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
    Model Dog
Poodles
  Model Dog
Creative
  Model 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
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 »
  • 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!
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!

You Can Participate!
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