Level 2 - Canadian Canine Stylist (CCS2) Terrier
(Certified Groomer)

Membership Form
Certification Application Form
Sample Practical Form
Terrier Group Pictures


Written Exam - $40.00Practical Test - $100.00
Rewrite Written - $20.00Retake Practical - $50.00

Study Material

Written Exam

  • 70% minimum requirement to pass (85% min. to apply towards Master Groomer title)
  • 100 questions
  • Time allowed for completion: 1 hour
  • No. of Certifiers required to administer: 1 Junior or Senior Certifier or Proctor
    (see Competitions, Proctors & Special Considerations)

Practical Test

  • 70% minimum requirement to pass (85% min. to apply towards Master Groomer title)
  • No. of Certifiers required: 2 - one of which must be a Senior Certifier
  • Terrier certification requires two Practical tests: Short Legged Terrier and Long Legged Terrier
  • Dog must have a minimum of 2" of coat
  • Dog must be bathed and prepped before arrival at certification (pads, nails, ears & sanitary)
  • Dogs do not have to be hand stripped
  • A carding comb or stripping knife may be used (proper use of these tools will result in a higher mark)
  • Clippers may be used (#7 not recommended – prevents easy blending of lines)
  • Thinning shears may be used to blend clipper lines
  • Time allowed for completion:
      Dogs 16" & under – 2 hours
      Dogs over 16" – 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Recommended Breeds:
      Short Legged TerrierLong Legged Terrier
      (not recommended to hand strip – not enough time to do)
      Dandie DinmontBedlington
      ScottishKerry Blue
      West HighlandMiniature Schnauzer
       Soft Coated Wheaton
       Wire Fox

      (Other breeds may be used but at the Certifier's discretion. Certifier must be asked if they are willing to evaluate and have knowledge of the breed suggested.)