Mixed Salon/Freestyle

7:15 am: Check-in and pre-judging
7:45 am: Contest Ring Closes

8:00 am: Contest Starts
10:00 am: Contest Ends / Final Judging
10:30 am: Awards

Special note: Electricity will NOT be provided in the contest ring. You must supply your own cordless clippers where applicable.

Contest Time Limit:
17″ and Under – 1:45 (1 hour, 45 minutes)
Over 17″ – 2:00 (2 hours)

(See WPA General Contest Rules for more information about Divisions)

Acceptable Breeds/Styles:  Any dog of mixed parentage, such as a Doodle or Cock-a-Poo. Any AKC purebred dog distinctly NOT styled to breed profile. Examples of acceptable styles include but are not limited to: Poodle (no shaved feet or face) in a Bedlington trim, Poodle (no shaved feet or face) in a spiral trim, Shih Tzu in a panda trim, trending styles such as Asian Fusion, the Poodlington, unique pet styles, and breed trims created on alternative mixed or any AKC purebred dogs. May use 2 bows for tie-ups, small amounts of color (no more than 10% on dog) may be added with chalk, blow pens or markers. Show topknots may be pre-­banded, including hair extensions and curlers prior to the start of the class, however spray up products are prohibited prior to the start of the class.  

Final Judging: Judge will evaluate the following: Balance, symmetry, uniformity and mastery of the trim. Contestants will be evaluated on the mastery of above criteria while showcasing each dog according to his/her body type, structure and coat. For scissored dogs, this evaluation includes creating a plush overall appearance without scissor marks, unevenness or unintended protruding coat, for handstripped and/or carded dogs, proper technique to achieve smooth and natural appearance, and all clipper work should be smooth and free of irritation. Difficulty will be evaluated with regard to the amount of coat removed, coat type, texture, quality and quantity, and the overall design or style chosen. If color is used on your entry, the color will not be considered in judging. Accessories, such as decorative collars are allowed, however must be removed per the judge’s request during final judging.

Prize Money

Division1st Place2nd Place3rd Place


Anne Francis
Owner, Grooming by Anne

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

Christine Speerin
Owner, The Grooming School