Grooming Competition
The Rescue Me Rodeo Round Up Grooming Competition Championship is IJA sanctioned and highlights the talents of groomers and brings attention to rescued dogs who need homes. Groomers do their magic to transform dogs who are then available for adoption.

Start Time   Friday   Saturday   Sunday
End Time   5:00 pm   10:00 am   10:00 am
Judging   7:15 pm   1:15 pm   1:15 pm
Awards   7:15 pm   1:15 pm   1:15 pm
Best in Class   8:00 pm   2:00 pm   2:00 pm
    ---   ---   3:00 pm
Pet Paint Competitions   6:30 pm   12:00 pm   11:00 am
        3:30 pm   12:30 pm
        5:00 pm    
        6:30 pm    
Start Time   5:30 pm   10:00 am   10:00 am
End Time   8:30 pm   8:00 pm   3:00 pm
Competition Ring   TBD   TBD   TBD
For Participants
Rules, Schedule, Registration and More
Groomers, and ... if you can snip, clip, bathe, brush and dry, saddle up and pack your grooming gear for the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.
  • All About the Competition click here »
  • Rules — updated competition rules by class, click here »
  • Schedule — detailed daily competition click here »
  • Registration: Coming in August.
  • IJA Membership: A $45 annual membership allows you to attend all IJA sanctioned expo competitions, championship qualifying workshops, and state qualifying competitions throughout the U.S. click here »
Two NEW Opportunities in 2017
First of its kind – Best Model Dog Groomer and Best Model Dog Competition Team in the World — kicks off at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo. This international competition includes a Poodle Trim Team and Creative Trim Team. Qualify at the state level in 2017 to represent your state on the national stage in 2018 for the first national state team champtionship event!
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Judges & Sponsors
International Juding Association (IJA) is proud to offer an IJA Judging Panel to ensure fair and equal opportunity competitions. Standardized rules and talented judges ensure competitors are given every chance to be all they can be and “go all the way with IJA.”

IJA and Nash Academy recognize that events are a success thanks to the generous support and partnership of our industry sponsors. Thanks to all of our sponsors!

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