Brillante started her show career at 3 months of age. At her first ARBA show there were 4 female
dogos in her class, she took 1st place all 4 shows & then took Group 1 3x, Group 2 1x & 1 BIS puppy. Brillante
finished her ARBA CH at 2 years of age with 2 more BIS wins. Bri has also been shown in Mexico (at 14 months, 1 month
to early to earn a CH title) & is 2 wins or CACMs away from a MX INT CH title. Bri finished 2002 as ARBAs #1 Dogo.
In 2003, Brillante earned her UKC CH title & was tied for Top 10 #1 Dogo until July 2003.
Where to Show
IABCA -- International All Breed Canine Association of America www.iabca.com
Earning CH titles
ARBA -- an ARBA CH title is earned when the dog has earned 9 CACUS (Certificate of Aptitude
for Championship in the United States). A minimum of 9 shows need to be entered to earn an ARBA CH title. The
winner of each adult class is awarded 1 CACUS point.
UKC -- a UKC CH title is earned when the dog has earned 100 points (30 of the points must
be from BOB or BOS wins). 10 points are awarded to the winner of each class. If there is competition, Best of
Winners is awarded an additional 10 points and Best of Breed (BOB) and Best of Sex are each awarded an additional 15
points. A maximum of 35 points per show can be earned.
UKC also has a Top 10
list which lists the Top 10 dogs of each breed who has shown with UKC. To make it to the Top 10 list, the
dog must have competed at a show where there were at least 3 members of his breed he was competing against. It
is possible to make it to this list without earning a CH title, and not all CH titled dogos will make it to this list if they
did not compete against 3 or more different dogs at a single show.
Rarities -- A Rarities CH title is earned when 15 points are earned, requiring 2 major wins
of 3 or more points each won under at least 2 different judges. The dog is awarded 1 point for each dog it beats.
IABCA -- An IABCA CH title is earned when 3 CAC (Certificate of Aptitude for Championship)
points are earned. It is possible to earn an IABCA CH title in as little as 3 shows.
CKC -- A CKC (Canine Kennel Club) CH title is earned when 15 points are earned, requiring
2 major wins of 3 or more points each won under at least 2 different judges
FCI -- an FCI CH title is earned when the dog has earned 4 CAC (Certificate of Aptitude for
Championship) points. Each country has its own CH title. Ex: A dog earning a CH title in Mexico is now a MEX CH.
In Mexico, 1 CACM (Certificate of Aptitude for Championship in Mexico) is awarded to the winner of each class. The dog
must be at least 15 months old to earn an FCI CH title. An FCI (PR, MEX, UR, etc.) title can be earned in as little
as 4 shows, with or without competition of the same breed.
NCA -- an NCA (National Canine Association) CH title is earned when the dog has earned 100
points, a maximum of 35 points per show.
Rarities & CKC titles are amoung the most difficult to earn because they require breed competition in order to earn
a CH title. All other titles can be earned without any competition from your own breed, including UKC titles.
If you have no competition with your dogo at a UKC show & your dogo places in the group class over dogs of other breeds
who had competition, then, your dogo can aquire enough points to complete his CH.
The following are books that I have personally read & recommend. Since many are out of print,
you may want to try half.com if your local library doesn't carry the book.
Stern, Jane & Stern, Michael. (1997) Dog Eat Dog: A Very Human Book About
Dogs and Dog Shows. New
York, NY : Scribner
Dog Eat Dog ... is a wonderful introduction into the "dog show world," this book introduces
and prepares its readers for the real deal. I especially recommend this book for rare-breed dog owners, like the Dogo Argentino.
Rare-breed shows are often frequented by those new-to-the breed and showing dogs for the first time in their life. Many dogo
owners experience the "pure bred dog world" for the first time after acquiring their dogo. Dog Eat Dog will surly not
leave you in the dark. This book is very educational and defines all terms that may be new to the reader. Even
if you've already gone to a show or two or five, I still recommend reading this book -- you'll learn even more.