The coat type category for pure breeds with sporting coat types is perfect to continue your certification because many breeds exhibit basically the same natural coat growth pattern on the head, ears, neck, chest, rear, body, legs, feet and tail. Most head styles are similar and breeds have either a lower apron or a combination of an upper and lower apron creating a slightly different trim style and overall silhouette. The Cocker Spaniel exhibits the other trim style in this coat category with the unique sporting saddle coat growth pattern.
Pet Trim Style Division or Show Trim Style Division
You can complete your certification in the Pet Trim Style Division or the Show Trim Style Division. The Choice is Yours!
Pet Trim Division Definition
Pet trim styles are the type of trims requested in a pet grooming salon. For example, a Cocker in a clippered body with scissored legs.
Technical Skills: The Pet Trim Style Division allows for all technical skills to be applied to the sporting and sporting saddle coat types. Coat types may be hanstripped, carded, clippered, thinned and scissored.
Show Trim Definition
Show trim styles are the required trims for pure breeds in the conformation ring. For example, a Cocker Spaniel in the trim style typically shown in the conformation ring.
Technical Skills: The Show Trim Division requires the proper technical skills for the sporting coat type. Coats are handstripped and carded and scissored and thinned.
Certify by the Breed or Coat Type Category
You can certify on a specific breed (trim style) and continue to certify with a specific trim style to achieve a specialist score and ranking or choose to complete all trim styles required in the coat type class category to receive an overall ranking and title in the Coat Types Category.
Class Category Certificate
Participants receive the prestigious UCCS Certificate after completing all required Trim Styles in a Coat Type Category.
All IJA Sanctioned Competitions include Certification.
There are two different Trim Styles necessary to complete all Trim Style Components in the Pure Breeds with Sporting Coat Types.
How to Find the Right Breed
Competitor must use a dog with a sporting coat type for one of the required trim styles. Dog can be a pure breed or a mixed breed. Competitor may use a model dog to complete the other trim style required to complete trim style with required trim style components.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel
German Longhaired Pointer
Irish Red and White Setter
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Small Munsterlander Pointer
Welsh Springer Spaniel