Creative Dog & Cat Styling

Friday, March 12, 2021 1:00 pm–2:30 pm Hall A Grooming Stage


Entry Level: anyone that has not placed 1st or 2nd in any Creative Contest – live or virtual.

Open Division:  open to all competitors


  • This is a Pre-Groomed contest.
  • The Creative Styling Contest is an exhibition of colorfully staged, uniquely presented, and exquisitely groomed dogs and cats using props and music for the presentation.
  • Any purebred or mixed breed dog or cat can be used.
  • Electrical will not be available in the contest ring. Electric will be available in the spa/bathing area.
  • The spa will open starting Wednesday, March 10 at 5pm and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The spa will be reserved for exclusive use for all Creative Styling competitors on Friday, March 12 from 10am-1pm.
  • Competitors are permitted a designated 5’x5’ space for prop set up. Exhibits exceeding 5’x5’ will be disqualified.
  • The contest ring will open on Friday, March 12 at 1pm for prop set up. All entries in this class must be completely groomed and finished by 1pm.
  • All products used must be safe and non-toxic to the pet and stylist; Glue must be water-soluble.
  • Placement of large and/or heavy objects on the pet is prohibited.
  • A complete list of products used must be noted in the designated field when you register for the contest.
  • Competitors must title their designs.
  • If desired, music may be used during the presentation. Music used for presentation is the sole responsibility of the competitor.
  • DVD presentations are not permitted.
  • Maximum of 2 minutes is permitted for presentation

Winners will be determined by:

  • Originality and creativity of the design and theme
  • Quality of styling techniques
  • Sharpness and precision of clipper lines
  • Sharpness and/or blending of color
  • Quality of scissor finish
  • Quality and harmony of props and decorations in the final presentation


Prize Money

Open:            1st Place – $500.00       2nd Place – $300.00      3rd Place – 200.00

Entry:            1st Place – $200.00       2nd Place – $150.00      3rd Place – $100.00