Creative Dog & Cat Styling

3:30 pm: Check-in and Prop Set-up at the Stage
3:45 pm: Pre-Judging
4:00 pm: Presentations start/contest ring closes
4:30 pm: Awards


Entry Level: anyone that has not placed 1st in any live Creative Contest.

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 Monday, August 12 at 5 pm and we will have tub sign-up sheets available. The spa will be reserved for exclusive use for all Creative Styling competitors on Wednesday, August 14 from 12 pm – 3 pm.  
  • Competitors are permitted a designated 5’x5’ space for prop setup. Exhibits exceeding 5’x5’ will be disqualified.
  • The contest stage will open on Wednesday, August 14 at 3:30 pm for prop set up.
  • All entries in this class must be completely groomed and finished before contest presentations start at 4:00 pm.                            
  • 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.
  • 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

Division1st Place2nd Place3rd Place


Kelly Knight
Owner, BARK Luxury Pet Resort; Goin' To The Dogs

Adriane Pope
Owner, Adriane's Groom & Go Mobile Grooming