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Dog Grooming

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!

Want to know more about Dog Grooming? Click on the button to discover what it's all about

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the rules for YKC competitions or click on the above button.

Click on the button to check out all the previous YKC Groomer of The Year winners, keep practising, and one day your name could be here!

YKC Classes

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.

Clip/trim & strip class

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.

Groom through class

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.


Qualifiers 2019 (Crufts 2020)

YKC Grooming competitions which can qualify members to take part at Crufts are held at appointed shows throughout the year, these classes can be found in the qualifier list below.

Date Event  Postcode  Entry Form 
Sunday 
2nd June 2019
Camperdown Country Park DD2 3HG  CLOSED
Saturday
21st September 2019
Marboo Dogz MK43 7AE  CLOSED
Saturday
12th October 2019
Discover Dogs E16 1XL  CLOSED
Sunday
13th October 2019

Discover Dogs

E16 1XL  CLOSED
Sunday
27th October 2019
Newark Activity Weekend NG24 2NY  CLOSED


YKC Dog Grooming Regulations