Head to Toe

March 8-11, 2018
Georgia International Convention Center

GroomTeam Rules & Breeds

Acceptable coat growth for all GT sanctioned classes:

It is the responsibility of the show promoter and /or their designated judges to determine adequate coat growth.

Acceptable Styling for all GT sanctioned classes:

  • All styling must take place during the time frame of the competition except where noted
  • All dogs must be groomed according to breed standard with the exception of Poodle as noted
  • All dogs may have sanitary and pads shaved prior to class
  • All dogs may have nails trimmed and ears cleaned prior to class
  • Finishing sprays, are permissible in order to tidy up after competition time frame ends however, re-­‐shaping with water or product application is
  • Chalk products are permissible prior to and during the competition time frame but are prohibited after time is
  • Wire Coats must be hand stripped. Clippers are only permissible as presented in the conformation show
  • Sporting coats must be carded and/or hand stripped. Clippers are only permissible as presented in the conformation show
  • Other Purebreds must be styled as presented in the conformation show
  • Poodles can be styled as presented in the conformation show ring or pet trims, provided they respect the breed profile as set forth by the

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” 11” and under – 1:30 (One hour and thirty minutes)

Over 11” up to and including 17” – 1:45 (one hour and forty-­‐five minutes) Over 17” up to and including 23” – 2:00 (Two hours)

Over  23”   -­‐  2:15  (Two hours and fifteen minutes) When splitting the Poodle class the following stipulations apply:

  1. A competition must take place between the three finalists from each of the two Open Division Poodle classes to determine the placements of the combined Poodle class, for a final 1st, 2nd and 3rd for all Open Division Poodles. Only the Final place winners may be awarded GT
  2. Only the final Poodle class point winners will be eligible to represent Open division in the Poodle Group.

 

Poodle Styling: All pet and show poodle styles are acceptable provided they respect the breed profile of the poodle.

  • Feet must be shaved
  • Feet may be shaved prior to competition start time. NO extra time will be permitted if not completed prior to class
  • Face must be shaved during competition time frame
  • Small mustache or goatee are permitted
  • Scissored face styles such as Bichon or scissored type faces are prohibited
  • 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

Sporting:

Acceptable breeds Open Division:  Spaniels and Setters (see specific breed list)   Styling: Must be groomed to breed profile as presented in the conformation show ring. Time frame: 2 hours

All Wire Coated Pure Breeds

Acceptable breeds, Open Division: Pure breeds with wire coat types that are hand stripped. (See specific breed list) Styling:  Must be groomed to breed profile as presented in the conformation show ring.

Time Frames: See specific breed List.

Other Pure Breeds:

Acceptable breeds, Open Division: See specific breed list

Styling: Must be groomed to breed profile as presented in the conformation show ring. Time Frames: See specific breed List.

 

GroomTeam USA, Inc.®Breeds by Class & Time Allowed

 

Breed                           Time Allowed                 Breed                                        Time Allowed

Other Purebreds Scissoring Poodles
Bedlington Terrier 2:00 11″ and under 1:30
Bichon Frise 1:45 Over 11″ up to and including 17″ 1:45
Black Russian Terrier 2:15 Over 17″ up to and including 23″ 2:00
Bouvier des Flandres 2:15 Over 23″ 2:15
Irish Water Spaniel 2:00
Kerry Blue Terrier 2:00
Portuguese Water Dog 2:00
Soft Coated Wheaten 2:00 Wire Coats – Hand Strip
Affenpinscher 1:45
Airedale 2:15
Spaniels and Setters Australian Terrier 1:45
Clumber Spaniel 2:00 Border Terrier 1:45
American Cocker Spaniel 2:00 Brussels Griffon 1:45
English Cocker Spaniel 2:00 Cairn Terrier 2:00
English Setter 2:00 Dachshund Wire 1:45
English Springer Spaniel 2:00 Dandie Dinmont 2:00
Field Spaniel 2:00 Giant Schnauzer 2:15
Gordon Setter 2:00 Irish Terrier 2:00
Irish Red and White 2:00 Lakeland Terrier 2:00
Irish Setter 2:00 Miniature Schnauzer 2:00
Sussex Spaniel 2:00 Norfolk Terrier 1:45
Welsh Springer Spaniel 2:00 Norwich Terrier 1:45
Scottish Terrier 2:00
Sealyham Terrier 2:00
Standard Schnauzer 2:00
Welsh Terrier 2:00
West Highland White Terrier 2:00
Wire Fox Terrier 2:00

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