groomQuest Class 

Salon Freestyle

In Salon freestyle the object of the class is to style a breed into a different breed

You may style a Pure Breed to look like any other purebred other than what you commence with. You can also groom a cross breed to look like a pure breed. This is a fun class where you can let your imagination run. In this class you do not groom the dog you start with into it’s own breed specific groom as you do in Purebreed classes. An example would be turning a Poodle into a Kerry blue. A Bichon into a Poodle or a cross breed into any breed specific trim.

Colour and decorative ornaments are not permitted in this class unless it is something that is permitted in the conformation ring

As with most classes, care and attention should be given to cleanliness of the coat which should also be well dried. Neat clipper work with a well balanced finish and profile are always important to judges. Hygiene area , Nails & Pads are encouraged and permitted to be completed prior to entering the ring.Timeframe is 2 hours

 

Aussie Freestyle

 

Aussie Freestyle is similar to Salon Freestyle but with the use of subtle colour. Subtle colour includes tipping of ears, feet and tail but does not allow full body colour. Decorative ornaments are not permitted in this class unless it is something that is permitted in the conformation ring. You may style a Pure Breed to look like any other purebred other than what you commence with. You can also groom a cross breed to look like a pure breed. This is another fun class where you can let your imagination run. . An example would be turning a Poodle into a Kerry blue. A Bichon into a Poodle or a cross breed into any breed specific trim

As with most classes, care and attention should be given to cleanliness of the coat which should also be well dried. Neat clipper work with a well balanced finish and profile are always important to judges. Hygiene area , Nails & Pads are encouraged and permitted to be completed prior to entering the ring.Timeframe is 2 hours

 

Oodle Class ( mixed breed)

 

As the name suggests this is a class for cross breed oodles or mixed breed dogs. Transform your oodle into any salon groom. Colour and bling not permitted. Bows and light accessories permitted. As with most classes, care and attention should be given to cleanliness of the coat which should also be well dried. Neat clipper work with a well balanced finish and profile are always important to judges. Hygiene area , Nails & Pads are encouraged and permitted to be completed prior to entering the ring.Timeframe is 2 hours

 

 

 

Asian Fusion

 

Maybe we could call this class Bling fest ? This is where you bring your best bling and decorative experience and create the ultimate Asian Fusion experience. Light colour is only permitted on the cheeks of the dog. Colour or body sculpting is not permitted. Only safe product use is permitted. If unsure please contact groomquest co-ordinator for confirmation. Bleach and hot glue guns are not permitted. Bling it and bring it. As with most classes, care and attention should be given to cleanliness of the coat which should also be well dried. Neat clipper work with a well balanced finish and profile are always important to judges. Hygiene area , Nails & Pads are encouraged and permitted to be completed prior to entering the ring.

Timeframe is 2 hours

 

Salon Fusion

 

Unlike Asian Fusion this is where your body carving or shaping comes into play. This is body design central or creative without the colour. Light bling or subtle colour that enhances your groom is permitted around your body shaping but not full colour. As with most classes, care and attention should be given to cleanliness of the coat which should also be well dried. Neat clipper work with a well balanced finish and profile are always important to judges. Hygiene area , Nails & Pads are encouraged and permitted to be completed prior to entering the ring.Timeframe is 2 hours

 

 

J Pop

J Pop is a style that is created for the pet owner that is easy to maintain at home. This is an opportunity to show your individual flair with your own grooming and create a signature groom .The attributes of the groom should be stylish , fashionable and realistic. The face should be “ happy “ in appearance with big eyes. Colour is not permitted on the face but  subtle colour can be used on body , tail & legs to enhance the groom. Legs should have clear lines and be matching. Tapered , Flared or Banana legs are advisable. The complete groom should be in balance with itself. As with most classes, care and attention should be given to cleanliness of the coat which should also be well dried. Neat clipper work with a well balanced finish and profile are always important to judges. Hygiene area , Nails & Pads are encouraged and permitted to be completed prior to entering the ring. 2 hour timeframe with additional points can be awarded for finishing before time 

 

Model Dog Competition Rules

The Model Dog Grooming Competition is an exciting concept, offering all Australian Groomers the opportunity to enter the world of competitive grooming! no more stressing about finding a suitable dog, Model Dogs are now readily available through Australian Grooming suppliers, often used for groomer training these dogs are also a perfect medium for the competition ring. 

Preparation  Model Dogs must be brought to the competition fully prepped, ie the wig must be fitted on your model, the eyes and nose installed and the coat thoroughly brushed out.

 Prepping procedures also allowed​: Ears may be removed and reset to depict correct ear set for your chosen breed Eyes may be modified Legs may be shortened if deemed necessary for your chosen breed Tails may be modified to represent your chosen breed  Coat trimming during preparation is ​NOT​ permitted  Colour may be added

Tools Groomers are required to bring their own equipment. Cordless clippers Corded clippers must be tagged ( please check with organisers if you require power) Scissors - straights, curves, thinners, chunkers, texturizers  Brushes & combs Hair spray, texturising products are allowed to create hold & add volume 

Handling Contestants must maintain professionalism and handle the model dogs with respect at all times during the competition. Removal of the wig, ears and or tail is not permitted during the competition 

Classes are judged as one level. There will also be a best First timers award  

 Pure Breed​ - You may groom your model dog into any breed of the Australian Kennel Club, use of colour is permitted if necessary to reflect breed, in this class dogs must be groomed to breed profile. Sprays, Banding and products to give texture and hold are permitted No decorative items such as bows unless they are typical in the conformation ring .. for example .. Maltese, Shih Tzu .. Judging will be based on profile, expression and finish

Time allowed - 2hrs 30mins

 Asian Fusion​ - Showcase your Asian Styling and or Teddy Bear Trims, we encourage the use of bandanas, neckties, bows and colour in this class to depict typical Asian Styling, use products to give texture & hold are permitted .. Judging will be based on finish and expression and must be an Asian inspired design  Time allowed - 2hrs 30mins

 Creative​ - Let your creativity flow, we encourage colour, accessories etc the only limitation is your imagination, be inspired by colour, creatures, cartoons or flowers … anything goes,use products to give texture & hold are permitted. Judging will be based on creativity, technical skill and quality of finish  Time allowed - 2hrs 30mins

Judging Judges evaluation will take into account, profile, finish, expression and technical difficulty. Due to the sensitivity of the models the Judge will not comb or handle the model dogs 

Presenting your Model Dog At the end of the competition your table must be cleared of dog hair. You may cover your table with a cloth before presenting your model dog. You must remain within arms reach of your model dog at all times. Smoothing the coat after the competition is not permitted  Adding accessories after the competition is not permitted 

 

Traditional Classes

For groomQuest traditional classes All Other Purebred /Terrier / Poodle / Gundog which includes Level 3 Groom Team Australia (GTA) qualifying we operate under European Grooming Assn rules (EGA)

Some of these rules we adapt to suit Australian conditions

One of these rules is the use of Snap On Combs (guide combs)

At groomQuest the use of Snap On Combs (guide combs) in AOP & Poodle is permitted in all levels 1 , 2 & 3

In the Terrier & Gundog classes the use of clippers and snap on combs are not permitted in Level 2 & Level 3 however the use of clippers and snap on combs in Level 1 are permitted in the Terrier and Gundog classes

The use of all tools is important in all classes but groomers will be penalised for overuse of thinning shears in Level 2 & 3 Gundog & Terrier classes

Any other enquiries please email the co-ordinator – info@thegroomingschool.com.au or attend the competitors meeting prior to the contest

All Other Purebred : http://europeangroomingassociation.com/comprules.php

Terrier

http://europeangroomingassociation.com/comprules.php

Poodle

http://europeangroomingassociation.com/comprules.php

Gundog

http://europeangroomingassociation.com/comprules.php