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Even if you own a short haired breed, Grooming is an important part of dog care in the show ring as well as with pet dogs. Regular grooming is also a good way of checking the general health of your dog. If you have already been competing this year, you can click on the compete button below to see the year's YKC show results!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the rules for YKC competitions or click on the above button.
When you would like to start competing in Grooming competitions, you can try and qualify for the Groomer of the Year Crufts final by entering one of our groomer of the year qualifiers during the year which can be found below. We have two different classes for our members, both split into different age groups.
Our clip/trim & strip class is for members to show skills in coat removal by stripping, trimming and/or clipping the coat, along with general health care.
Our groom through class is for members to show the understanding and skill required to remove all dead hair and tangles from the dog’s coat, also checking teeth, ears and nails. This is the perfect class for members just starting out in grooming competitions.
COVID-19 has affected all of the YKC's qualifiers in 2020 (for Crufts 2021). We dont know when we'll be able to have qualifiers running again, so until we know more, we have removed the qualification documents and qualifier dates from our site.
Please stay safe during this time
From the YKC Team