British Dog Grooming Championship 2020

Sunday, 26 April 2020, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM [GMT]

Stadium Way West, Bletchley, England, MK1 1ST, United Kingdom

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One Dog competitor registration PARTIAL APPROVAL - £42.00

This ticket allows you to enter one dog in the Experienced, Advanced or Creative groups.

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Two Dog competitor registration PARTIAL APPROVAL - £50.00

This ticket allows you to enter two dogs in the Experienced, Advanced or Creative groups.

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Newcomer Group PARTIAL APPROVAL - £26.00

This group is for groomers who are new to the industry i.e. less than 18 months experience. You must not have been placed first in a class at a grooming competition. It includes access to an exclusive newcomer seminar with the judges in the afternoon.

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Sunday, 26 April 2020, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM [GMT]

Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Stadium Way West, Bletchley, England, MK1 1ST, United Kingdom.

The 2020 British Dog Grooming Championship will take place on Sunday 26 April at the Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, as part of the Petindex trade show.

THIS SITE IS FOR COMPETITOR REGISTRATION ONLY. If you wish to come to the event as a visitor and watch the competition,  browse the trade stands and attend the dozens of seminars and demonstrations, please visit and register your attendance.

With oodles of free parking and loads to see and do all day, it promises to be a really exciting competition. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Newcomer Group (1 dog only)



1 dog (main groups)



2 dogs (main groups)




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 1) Newcomer - groomers with less than two years' experience - competes in the morning only
2) Open – All contestants with over two years' grooming experience but have never won their categories can enter the “Open” class and will stay 12 months even if  they attain a victory. Contestants will enter the “Champion” class, where existing, the year after only in the categories they won and only if the victory was attained in a class of, at least, 5 contestants; otherwise another gold medal must be won in a bigger class
3) Champion – Contestants that have already won in the same category at a competition can be admitted in “Champion” class

Groomers enter either the Newcomer competition (open to student groomers and those with less than two years' grooming experience); or in the Open or Champion class. Competitors choose to compete with either one or two dogs in the following classes.

NB: To challenge for UK Groomer of the Year, a competitor MUST have competed with two dogs.

* All competitors are allowed 1 assistant to attend for FREE.  Family & Friends must register as a visitor and wont be allowed access to the arena until Petindex opens at 9am.*

1. Handstripping
2. Gundogs
3. Newcomers
4. Creative Class - Classic Creative and Asian Fusion

5. Poodles
6. Purebred Scissor
7. Workshop/Commercial

All morning classes start at 8.30am. Afternoon classes start at 1pm. Class winners go on to be judged for the overall winner of their Group.

The Open and Champion winners are then judged at the end of the day by the Groomer of the Year judge to determine the 2020 Groomer of the Year.

The Newcomer of the Year will be judged at 11.45am from the 1st place newcomer class winners by a judge still to be confirmed.


We are delighted to announce our outstanding judges confirmed so far:

- Umberto Lehmann
- Rony de Munter
- Jette Feldt
- Sathit Suratphiphit
- Linda Barker

Additional judges will be announced shortly.

The British Dog Groomers' Association - the largest and most established trade association for dog groomers in the UK.