2019 March 28th THU , 29th FRI, 30th SAT 31st SUN Tokyo Big Site Grooming Competition In Interpet 2019

About the contest

Happy Grooming Contest is a contest for salon groomers in the world centered on Asia
where people are competing in various sectors from beginner to advance.

We prepare such a contest to improve technical capabilities
and spread campaign for enlightenment for animals.

In addition, we would like to discover and nurture top-ranking groomer
and aim for improvement of its status and development.

Why don’t you join this opportunity to have fun!

overview

hall

Tokyo Big site East 7 hall
Special site in "Interpet"
Ariake 3-11-1 Koutouku, Tokyo
Official website

map

date

March 28th 2019  (THU)   10:00~16:00
March 29th 2019  (FRI)   10:00~16:00
March 30th 2019  (SAT)   10:00~16:00
March 31st 2019  (SUN)   11:30~15:00

Time table

schedule

March 28th (THU)

Quick Grooming Division (Entry Class/Open Class) contest open

March 29th (FRI)

Salon Style Division, Pairs Division, Creative Styling Competition Division contest open

March 30th (SAT)

Rescue Grooming Division, Future Groomer Division contest open

March 31st (SUN)

JAPAN OPEN STYLE Japan Open Style contest open

Class

Quick Groom Division Entry Class

Beginners with less than 3years experience in the field can enter. This class is particular about time. You have 40 minutes to finish.

Quick Groom Division Open Class

This class is for groomers with more than 3years experience in the field.
This class is particular about time. You have 40 minutes to finish.

Pair Divison

The world first team style contest! Groom a dog with a partner.

Salon Style Division

An ordinary grooming style at a salon. You are judged by the grooming technique, total balance, and creativity that is not temporary generated by spraying, coloring, or decorations.

Rescue Grooming Division

You groom a rescue dog prepared by an executive committee and dog rescue organization. You have a time limit of 180 minutes to do all prep work, bath, dry and groom a rescue dog you see for the first time.

Creative Styling Competition Division

Colorings and decorations are allowed in this division. You are free to perform your works exuding originality and a sense of beauty.

JAPAN OPEN STYLE

World Class Happy Grooming Contest! Standard, pet clip, etc… Any style is accepted in this class. This is a great challenge for the most confident and experienced groomers.

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entry qualifications

  • Quick Groom Division is divided into less than 3years experience, and more than 3years experience (does not include while grooming academy) in field class. (Personal statement)
  • any breed is accepted ( mixed breeds are also accepted)
  • Six weeks or more of coat growth is required
    • * No clipping or scissoring 6 weeks prior to contest.
    • * anal and sanitary areas may only be clipped or scissored.
    • * It is recommended to start conditioning more than 6 weeks in order to make a distinctive change to the dog's appearance.
    • * Short haired dogs are not accepted
    • (Rescue dogs are the exception.)
  • Current vaccinations as required by law.
  • Age of pet recommendation is between 10 months and 10 years.
  • Female dogs in heat are not accepted.
  • Pregnant dogs are not accepted.
  • Coat should be clean, healthy, dry and free of mats.
    • * The dog must appear healthy, and free of disease.
    • * Dogs with ticks and fleas are not allowed.
    • (Rescue dogs are the exception)
  • Comb must glide through coat at Pre-judge.
  • Dogs must not show signs of aggression or viciousness towards other dogs.
    • (Rescue dogs are the exception)
  • Nails should be clipped and filed. Ears must be clean.

contest rules

rules

  • Do not do coloring during the contest
  • Chalk, powder, and spray are allowed but if the judge decides it is too much, points may be deducted.
  • No drinking or eating in the contest hall.
    • * Only competitors, assistants, judge and staff are allowed to hydrate
  • No flash when taking pictures
  • Under age of 13 are not allowed to participate (or observe)
  • Do not let dogs free in the contest hall
  • Dogs must be leashed when outside of crates, when not being groomed, and must never be left unattended.
  • Bring your own water bowl. It is allowed to hydrate your dog any time.
  • You must take responsibility for cleaning up your dog's mess.
    • * Make sure your dog goes potty before contest begins.
    • * The contestant and the dogs are allowed one restroom break.
  • The contestant and the dogs are allowed one restroom break.
  • If the contestant is leaving the grooming table, you must tell the clerk and have your assistant or someone look after your dog.
  • Contestants may use any grooming equipment that is not dangerous, but must keep them under the grooming table and not disturb others.
  • No other contest dogs are allowed in the contest room.

disqualification

  • Not in condition of entry qualifications
  • Not have finished check-in before the contest starts.
  • Injured your dog during the contest.
  • Leave the grooming table with your dog.
    A second warning may result in dismissal from the class
  • Bad attitude behavior
  • Behavior that is disturbing to the other contestants.
  • Coaching by anyone or to reference to any pictures or drawings at any time during the competition.
  • Using cell phones, radios or headsets
  • Warnings may be given to correct: unprofessional image, unprofessional conduct, unsafe skill application, unsafe grooming station, unsafe handling, etc.
  • Contestants that management determines to be inappropriately dressed will not be permitted to compete.

Any inappropriateness other than that mentioned above.

Contest flow

Before Pre-Judging

  • All dogs must be allowed to potty before the contest.
  • The contestants and the dogs are allowed to go on a restroom break during the contest.
  • Ring opens at least 10 minutes prior to prejudge, contestants must be present for prejudging or they will not be permitted to compete.
  • Prepare your grooming equipment before pre-judge starts
  • Confirm whether you have your entry number badge.
  • Match your entry number and the number on your grooming table.
  • Only one assistant is allowed to help in the ring.
  • You can compete in the contest if you are in the ring before the contest starts, but you still have to complete the pre-judge and have your picture taken prior to initiating your groom.
    (Your grooming time will be shortened)
  • Confirm that the power is turned on.
  • Grooming table and arms are prepared but you can bring your own.
  • Grooming arm must be attached to the grooming table.

Pre-judge Starts

  • There will be an announcement before the pre-judge.
  • Assistant must leave the contest ring.
  • Only the judge, photographer, and show staff are in the ring.
  • Set only the dog and a comb on the grooming table
  • Contestants can only comb before the pre-judge starts.
  • Hand your comb to the judge when there is a signal. You may be deducted if there is any matt.
  • You may only comb your dog while the judge is judging other dogs.
  • After the pre-judge is finished, stack your dog on the grooming table and the photographer will take your dog's picture before grooming.
  • Only a comb is allowed on the table before the contest starts.

Contest Starts

  • You may start grooming after the signal.
  • Noises that may other others, are not allowed.
  • Treat your dog gently as it is evaluated. Unprofessional conduct may result in dismissal from the class
  • Each class has a different time limit. Finish your work in time.
  • If you want to go to the restroom, you may tell the clerk and have your assistant or someone wait with your dog.
  • You can hydrate anytime.
  • Adhere to the warnings from the show management or you may result in dismissal from the class.

Contest Ends

  • Time is up! (There are different time limits for each class)
  • Make sure the grooming arm loop is attached to the dog.
  • Contestants should clear table of hair, tools, and equipment and place a comb on the table and then set and present their dog to the judge.
  • The judge, show manager, and the photographer will go around the ring.

Final Judging

  • Hand the comb to the judge.
  • Set the dog on table.
  • Follow as the judge judges.
  • Only the judge combs during the final judge.
  • You can only comb or brush the dog while the judge is judging others.
  • No questions at this point.
  • You may only ask your judge for feedback AFTER the contest ends.

Time table

Day 1 (March 28th 2019)

8:00

Doors open

9:00

Quick Grooming Division Entry Class Starts accepting

9:45

Entry Class Check-In

10:00

Entry Class Pre-judge Starts

10:30-11:10

Entry Class Contest

11:00

Quick Grooming Division Open Class Starts accepting

12:10-12:30

Entry Class Awards and Photographs taken

12:45

Open Class Check-In

13:00

Open Class Pre-judge Starts

13:30-14:10

Open Class Contest

15:10-15:30

Open Class Awards and Photographs taken

Day 2 (March 29th 2019)

8:30

Doors open

9:00

Pairs Division Check-In

9:30

Pairs Division Pre-judge Starts

10:00-11:00

Pairs Division Contest

11:00

Salon Style Division, Creative Styling Competition Division Starts accepting

11:20-   

Pairs Division Awards and Photographs taken

12:00

Salon Style Division, Creative Styling Competition Division Check-In

12:15

Salon Style Division, Creative Styling Competition Division Pre-judge Starts

12:45-14:15

Salon Style Division, Creative Styling Competition Division Contest

14:45-15:05

Salon Style Division, Creative Styling Competition Division Awards and Photographs taken

Day 3 (March 30st 2019)

8:30

Doors open

9:00

Rescue Grooming Division Check-In

9:30

Rescue Grooming Division Pre-judge Starts

10:00-13:00

Rescue Grooming Division Contest

13:20-   

Rescue Grooming Division Awards and Photographs taken

13:30

Future Groomer Division Starts accepting

14:00

Future Groomer Division Check-In

14:15 ~ 15:15

Future Groomer Division Contest

15:30 ~ 16:00

Future Groomer Division Awards and Photographs taken

Day 4 (March 31st 2019)

11:00

JAPAN OPEN STYLE Check-In

11:30

JAPAN OPEN STYLE Pre-judge Starts

12:00-14:00

JAPAN OPEN STYLE Contest

14:20-14:50

JAPAN OPEN STYLE Awards and Photographs taken

JUDGE

Kaoru Nakajima

After she experienced an apprenticeship as a police dog trainer, show assistant, and pet groomer in Japan, she became an assistant for American professional handler Ms. Barbara Humphries.

Established KM DOG CO, KN Tour Service Inc. in San Diego, USA in1995.
During her time as a seminar instructor and official judge of a styling contest in America, she enjoyed studying in Europe while competing in challenging contest, participating in dog shows on the weekends, and working with veterinarians and rescue teams in aiding rescue dog transition to private homes.
She is currently focusing on developing seminars and contests in Japan, Mexico, and America and among other locations to improve the grooming industry, and also preparing private lessons for grooming stylists all around the world.

Miki Takagi

She is TALLTREE's owner Groomer and is very familiar with "speed grooming" in Japan.
She lecturers how to groom a toy-poodle in an hour in Japan.

She initially entered in grooming contests overseas when she won many awards, while she has her "Speed Grooming Curriculum", she is always researching how to be more gentle with the dogs, how to relieve the stress of grooming, and standard, as well as always finding a new styles.

2010 First Timer Best In Show in Atlanta Pet Fair
2010 First Prize in Japan Pet Business School association Dog Design Contest
2013 Best In Sporting Stylist in KM DOG Styling Contest Japan

Takaaki Fukuyama

Yamazaki University Instructor
Master of risk management
Pet Grooming Specialist
Official Animal Nurse
SFSPCA Hearing Dog Trainer certification

Over 7000 groomers graduated under his class in Yamazaki University.
He has engaged as a teacher to impress firmly in one's mind a general idea of "animals' welfare" In this matured grooming industry.
In the university he studies Risk management and Pet Emergency relevant to grooming based on risk management science.
Pet Industry nowadays needs to be generalized as opposed to specialized. Not an expert but generalist! He says.
Published multiple books and appears on many TV programs.
"Tell me! Professor Fukuyama's Animal Campus" is a critically acclaimed TV show

Lee Yamada

Kaori Yamada was born in Kobe City, Hyogo Pref.

She opened a grooming salon "Goofy" in Chuo Ward, Kobe City in 1989.
The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake made an opportunity to go to Los Angeles in 1996.
She established "4 DogsINC" in 1997 and started a salon "4 Dogs grooming".
She built California Registered Grooming School "4DogsGroomingAcademy" in 2002.

16 years have passed since she established the school, and it's her 21st year living in America. Recently, she enjoys spending happy days with her dogs at a dog show.

Clayton Muniz

He has grooming for over 22 years, Clayton Muniz was a teenager when he started to work with pets in the Vet hospital, in São Paulo, Brazil. Where he found his true passion, the grooming art! Since 1991 he grooms pet dogs and show dogs in grooming contests.

He began grooming competitions in 2006 and since then has won multiple Gold, Silver and bronze medals. In 2011 was the first south Latin groomer to win the gold medal on the famous Poodle Class Andis Tournament Intergroom USA and to win the Best Groomer of the Year in the same contest.

Groomer Reference from Pet Society Company Brazil since 2008.
2010 won the Best in Show on Groom Brasil Grooming Contest.
2010 and2011 won the Cardinal Cristal Achievement Trophy, category Best International Groomer of the year.
3rd place on Super Jackpot Super Zoo in Las Vegas 2011.
3rd place on Super Jackpot Super Zoo in Las Vegas USA, 2011
3rd place on Super Jackpot Super Zoo in Las Vegas USA, 2012
1st place on Poodle Class Andis Tournament Intergroom 2012.
Best in Show Intergroom 2012.
Best in Show on Copa Bichon Frise category Best Grooming, 2010
Best in Show on Copa Bichon Frise category Best Grooming, 2011
Best in Show on Copa Bichon Frise category Best Grooming, 2012
1st place Poodle Class Intergroom 2013
2nd Place Other Pure Breeds Class Intergroom 2014
2nd Place Other Pure Breeds Class Intergroom 2015
5th Place Groom Team Brazil World Championship Italy 2015
1st Place Other Pure Breed Class Intergroom 2016
4th Place Super Jackpot SuperZoo in Las Vegas 2016
1st Place Super Jackpot SuperZoo in Las Vegas 2017
1st Place Other Pure Breed Class Intergroom 2017
2nd Place Poodle Class Intergroom 2017
Member of Groom Team Brazil 2015 and 2017
2nd Place Super Jackpot SuperZoo in Las Vegas 2018

Kenichi Nagase

My motto is to groom and style up all the dogs “cute!” by imaging beyond the standard limit and my original taste. I want to be a special groomer that can continue delivering unique and amazing grooming style and decoration.

Kenichi Nagase is an owner groomer of a popular dog salon “BUBBLES” in Tokyo. He has an experience of lecturer in 9 continents of the world and delivering Japanese “Kawaii” style to the world! He is especially particular about grooming poodles and diligent in pursuit of “Kawaii”ness (cuteness). He has strong preferences in grooming tools that he does production planning for various grooming tools including shampoo, scissors, and etc...

2012 SAE Salon Style Grooming Contest 1st
2012 Japanese grooming seminar in Hong Kong
2013 Japanese style grooming seminar in San Francisco
2013 Sydnee`s pet grooming seminar in San Diego
2013 Healthy spot Japanese grooming seminar in Los Angles
2013 Grooming tournament in Los Angles Salon Style Contest 2nd
2013 Petopia grooming salon Special Demonstration in Singapore
2013 Super Zoo Japan Style Groom seminar in Las Vegas
2014 Grooming Competition Judge and Seminar at Taiwan Pet Expo
2014 Grooming Seminar in Hokkaido
2014 Grooming Seminar in Wakayama
2014 Grooming Seminar at Visionary Arts
2014 Grooming Seminar at Osaka ASOBOLAND
2014 Japanese style grooming seminar at Groomers Connection Academy in Malaysia
2015 Petopia grooming salon Special Demonstration in Singapore
2015 Japanese grooming seminar in Mexico City
2015 Japanese style grooming seminar in Madrid
2016 Green Dog grooming seminar in Tokyo
2016 KM DOG Contest Salon Style Judge
2016 APMT Japanese style grooming seminar in France
2016 Original Japanese Style Grooming Seminar in LA
2016 Asian pet styling tour Japanese style grooming seminar in LA
2016 Healthy spot seminar in LA
2017 Japanese style grooming seminar at ARTERO grand slam in Barcelona
2017 Grooming Seminar at Osaka ASOBOLAND
2017 grooming seminar for Japanese grooming magazine trim
2017 Japanese grooming seminar in Spain
2017 Japanese grooming seminar in Madrid
2017 grooming seminar in Singapore
2017 grooming seminar & hands-on seminar in San Francisco
2017 Healthy spot grooming seminar and judge in LA
2018 Healthy spot grooming seminar in LA
2018 hands-on seminar in San Francisco
2018 grooming seminar for Japanese grooming magazine trim
2018 grooming seminar at Osaka LOVELY
2018 Trimming style Competition judge in Sendai
2018 appeared on Netflix Original Documentary “DOGS”

Junpei Asano

I did a study of the terrier and schnauzer in Bergit Kabel's kennel from 2002 to 2006
In 2004 I worked with Scottish terrier take the United States first place
In 2007 It was my grooming Schnauzer take the Best of Breed at Westminster kennel club At the 2007 Asia International dog show I Won the Best of Breed female of schnauzer It won the Best Winners' and the award in the Kerry Blue Terrier in the United States of the Great Western Terrier specialty
in 2009 It won 2 Award of Merit and 1 Best of Breed in the Scottish Terriers in the United States of the Great Western Terrier specialty
in 2011 2012 Tokyo Grooming competition Highest Award winning
2014 Tokyo Grooming competition Highest Award winning
2015 Tokyo Grooming competition Highest Award winning It won the Best of Oppsite Sex in the West Highland white Terrier in the United States of the Great Western Terrier specialty in 2016 Japan national Grooming competition Excellence Award winning
In 2016 I took the qualification of Class A trimmer of JKC
In 2017 & 2018 It was my grooming Schnauzer take the Best of Breed at Montgomery
I have two grooming salon inTokyo and Urayasu first trimming salon open the Terrierge in Urayasu, Chiba
in 2007 Second timing studio open the Terrierge in Tokyo
in 2012 My salon is a pet grooming and show grooming We also a private school and seminars