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Interested in Showing your Dogo in Conformation?

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CH Parrish Acre Brillante del Rio. 3.5 yrs in picture

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

AKC -- American Kennel Club http://www.akc.org
 
ARBA -- American Rare Breed Association www.arba.org
 
UKC -- United Kennel Club www.ukcdogs.com
 
Rarities -- formally Canadian Rarities http://www.vaxxine.com/rarities/
 
IABCA -- International All Breed Canine Association of America www.iabca.com
 
CKC -- Canine Kennel Club http://www.caninekennelclub.com/
 
FCI -- Federation Cynologique Internationale http://www.fci.be/
 
 
NCA -- National Canine Association www.nationalcanine.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.

Helpful Books
   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.

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