Competition Schedule, Prices & Car Parking



Beginners under 18 months – Ilse Frenk-Kleton
Intermediate (18 months – 3 years) – Rony De Munter
Workshop Pure Breed Open – Kitty Dekeersgieter
Workshop Pure Breed Champ – Kitty Dekeersgieter                            Clippers Only Class – Colin Taylor
Student Class 1 or 2 people – Rich Smith



   Workshop Mix Breed Open – Colin Taylor
Workshop Mix Breed Champ – Rich Smith
       Asian Fusion Under 15” Open – Kitty Dekeersgieter                                         Asian Fusion Under 15″ Champ – Ilse Frenk-Kleton                                                       Asian Fusion Over 15″ – Rich Smith                                                           Junior (15 years and under) – Rony De Munter
Creative – Stuart Simons


Saturday Evening 

Runway – judged by dinner guests










                             Gun Dog and Terrier Clip – EGA Judges                                                                 Terrier HS Open – EGA Judges                                                                    Terrier HS Champ – EGA Judges
Pure Breed Scissor Champ – EGA Judges
Pure Breed Scissor Open – EGA Judges

Ilse Frank-Kleton, Rony De Munter, Colin Taylor



Gun Dog HS Open – EGA Judges
Gun Dog HS Champ – EGA Judges
Poodle Standard Open – EGA Judges
Poodle Standard Champ – EGA Judges
Poodle Mini, Toy Open – EGA Judges
Poodle Mini, Toy Champ – EGA Judges

Ilse Frank-Kleton, Rony De Munter, Colin Taylor




Best In Show
Best All Round Groomer

Please note that judges can change if something is to happen.



1 Day Entry & Seminar £70
1 Day Entry & Seminar £70
2 Day Entry & Seminars £95
1 Day just entry £10
2 Day just entry £20



One Class Entry £40
1 Day Assistant Entry £10
2 Dy Assistant Entry £20
Junior Entry £15
Runway (During Dinner) £10 


Trade Stand Small Table £150
Trade Stand Small 2m £275
Trade Stand Medium 3m £400

Dinner & Dance

Dinner and Dance £42
Dance Only Entry £10


Parking is included in price. But you must register your car registration upon arrival at reception. There are plenty of signs around the hotel car park informing you of this. We can not be held liable if you get a fine. We are also not liable for damage to any vehicles. Please DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DOGS IN CARS!! Doing so will result in banishment from any future shows.


Click ‘TICKETS’ below to see ticket prices. You can also buy your tickets for the show, register for the competition or book a trade stand via this form.



If entering the competition please  read the Competition Guidelines before entering – see below


Which Judge is judging your Class?


Beginners under 18 months - 
Intermediate (18 months - 3 years) - 
Workshop Pure Breed Open - 
Workshop Pure Breed Champ - 
Clippers Only Class - 
Student Class 1 or 2 people - 


Workshop Mix Breed Open - 
Work Shop Mix Breed Champ - 
Asian Fusion Under 15” - 
Asian Fusion Over 15” - 
Junior (15 years and under) - 
Creative -

Saturday Evening 
Runway - judged by dinner guests



Gun Dog and Terrier Clip Open - 
Gun Dog and Terrier Clip Champ - 
Terrier HS Open - 
Terrier HS Champ - 
Pure Breed Scissor Champ - 
Pure Breed Scissor Open - 


Gun Dog HS Open - 
Gun Dog HS Champ - 
Poodle Standard Open - 
Poodle Standard Champ - 
Poodle Mini, Toy Open - 
Poodle Mini, Toy Champ - 


Best In Show - all judges 
Best allround groomer - determined by points

What is the deadline for registration?

The last date to register for the Competition is Friday 10 January 2020.

What are the Competition Rules?

Rules and Class Definition

There are six competing classes for Best In Show:

Pure Breed Scissor
Spaniel & Setter
Hand Stripping
Pure Breed Workshop
Cross Breed Workshop

Dogs hair must be long enough to allow the groomer to make changes to its physical appearance.
All dogs except Poodles must have a minimum of 8 weeks hair growth with no visible set lines.
Poodles must have a minimum of 5 cm hair growth with no visible set lines. The hair on the muzzle and feet MUST be done PRIOR to the competition.
Poodles must be groomed in a style recognised in the breed standard.
Dogs must be freshly bathed and dried and have no tangles in the coat. Ears must be cleaned and nails clipped before the competition.
Dogs underbelly, hygiene areas and under pads may be previously clipped according to breed standard.
All grooming techniques i.e. scissoring, clipping, hand stripping and thinning are allowed.
All competitors must be in the ring 30 minutes before the start of the competition.

Example Breeds:
Pure Breed Scissor – Bichon, Kerry Blue Terrier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Russian Black Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Bouvier.
Spaniel & Setter – All Setters, American Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel.
Hand Stripping – Fox Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Schnauzer.
Poodle – Standard, Miniature, Toy – accepted breed style only.
Pure Breed Workshop – Any breed without a trimming breed standard i.e. Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Clipped Terriers, Clipped Schnauzers, Clipped Spaniels, Old English, Tibetan Terrier, Poodles in non breed style.
Cross Breed Workshop – Any Cross Breed using any technique including hand stripping.

Any competitor arriving more than 15 minutes after their class start time will not be permitted to compete. No extra grooming time will be allocated for late arrivals to the class.

Purebreed Scissor – Bichon and Bedlington – 2 Hours, Other Breeds – 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Spaniel & Setter – All Spaniels and Setters – 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Handstripping – Handstripping with Clipper Work – Small 2 Hours, Medium 2 Hours 15 Minutes, Large 2 Hours 30 Minutes. Handstripping Only – Small/Medium – 2 Hours 30 Minutes, Large Breeds – 3 Hours
Poodles – Toys –1 Hour 45 Minutes, Miniatures – 2 Hours , Standards – 2 Hours 30 Minutes. Poodles with show top knots are allowed 15 minutes extra and can have assistance to hold the dog during this time.
Workshop – Dogs Under 15” clipped or comb attachment – 1 Hour 45 Minutes, full scissor 2 Hours. Dogs Over 15” clipped or comb attachment – 2 Hours 15 Minutes, full scissor – 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Intermediate & Beginners – All breeds – 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Beginners – Should have not more than 1 years full time grooming experience. Any breed, any technique may be used. No breed specialists allowed.

Intermediate – Should not have more than 2 years full time grooming experience, and may or may not have competed previously. No breed specialists allowed. Any 1st placings from the advanced group in non Champion shows MUST enter the Champion Class. 1st placings from the experienced group in non Champion shows can remain in the Open Class.

Open Level – More than 2 years full time grooming experience and may or may not have competed previously. Must not have placed first in selected category at any competition.

Champion Level – Must have been placed first in the same category. If a Champion Class has less than 3 entries, contestants will be entered into the Open Class.

Once results of the competition have been declared,if a competitor is found to have been entered into the wrong class they will be immediately disqualified and prizes withdrawn.

All competitors must provide their own table and equipment.

All groomers are responsible for their own dogs care and well being during their time at the venue. There will be an allocated comfort break during the class time.

Please clean up after your dog.

Judges and organisers reserve the right to re-classify or disqualify any dog in the wrong class.

Do you have another question?

Here's how you can contact us.

020 8995 4040

Tuesday-Friday 10am -3pm

Dogs Delight
4 station Parade, Burlington lane
W4 3hd Chiswick, United Kingdom

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