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Education August 19-22
Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Mixed Salon Styling Breeds

Special Classes Tue, Aug 20 7:00 am - 10:30 am Grooming Stage

Mixed Salon Styling

Acceptable Breeds:  Any dog of mixed parentage, such as the Doodle or Cock-a-Poo. Any purebred dog distinctly NOT styled to breed profile. Examples: Poodle (No shaved feet, face or tail) Poodle in a Bedlington trim, Shih Tzu in a panda trim, Cocker in a suburban trim with scissored legs, Old English Sheepdog in a teddy bear, Asian Fusion Maltese. May use 2 bows for tie ups, small amounts of color (1 inch or less) may be added with chalk, blow pens or markers and limited to paws, ears, tail, and/or cheeks.

(See General and GroomTeam Rules for more information) 

17” and Under – 1:45 (1 hour, 45 minutes)                                                                                                              
Over 17” – 2:00 (2 hours)


Final Judging: Judge will evaluate the following: balance, symmetry, uniformity and style of the trim. Mixed Salon Styling, the ability of the groomer to create the best possible profile for the dog chosen, according to his/her body type, structure and coat. For scissored dogs, the plush overall appearance without scissor marks, unevenness or unintended protruding coat. For Hand stripped and/or carded dogs, proper technique to achieve smooth and natural appearance. Clipper work should be smooth and free of irritation. The difficulty with regard to the amount of coat removed, difficulty of the coat type, texture, quality and quantity, the difficulty.

Prize Money for Mixed Salon Styling:

Division: 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Open GTS $300 $200 $100
Intermediate $150 $100 $75
Entry $125 $75 $50

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