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Wire Coat Types

The pure breeds with wire coat types exhibit scruffy to very stylized trim styles to capture the proper expressions and profiles in this category. The wire coat category consists of the signature short legged and long legged trim styles as well as unique styles presented on the Australian Terrier and Dandie Dinmont Terrier. 

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  Schnauzer with a clippered head and body.

Technical Skills: The Pet Trim Style Division allows for all technical skills to be applied to the wire coat types. Wire 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 Schnauzer or Wire Fox Terrier in a handstripped trim.

Technical Skills: The Show Trim Division requires the proper technical skills for the coat type. Wire coat types are handstripped and carded with scissoring and thinning techniques used to touch up the trim.

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.

Trim Styles 
There are six different Trim Styles necessary to complete all Trim Style Components in the Pure Breeds with Wire Coat Types. 

How to Find the Right Breed

Competitor must use a dog with a wire 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 styles required to complete trim style with required trim style components.



Airedale Terrier

Australian Terrier

Belgian Laekenois

Berger Picard

Border Terrier

Bracco Italiona

Brussels Griffon, Rough

Cairn Terrier

Dachshund, Wire Haired

Dandie  Dinmont Terrier

German Wirehaired Pointer

Giant Schnauzer

GlenImaal Terrier

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Ibizan Hound, Wirehaired

Irish Terrier

Irish Wolfhound

Lakeland Terrier

Miniature Schnauzer

Norfolk Terrier

Norwich Terrier


Parson Russell Terrier

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, Wire coat

Rat Terrier

Russell Terrier, Wire-coated

Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

Spinone Italiano

Standard Schnauzer

Vizsla, Wirehaired

Welsh Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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