed.  Skits Allowed - Judge Separately

Division A

1 Team Member

Category: Long and Flowing Coat Types

DAY 3 Category: Short & Smooth Coated Designs with Decorative Skin & Coat Art     Extreme Creative Styling 

Class for intricate and extreme coat patterns, with color and decorative objects on Short, Smooth, Medium Smooth Coat Types. This class is all about the clipper work on this group of coat types. 

Backdrops allowed. Skits Allowed - Judge Separately

Division A

1 Team Member

Category: Short, Smooth, Medium Smooth Coat Types

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