For the first 1 hour and 50 minutes all grooming must be done with clippers and any combination of blades and/or attachment combs, this will include poodle faces and feet done during contest. Breaking this rule can result in disqualification.
The last 10 minutes of grooming, you can use any form of shears and other tool such as rakes, carding tools and stripping knives.
Sanitary, pads, and nails and ear plucking/cleaning must be done prior to class.
Judge will evaluate groom on balance, best use of tools, style, technique and difficulty.