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Sun, 01 Sept


Woolmer Green Village Hall

The British Creative Dog Grooming Championships

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The British Creative Dog Grooming Championships
The British Creative Dog Grooming Championships

Time & Location

01 Sept 2024, 09:00 – 17:30

Woolmer Green Village Hall, Hall Ln, Woolmer Green SG3 6XA, UK

About the event

All class entries are non refundable as a not for profit show all money is used to put on a great day.

Please read class details before entry.

All times are approximate.

Judges (subject to change without notice) 

Julia Fox

Katie Darcey

Seminar's  (subject to change without notice) 

  1. Salon creative with Holly Bridden 
  2.  Extreme creative New mentoring program with Vikki Pearman 
  3.  To be confirmed 

Asian Fusion - time allowance 2 hours - Novice/Open - Start 9am

 Salon creative- time allowance 1 hour - Start 12pm

Extreme creative - time allowance over 15” 2.5 hours, under 2 hours - Novice/Open - Start 1.30pm

Carving - time allowance 2 hours - Novice/Open - Start 2pm 

Model Dog full body  - Pre groomed class - Entry's accepted until 11am

Grooming MaTTers - Pre groomed class - Entry's accepted until 11am 


Please read class details before entry we cannot be held responsible for wrong classes entered no refunds are given.

All times are approximate. 

Tradestand space available Please contact us for details

Rules and Class descriptions & Regulations


2 hours


Carving a design onto a pre-prepared, clear coat with no previous design carved into it. You may use clippers, scissors or trimmers to create the design. Colour can be added before or during the class to enha

All breeds or mixed breed of dog eligible

Salon Creative Class

1 hour


Salon Creative Using stencils or freehand techniques to add tattoo's, touches of colour and other creative embellishments such as you could incorporate into your salon.

Products used must be non-toxic and Skin safe.

Only minimal scissor trimming allowed.

Any breed of dog can be used.

Extreme Creative Class:

under 15” 2 hours and dogs over 15” 2.5 hours


The only limitation, other than the safety and welfare of the dog, is your imagination and creative talents.

Colouring and basic shaping can be done prior to the class but finishing colour and styling should be done during the class.

There must be a discernible difference in the dog from the start to the finish of the class.

The dog must be able to move freely whilst wearing their style

all products used must be non-toxic and skin safe. All competitors will be given 15 minutes at the end of the class to prepare their staging ready to present their art to the audience.

Novice and Open

Grooming MaTTers class

Items received from 9am, no entries will be accepted after 11am


Almost anything goes, this is a pre-groomed/created class.

Wire frames, colour, accessories and a bundle of imagination can be used.

The piece must be made up predominantly from matted hair.

Asian Fusion

under 15” 2 hours and dogs over 15” 2.5 hours


Any breed, any technique to achieve the desired Asian look, Minimal (pet safe) colouring and accessories allowed.

Model Dog (WHOLE DOG) 

This is a pre-groomed class bring your dog finished.

Items received from 9am, no entries will be accepted after 11am

Don’t have a real dog you can compete with well why not have a go on a model Dog. Let your imagination run wild as anything goes turn your model dog into something creative or a breed standard cut.

Fun class for groomers of all levels, anything goes!!

All classes are eligible for Best in Show.

General Rules

  • Contestants are liable for their own equipment,trolleys, tools etc. Creative Dog Grooming UK accept no responsibility for loss or damage to your property or dog(s) at the show.
  • Please clean up after your dog(s) – penalty £100.
  • Please do not touch other people’s dogs without explicit permission from the owner/handler.
  • Do not leave dogs unattended.
  • Novice definition -
  • Open/Experienced definition -

Grooming Equipment

  • Please bring your own table and grooming arm as they are not provided
  • There are no electrical points available. We advise you bring cordless clippers.
  • Competitors must provide all of their own equipment including but not limited to: grooming loops, scissors, clippers, blades, brushes etc.
  • Please ensure your equipment is safe and in good working order.
  • We accept no responsibility for loss or damage to your property.
  • All personal equipment must be removed from the competition ring after each class.
  • All grooming tools are permitted such as snap on combs.
  • Please provide a comb for the judge on pre-judging it is still a grooming competition!!
  • Products may be used but only if they are deemed safe for animal use.
  • Colouring can be done prior to the class but finishing colour and styling must be done during the class
  • The dog must be able to move freely whilst wearing their style
  • All products used must be pet friendly, non-toxic and skin safe.
  • Anyone seen to be using superglue, glue guns or staple guns etc. will be disqualified immediately.
  • Please ensure you have completed a patch test prior to colouring any dog to ensure there is no adverse reaction.
  • Do not use dyes on dogs with sensitive, irritated, or damaged skin.
  • Any dog showing signs of reaction and or allergies to pet safe dyes will be disqualified.
  • The use of lightening or bleaching products is not permitted.


  • Competitors must provide their own dog(s).
  • Please ensure you have adequate dog grooming insurance.
  • All classes will start promptly. Competitors who have not entered the ring 15 minutes before contest start time may not be permitted to compete.
  • There will be a 10-minute comfort break for all dogs after one hour has elapsed in the morning and afternoon sessions.
  • Any aggressive behaviour including language, handling Dogs, event staff ,judges or spectators will result in disqualification.
  • If a dog is hurt or If the competitor makes clipper burns, nicks or cuts during the grooming process the groomer cannot be placed and will be disqualified.
  • There must be a visible difference in the dog from the start to the finish of the class.
  • All competitors are ultimately responsible for their own dogs, so please make sure that dogs are kept watered and exercised and don't forget to clean up after your dog!
  • We recommend you bring an assistant if you are competing in more than one category. You will be disqualified if your crated dog is being unruly, such as excessive barking and distracting other competitors.
  • All grooming techniques are allowed.
  • The judges' decisions are final.
  • we reserve the right to move entries up or down if placed in the wrong category.


  • Dogs should be clean, dry, and free of mats and tangles. Nails should be clipped and/or filed, ears clean. Sanitary and pads may be clipped prior to competition. All other grooming must take place during contest time frame with exceptions as noted in Poodle & creative.
  • Please treat your dogs with respect. If the judges consider a dog is being mishandled, a warning will be given. A second warning will result in disqualification.
  • Dogs must be of an age appropriate for competition environment. Suggested age is between 1 year and 10 years.
  • Must appear healthy, in good condition and free of infectious disease and parasites.
  • No pregnant bitches, those that are nursing or bitches on heat.
  • Dogs must not show signs of viciousness or aggression.
  • Dogs must be properly cared for with food, water and exercise while on the show premises.
  • Dogs must be leashed when not crated or not being groomed
  • Do not leave dogs barking in hotel rooms or vehicles. 

Professional Conduct

  • Competitors must practice kind and safe handling techniques at all times.
  • Dogs must never be left unattended on the table.
  • Competitors must apply technical skills with safety.
  • Good sportsmanship must be displayed at all times.
  • Poor sportsmanship is displayed when a contestant shows disrespect to fellow competitors, judge, contest dog, staff, sponsors and spectators.
  • Professional conduct is also carried into the care and responsibility of your contest dog and the hotel grounds, rooms and property.
  • Standing on tables or chairs, no Smoking including vaping or Alcohol in the competition ring.
  • Coaching by anyone, at any time during the competition time frame or within the break.

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