Wire Coats (Handstripping)

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

8:00 am: Contest Starts
10:15 am: Contest Ends / Final Judging
10:45 am: Awards

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


(See WPA General Rules for more information about Divisions)

Contest Time Limit:
See below chart

Acceptable Breeds: Pure breeds with wire coat types that are hand stripped. (See specific breed list below)

BreedTime Allowed
Australian Terrier2:00
Border Terrier1:45
Brussels Griffon1:45
Cairn Terrier2:00
Dachshund Wire (Mini)1:45
Dachshund Wire (Standard)2:00
Dandie Dinmont2:00
Giant Schnauzer2:15
Irish Terrier2:00
Lakeland Terrier2:00
Miniature Schnauzer2:00
Norfolk Terrier1:45
Norwich Terrier1:45
Scottish Terrier2:00
Sealyham Terrier2:00
Standard Schnauzer2:00
Welsh Terrier2:00
West Highland White Terrier2:00
Wire Fox Terrier2:00

Acceptable Styling: Must be groomed to breed profile as presented in the conformation show ring. It is the responsibility of the show promoter and /or their designated judges to determine adequate coat growth.

• All styling must take place during the time frame of the competition except where noted below.
• All dogs must be groomed according to breed standard.
• All dogs may have sanitary and pads shaved prior to class start.
• All dogs may have nails trimmed and ears cleaned prior to class start.
• Finishing sprays are permissible in order to tidy up after the competition time frame ends however, re-shaping with water or product application is prohibited.
• Chalk products are permissible prior to and during the competition time frame but are prohibited after time is called.
• Wire Coats must be hand stripped. Clippers are only permissible as presented in the conformation show ring.

Prize Money

Division1st Place2nd Place3rd Place


Anne Francis
Groomer, The Village Groomer

Judy Hudson
Owner, Grooming Tails Mobile

Tammy Siert
Pet Stylist/Manager, The Velvet Touch Pet Salon