Poodles  – Qualifies for Groom team Points
Sporting – Qualifies for groom Team Points
Terrier – Qualifies for Groom Team Points
All Other Pure Breeds – Qualifies for Groom Team Points

Acceptable coat growth for all classes:
6 weeks growth and preferably no visible pattern is recommended, however the show management and judges recognizes that some coats grow faster than others. Adequate coat, therefore, will be defined as follows: All dogs should have sufficient coat to allow the groomer to make a distinct change in the dog’s appearance.

POODLES:
Acceptable breeds:
All sizes,natural colors of purebred Poodles.  This class may be split into two separate classes as follows:
17” and under, Over 17”
Times:
11” and under – 1:30
over 11” up to and including 17” – 1:45
over 17” up to and including 23” – 2:00
over 23” –‐ 2:15
Styling:
All pet and show poodle styles are acceptable provided they follow the breed profile of the poodle. All trimming and styling must be completed within the time frame of the competition with the exception of the feet, which may be shaved prior to the contest.
*Feet may be shaved prior to competition start time
***Scissored feet such as in the German trim are permissible, but must be styled during the time frame of the competition

*Face must be shaved during competition time frame
***Mustache and/or beard are permissible

*Scissored face styles such as Bichon type faces are not permissible

*Show topknots may be pre-banded, including hair extensions prior to the start of the class. 
*Spray up products are prohibited prior to the start of the class.

SPORTING:
Acceptable breeds:
*All sporting breeds (with the exception of the Irish Water Spaniel, and possibly some other breeds due to coat type) will compete in the All Other Pure Breeds class. The German Wire Hair Pointer (and possibly some other breeds due to coat type) would compete in the Terrier Class .
*Please see show addendum for a complete list of acceptable breeds.

Time frame: Time frames are specific to each breed as per rule addendum. Time frames are specific to hand strip or clippered styling. Hand strip/card guidelines follow typical show ring styling.

Styling: Grooming and styling must adhere to the breed profile recommendations as accepted in pure breed dog shows. Pet trims will not be considered in the judges’ evaluations. Entries groomed in pet styles other than accepted show styles, must compete in the free style class.


TERRIER:
Acceptable breeds: All pure breeds with wire coat types that are typically hand stripped for the show ring. Examples include:  Wire Fox Terrier, Standard and Giant Schnauzer, Wire Hair Dachshund, Scottish Terrier and the Wire Coat Brussels Griffon. Please see show addendum for a complete list of acceptable breeds.

*Acceptable coat growth: Rolled or rotated coats on hand–‐ stripped dogs are permissible; however the work in the ring must be sufficient to allow the groomer to make a distinct change in the appearance of the dog.

*Time Frames: Time frames are specific to each breed as per rule addendum. Time frames are specific to hand strip or clippered styling. Hand strip guidelines follow typical show styling.

Styling: Grooming and styling must adhere to the breed profile recommendations as accepted in purebred dog shows. Pet trims will not be considered in the judges’ evaluations. Entries groomed in pet styles other than accepted show styles, must compete in the free style class.
Exception: It is permissible to use a clipper and/or thinning shears and scissors, when body work is typically hand stripped, but breed profile is paramount and hand stripping encouraged.

ALL OTHER PUREBREDS:
Acceptable breeds:  All purebred dogs not included in the other classes listed. Please see show addendum for a complete list of acceptable breeds.

Time Frames: Time frames are specific to each breed as per rule addendum

Styling: Grooming and styling must adhere to the breed profile. Pet trims will not be considered in the judges’ evaluations. Entries groomed in pet styles other than accepted show styles, must compete in the free style class.