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PetSmart

Groomer of the Year

While entries in this class are open to ALL groomers, the following qualifications apply:

  • Any Groomers who has won two (2) “Best Groomed Dog in Show”, two (2) “Best All-Around Groomer” or a similar title from an “Intermediate” or similar division level must compete in “Groomer of the Year”.

  • Any groomer who has won two groups from an “Intermediate” or similar division level in a threetiered format show must compete in the “Groomer of the Year”.

  • Any groomer who has won a “Best Groomed Dog in Show”, “Best All-Around Groomer” in “Open”, “A Division” or similar division level or a first place in a regular class in “Open”, “A Division” or similar division level must compete in “Groomer of the Year”

  • Professional handlers, breeder/owner/handlers that are competing with a dog that they have breed-specific recognition in the dog show ring with, instructors, pet styling contest judges and certifiers must compete in “Groomer of the Year”.

  • International competitors’ eligibility will follow the same format as the American competitors’ eligibility.

2016 Intergroom International Groomer of the Year

Rising Star

Entries are open to all novice & intermediate groomers who do not meet the qualifications to compete in our “Groomer of the Year” class.

Both Rising Star and Groomer Of The Year contests will be broken into six tournaments, each offering prize money and trophies.

Huge prize money is being offered in both competitions at Intergroom. Contest sponsors are PetSmart, Andis, Wag'n Tails, Artero, Nature's Specialties. Classes offered are Poodle, All Other Purebreeds, Hand-stripping, Spaniels & Sporting, and Mixed Salon Styling. Saturday evening will feature the new Style and Couture Runway Walk. Sunday will feature the Intergroom Creative Challenge, Asian Fusion and Extreme Makeover.

2016 Intergroom Rising Star of the Year
2016 Best All Around International Winner

Contest Photos By Animal Photography

Dog Rental

Need a Dog to Compete With?

Post on both the Intergroom Facebook page and the Contest Dog Network Facebook page.

Contest Schedule

Thursday
7:00pm Contestant & Judges Meeting
8:00pm GroomTeam USA Open meeting
Friday Morning
Handstriping
7:15 AM Rising Star Check In
7:45 AM Groomer of the Year Check In
8:00 AM Rising Star Start
8:30 AM Groomer of the Year Start
10:00 AM Rising Star Judging Begins
10:30 AM Groomer of the Year Judging Begins
11:30 AM Handstriping Awards
Friday Afternoon
Spaniels & Sporting and Mixed Salon Styling
1:30 PM Rising Star Check In
1:45 PM Groomer of the Year Check In
2:15 PM Rising Star Start
2:30 PM Groomer of the Year Start
4:00 PM Rising Star Judging Begins
4:15 PM Groomer of the Year Judging Begins
5:00 PM Spaniels & Sporting and Mixed Salon Styling Awards
Saturday Morning
All Other Purebreeds
7:15 AM Rising Star Check In
7:45 AM Groomer of the Year Check In
8:00 AM Rising Star Start
8:30 AM Groomer of the Year Start
10:00 AM Rising Star Judging Begins
10:30 AM Groomer of the Year Judging Begins
11:00 AM All Other Purebreeds Awards
Saturday Afternoon
Poodles
12:00 PM Rising Star Check In
12:30 PM Groomer of the Year Check In
12:45 PM Rising Star Start
1:15 PM Groomer of the Year Start
2:15 PM Rising Star Judging Begins
2:45 PM Groomer of the Year Judging Begins
5:00 PM Poodle Awards
Saturday Evening
8:00pm Intergroom Best In Show - Rising Star and Groomer of the Year Awards
Style and Couture Runway Walk
Lip Sync Contest
Sunday Morning
7:45 AM Extreme Makeover Check In
8:30 AM Extreme Makeover Start
Asian Fusion Check In
9:30 AM Asian Fusion Start
10:30 AM Extreme Makeover Judging Begins
11:30 AM Extreme Makeover Awards
Sunday Afternoon
12:30 PM Asian Fusion Awards
1:00 PM Creative Challenge Check In
1:30 PM Creative Challenge Starts
2:30 PM Creative Challenge Prop Set Up
2:45 PM Creative Challenge Presentations & Judging
3:30 PM Creative Challenge Awards

Contestant Prize List

Every contestant will receive a peronalized Certificate of Participation. Rising Star contestants will also receive Commemorative Rosette. All international groomers in the Groomer of the Year competition will also receive Commemorative Rosette.

PetSmart - Best In Show

Rising Star
Best In Show

  • $1,000 from PetSmart
  • Intergroom Best In Show Rosette
  • Rising Star of the Year Trophy

Groomer of the Year
Best In Show

  • $2,750 from PetSmart
  • Intergroom Gold Medallion
  • Intergroom Best In Show Rosette

Best All Around Groomer

Best All Around
American Groomer

  • Intergroom American Winner's Rosette

Best All Around
International Groomer

  • $1,200 Cash
  • Special Trophy
  • Intergroom International Winner's Rosette
  • Hotel and Entry Fees for 2018 Offered By Intergroom

Andis - Poodle Class

Groomer of the Year 1st Place $1,500 - Gold Medal and Andis Poodle Tournament Trophy
2nd Place $750 - Silver Medal
3rd Place $400 - Bronze Medal
4th Place $300 - Pewter Medal
Rising Star 1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $100

Spaniels & Sporting Class

Hand-stripping Class

Nature's Specialties - Mixed Salon Styling Class

Artero - All Other Purebreeds Class

Groomer of the Year 1st Place $400 - Gold Medal
2nd Place $250 - Silver Medal
3rd Place $150 - Bronze Medal
4th Place $100 - Pewter Medal
Rising Star 1st Place $300
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

Wag'n Tails - Creative Challenge

Legend 1st Place $1,500
2nd Place $1,250
3rd Place $750
Novice 1st Place $250
All Novice Entries Receive Free Contest Entry To Intergroom Creative Challenge 2017!

PetSmart - Extreme Makeover

1st Place $1,500
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $250

Asian Fusion

1st Place $800
2nd Place $400
3rd Place $300

Style and Couture Runway Walk

1st Place $1,000
2nd Place $750
3rd Place $500