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Sanctioned Class Rules 2017-2018

Acceptable coat growth for all GT sanctioned classes:

It is the responsibility of the show promoter and/or their designated judges to determine adequate coat growth.

Acceptable Styling for all GT sanctioned classes:

  • 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 with the exception of Poodles as noted below.
  • All dogs may have sanitary areas 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 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.
  • Sporting coats must be carded and/or hand stripped. Clippers are only permissible as presented in the conformation show ring.
  • Other Purebreds must be styled as presented in the conformation show ring.
  • Poodles can be styled as presented in the conformation show ring or pet trims, provided they respect the breed profile as set forth by the standard.

POODLES:

Acceptable breeds:  All sizes, natural colors of purebred Poodles

This class may be split into two separate classes as follows: 17” and under, Over 17”

11” and under – 1:30 (One hour & thirty minutes)

Over 11” up to and including 17” – 1:45 (one hour and forty-five minutes)

Over 17” up to and including 23” – 2:00 (Two hours)

Over 23” – 2:15 (Two hours and fifteen minutes)

When splitting the Poodle class the following stipulations apply:

  • A competition must take place between the three finalists from each of the two Open Division Poodle classes to determine the placements of the combined Poodle class, for a final 1st, 2nd and 3rd for all Open Division Poodles. Only the Final place winners may be awarded GT points.

Poodle Styling: All pet and show Poodle styles are acceptable provided they respect the breed profile of the Poodle.

  • Feet must be shaved.
  • Feet may be shaved prior to competition start time. NO extra time will be permitted if not completed prior to class start.
  • Face must be shaved during competition time frame.
  • Small mustache or goatee are permitted.
  • Scissored face styles such as Bichon or scissored type faces are prohibited.
  • Show topknots may be pre-banded, including hair extensions prior to the start of the class, spray up products are prohibited prior to the start of the class.

Sporting:

Acceptable breeds Open Division:  Spaniels and Setters (see specific breed list)

Styling: Must be groomed to breed profile as presented in the conformation show ring.

Time frame: 2 hours

All Wire Coated Pure Breeds

Acceptable breeds, Open Division: Pure breeds with wire coat types that are hand stripped.  (See specific breed list)

Styling:  Must be groomed to breed profile as presented in the conformation show ring.

Time Frames: See specific breed List.

Other Pure Breeds:

Acceptable breeds, Open Division: See specific breed list

Styling: Must be groomed to breed profile as presented in the conformation show ring.

Time Frames: See specific breed List.