Entry Confirmation - Pure Breed Classes

Entry must be confirmed dog is entered in correct class and time frame.

  • Must be the correct breed for class, if applicable.
  • Must be entered in a correct time frame, if applicable.
  • Must be measured to confirm time frame, if applicable.
Entry Confirmation - Free Style Classes

Entry must be confirmed dog is entered in correct class and time frame.

  • Must be a mixed breed or a pure breed trimmed in a pet trim or a freestyle trim.
  • Must be measured to confirm time frame, if applicable.
  • Must be entered in the correct time frame, if applicable.
Pre-Judge Documentation

Judging panel documents the following about competition dog.

  • Amount of coat growth.
  • Amount of pre-set coat growth pattern
  • Missing coat, ear infection, etc.
  • If competition dog is supplied or if a competitor has groomed dog previously.
Confirm with Competitor

The following information must be confirmed with a competitor to eliminate confusion after the start of a competition.

  • Correct start time for class or level.
  • A correct time frame for breed or class.
Photo Station

Competitor and competition dog must proceed to photo station where a pre-contest photo will be taken. Dogs will be measured, if applicable, in the photo station or in a ring.

Dog grooming competition 2014 - throwback

Table Assignment Area

Competitor and competition dog must proceed to a table assignment area at ringside. IJA team will direct competitor to table or competitor may receive table assignment during check-in procedures.

Station Set Up Time

Station set up time begins after check-in procedure and ends 15 minutes before the competition starts. Contestants must check their equipment and electrical power at this time.

Competitor Meeting: 10 Minutes Before Start Time 

Contestants must be at their tables in ring 10 minutes before the competition begins to attend competitor meeting conducted before the start of each class. Timeframes, awards, Johnnie Break and other changes in procedures will be announced at this time.

Competition Start 

Competitions will begin on schedule unless conditions exist beyond the control of IJA or show promoter.