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Global Poodle Summit

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Come to GPS; We'll Guide You!

About GPS

Global Poodle Summit, A weekend of world-class demonstrations and discussions on all things Poodles! Global Poodle Summit is a must-attend event for Poodle breeders, owner handlers, and groomers with an international panel of speakers, each of whom has enjoyed much success in the world of Poodles.

 

At this two-day event, our speakers will present on Poodle grooming and trimming, handling, breeding and Poodles as an art-form.

Global Poodle Summit promises to be a thrilling two-day gathering of experts and enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned Poodle breeder, handler or groomer, or you are just getting started in the passionate world of Poodles, Global Poodle Summit is an event not to be missed.

Do you want to learn from some of the

Presentations on

Grooming, Handling

and breeding Poodles

from world-class

experts

Buy your Exclusive* Global Poodle Summit tickets here

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Gps ticket also grants acces to all other seminars, tradeshow and competitions.

Program

SATURDAY 

10am - 12pm 

  • Poodles Worldwide - Breeding, Rearing and Judging : 

    • Our international panel of Poodle experts will launch our weekend of ‘Poodle Excellence’ with a discussion of the state of Poodle breeding, judging, and presentation, worldwide. We will discuss the practice of breeding Poodles, specifically the difference between breeding “for pedigrees” in contrast to breeding “for the virtues” of one dog versus another. We will talk about selecting puppies for your show and breeding program, as well as the importance of rearing a Poodle as a Poodle; the often overlooked ‘breed-specific’ rearing of a Poodle that is needed for that ‘Poodle IT factor’. We will bring this all together in a talk about ‘How to Judge the Poodle’, a workshop for breeders, owners and aspiring judges. Our panelists will also discuss “Poodles as Art” and the uniqueness of this breed’s presentation in art, photographed, and in the ring.

1 - 3pm

  • Winning Poodle Presentation - Handling: 

    • Learn how to present the Poodle so that it will WIN: handling edition! Our panelists will discuss what handling techniques make a winning performance for a Poodle; what you need to present and emphasize from your Poodle in the ring. Handling techniques are demonstrated by our world-famous Poodle handlers! 

 

3 - 5pm 

  • Winning Poodle Presentation - Grooming: 

    • Learn how to present the Poodle so that it will WIN: grooming edition! Our panelists will discuss how your Poodle’s trim and overall silhouette need to look in the show ring. This will include the absolute importance of coat condition, maintenance banding, and how you need to prepare your Poodle’s coat. 

Our expert panelists will discuss and demonstrate how Poodle grooming relates to structure and angulation, the importance of balance in Poodle grooming, and common mistakes made that interfere with the Poodle’s elegant silhouette. We will teach you how to take your interpretation of the standard and your artistic ability to ‘create your own brand’ of Poodle. 

SUNDAY

10am - 12pm 

  • The Continental Trim Demonstrated: 

    • A team of our panelists will discuss and demonstrate The Continental Trim. You will learn about the do’s and don'ts of the trim, including the lines, shape, proportions and balance of the trim; common misconceptions, and more. You will get to watch our experts trim The Continental from top to bottom! 

  • The Scandinavian Trim Demonstrated: 

    • A team of our panelists will discuss and demonstrate The Scandinavian/Second Puppy Trim. You will learn about the do’s and don'ts of the trim, including the lines, shape, proportions and balance of the trim; common misconceptions, and more. You will get to watch our experts trim The Scandinavian from top to bottom! 

  • Poodle Topknots & Spray-Ups Demonstrated: 

    • Once our Continental and Scandinavian Trims are complete, our panelists will topknot, spray-up, and finish trim their Poodles. You will learn their proven methods and favorite techniques for topknotting the Poodle for a strong foundation, how to perfect the bubble, and different methods of spraying up. We will demonstrate how the topknot, spray-up and ears need to balance the rest of the trim and we will finish the trim with “finish trimming” that is essential for the show ring.

 

1 - 3pm

  • Troubleshooting: Grooming and Handling Walkthroughs: 

    • Now is your chance to work with our experts! For the afternoon session, you will be able to target your grooming and handling pain-points by receiving hands-on advice from our panelists. Whether you want to improve your handling skills, trimming, topknots, coat care, or anything in between you will walk away with actionable advice to level-up your Poodle presentation.

 

3 - 5pm 

  • Troubleshooting: Grooming and Handling Walkthroughs: 

    • Now is your chance to work with our experts! For the afternoon session, you will be able to target your grooming and handling pain-points by receiving hands-on advice from our panelists. Whether you want to improve your handling skills, trimming, topknots, coat care, or anything in between you will walk away with actionable advice to level-up your Poodle presentation.

 

Private photography sessions with Maud Nilsson: Stay tuned for photography sessions with Maud Nilsson on Sunday afternoon (*sold separately).

Speakers

Allison Alexander

Leading Edge Dog Show Academy

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Allison Alexander has been involved in the sport of purebred dogs nearly her entire life. In 1987 she became a Professional Dog Handler and throughout her career won more than any other woman in Canada - more than 750 ‘Best in Show’ awards!

Maud Nilsson

Alchemy

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My name is Maud Nilsson, I was born in Sweden, but moved to Norway at age 18. I am a breeder with prefix Alchemy, I also work together with the World renowned kennel Afterglow, United Kingdom.

Lynn Jason

Afterglow

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Jason Lynn was a 7 year old Kentucky boy when he watched a televised replay of the great German Shepherd Dog “Manhattan” winning Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club in New York City.

Michael Gadsby

Afterglow

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Michael Gadsby from the UK. Not many breeders have enjoyed so much success as Mike has, including being a breeder of two Crufts Best in Show winners in two different breeds. Today internationally most famous for its American Cockers and Poodles.

Tom isherwood

Stagedoor / Afterglow

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At the age of seven, Tom was taken to Crufts by his grandmother and immediately he was fascinated by the whole scene. After his visit to Crufts in 1991, Tom eventually bought his first show dog in 1996.

Presented by Leading Edge Dog Show Academy in conjunction with Groomania

Questions? Get in touch with Leading Edge Dog Show Academy at:

Email: info@leadingedgedogshow.com

Facebook: @dogshowacademy

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