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.

FRIDAY
    Live Dog
Poodles
  Live Dog
Creative
  Live Dog
Challenge
  Pure Breed
Free Style
Competition   1:00 pm -
3:30 pm
  4:30 pm -
7:30 pm
  5:00 pm -
8:15 pm
  5:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Judging   3:30 pm -
4:00 pm
  7:30 pm -
8:00 pm
  8:15 pm   8:00 pm -
8:30 pm
Award Photos   8:00 pm -
8:30 pm
  8:30 pm -
9:00 pm
  8:30 pm
  8:30 pm -
9:00 pm
SATURDAY
    Model Dog
Poodles
  Rescue Me   Pure Breeds
Free Style
  Model Dog
Creative
Competition   8:15 am -
10:45 am
  10:00 am -
1:15 pm
  10:00 am -
1:00 pm
  12:30 pm -
3:30 pm
Judging   10:45 am -
11:15 am
  1:15 pm -
1:45 pm
  1:00 pm -
1:30 pm
  3:30 pm -
4:00 pm
Award Photos   4:00 pm -
4:30 pm
  1:45 pm -
2:15 pm
  1:30 pm -
2:00 pm
  4:30 pm -
5:00 pm
SUNDAY
    Model Dog
Poodles
  Rescue Me   Pure Breeds
Free Style
  Creative   Model Dog
Creative
Competition   8:15 am -
10:45 am
  10:00 am -
1:15 pm
  10:00 am -
1:00 pm
  10:00 am -
12:45 pm
  11:30 am -
2:30 pm
Judging   10:45 am -
11:15 am
  1:15 pm -
1:45 pm
  1:00 pm -
1:30 pm
  12:45 pm -
1:15 pm
  2:30 pm -
3:00 pm
Award Photos   2:30 pm -
3:00 pm
  1:45 pm -
2:15 pm
  1:30 pm -
2:00 pm
  1:15 pm -
1:45 pm
  3:00 pm -
3:30 pm
Best in Show Awards   3:30 pm -
4:00 pm
  2:30 pm -
3:30 pm
  2:30 pm -
3:30 pm
  2:30 pm -
3:30 pm
  3:30 pm -
4:00 pm
For Participants
Rules, Schedule, Registration and More
Attention: Bathers, Groomers, Stylists, Salon Managers, Salon Owners and All Pet Lovers who work with Man's Best Friend and the Fabulous Feline! Nash Academy, International Judges Association for Dog Grooming Competitions, World Groomers Association, Korean Kennel Club and Universal Canine Certification System unite to bring this fabulous event to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.
  • All About the Competition click here »
  • Rules — updated competition rules by class, click here »
  • Schedule — detailed daily competition click here »
  • 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 »
National Live Dog Championship
This IJA sanctioned event includes Pure Breed and Free Style Competition. Compete to achieve a level 3 expert rank or higher, then go on to represent your state on the national stage in 2019!
Learn more »



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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