Competition Classes

1) Newcomer - groomers with lass than 18 months experience - competes in the morning only
2) Experienced – groomers with 18+ months experience, but not having been placed first in that class at a national grooming competition - morning and afternoon classes available
3) Advanced – breed specialists and placed first in that class at a national grooming competition, as well as former best in shows - morning and afternoon classes available

As in previous years, groomers enter either the Newcomer competition (open to student groomers and those with less than 18 months grooming experience); or as an 'Experienced' or 'Advanced' to compete in one of the other main classes listed below. Competitors choose to compete with either one or two dogs in the following classes.
NB: To challenge for Groomer of the Year, a competitor MUST have competed with two dogs.

Please enter using the link at the end of the page.

1. Clipped Terriers or Schnauzers
2. Handstrip other than gundog
3. Gundogs
4. Newcomers
5. Creative Class - Classic Creative and Asian Fusion

5. Miniature or Toy Poodle
6. Standard Poodle
7. Purebred Scissor
8. Workshop

All morning classes start at 8.30am. Afternoon classes start at 1pm. Class winners go on to be judged for the overall winner of their Group.

The Advanced and Experienced Group winners are then judged at the end of the day by the Groomer of the Year judge to determine the 2020 Groomer of the Year.

The Newcomer of the Year will be judged at 11.45am from the 1st place newcomer class winners by a judge still to be confirmed.

Competitor Entry Costs:

BDGA/PIF Members:
1 dog - £36
2 dogs - £44
Newcomer - £20
Grooming Assistant - £10

1 dog - £42
2 dogs - £50
Newcomer - £26
Grooming Assistant  - £16

Prices include VAT. Registration will close on SUNDAY 19 APRIL.

BDGC_2020_Competitor_Rules_ must be read before confirming your registration to compete.

CREATIVE COMPETITION RULES must be additionally read by those entering the morning Creative Class.



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