National Association of Professional Creative Groomers

Promoting safety and education in the grooming industry since 2009




Class 2: Canine Anatomy & Breed Recognition


Understanding canine anatomy makes a professional groomer’s job easier while ensuring the pet is not inadvertently injured during the grooming process. Canine joints do not function the same as human joints, therefore they cannot be manipulated in the same fashion. This certification class also covers breed recognition from various AKC classes. 

Study Material: NAPCG Anatomy Study Packet and The Complete Dog Book (20th Edition)  

Exam Types: One written exam and one practical exam 

Exam Fees: $65 for each exam, $45 to retake an exam