Some of the best Australian professional dog groomers will battle it out at the Bathurst Showground on Sunday, to claim the best in show crown.
The Bathurst Professional Dog Grooming Competition is set to be one of the first competitions of its kind in the city, with contestants to travel from all across Australia.
Meagan Lidbetter, organiser of the event and of Pamper and Paws Dog Spa in Blayney, said there is almost 20 groomers headed to Bathurst to compete on Sunday.
"We've got 18 groomers and 30 dogs so far," she explained.
"Categories for competition will be split into novice, intermediate and masters and we have some internationally regarded judges coming from Sydney."
Unfortunately for Ms Lidbetter, she won't be competing as she's organising the event, but she explained how some of the groomers will prepare the dogs.
"They'll be groomed to breed standard trims," she said.
"They've been preparing for months, making sure they know the right technique and style for their dog. The dogs' coats would have been growing for two months beforehand."
As well as the grooming competition, there'll be markets stalls on the day, featuring animal supplies, local produce, food and craft for children.
The event starts at 8am and runs through to 4pm and while dogs are set to star during the grooming competition, attendees are not allowed to bring pets.
For more information, visit Bathurst Dog Grooming Competition on Facebook.