CCA Top 20
The event offers all who attend a chance to view the very best Chihuahuas in the Country based upon their competitive standings for the previous year. Using the scale of points, each dog is evaluated according to how closely it conforms to the breed standard. This procedure is not available at any AKC show and allows the spectators an opportunity to evaluate the dogs, scoring them at the same time to see how individual views can produce a concensus decision, which can then be compared to their own impressions.
Top 20 Guidelines
To showcase excellence in Chihuahuas, the CCA sponsors a Top 20 event. This event is a part of the CCA National and is intended to educate and entertain judges, exhibitors, breeders and fanciers. This event provides special recognition to those Chihuahuas with the most outstanding records in the show ring during the previous calendar year. The event provides a continuing incentive for Chihuahuas to excel in structure, movement, temperament and conformation to our written standard. The event offers all who attend a chance to view the very best Chihuahuas in the Country based upon their competitive standings for the previous year. Using a scale of points, each dog is evaluated according to how closely it conforms to the breed standard (Top 20 Winner). This procedure is NOT available at any AKC show. The spectators have the opportunity to ‘ring-side’ judge and vote on the individual they think is best (People’s Choice). This is NOT an AKC licensed/sanctioned event.
STATISTICS & ELIGIBILITY
- A dog may win the Top Twenty just once.
- Past winners of the Top Twenty will not be allowed to compete in the Top Twenty Competition again. However, they will be invited back as a Past Winner Exhibition.
- Qualifying dogs are those ranked in the Top Twenty (breed or all-breed) AKC rankings.
- The Top 20 Qualifiers are determined by the AKC’s All-Breed and Breed Statistics and (starting in 2019) Owner-Handler All-Breed and Breed Statistics.
- To compete in this event, all owners and co-owners of finalists must be in good standing with the AKC and CCA (if member/s) at the time the invitations are extended and at the time of the event. All dogs must be eligible at the time of the event to compete in AKC events.
- A person listed on the slate of judges for the current year’s CCA National Specialty Show, including Sweepstakes, may not exhibit or have a dog exhibited in the CCA Top 20 that is owned or co-owned by that judge. The dog, if qualified, may be shown in “Exhibition Only”.
- No dog that is owned, co-owned, or shown by a member of the CCA Top 20 Committee, or a member of their family as defined by AKC rules can compete at the Top 20 Competition. The dog, if qualified, may be shown in “Exhibition Only”.
- The CCA Top 20 qualifiers will be sent a CCA Top 20 invitation to participate in this competition. There is an entry fee to be returned with the response card and other required information accompanying the Top 20 invitation by the noted deadline on the invitation. Every attempt should be made to send an invitation to each owner of a Top 20 dog.
- All past Top 20 Winners will receive an invitation and their response card should be marked “Exhibition Only”. Every attempt should be made to send an invitation to each owner of a past Top 20 Winner.
There will be three (3) judges for the CCA Top Twenty event. There will be one judge from each of the following three categories:
AKC JUDGE A person approved by the AKC to judge Chihuahuas; having judged the breed for at least five (5) years.
BREEDER JUDGE An established Chihuahua breeder who has bred Chihuahuas for at least ten (10) years. The Breeder Judge must not own or co-own either a dog in the CCA Top 20 Competition or its sire or dam.
HANDLER JUDGE A professional handler, either active or retired, who meets the requirements for membership in a Professional Handlers’ Association (though not necessarily a member). The Handler Judge must have at least five (5) years’ experience. The Handler Judge must not have shown a Chihuahua for an owner of a dog in the Top 20 Competition for two (2) years preceding the event. I addition, the Handler Judge may not handle any dog at the CCA National Specialty Show or associated Chihuahua Specialty Show that is owned or co-owned by an owner of a Top 20 entrant.
- Any person serving on the Top 20 Committee including family members.
- Any person who has previously judged a CCA Top 20 Competition in any of the three categories in the past seven (7) years.
Selection of the judges for the three categories should be made by no more than three (3) people. The Chairperson of the Top 20 Committee will make the final decision. Asking committee members is encouraged but the final judges are to be selected by the chairperson and remain secret to everyone. It will be the Top 20 Chairperson’s responsibility to insure that the judges understand that their assignment must remain totally confidential. If a judge’s identity becomes known, they shall be replaced immediately.
Each year a catalog is prepared for the Top 20 Competition. They are available for sale just prior to the scheduled starting time of the event, during the remainder of the CCA National week, and by mail thereafter through a designated Top 20 Committee member.
The catalog contains a page for each competitor, with photograph and pedigree supplied by the dog’s owner or agent.
TROPHIES, ROSETTES AND CERTIFICATES OF ELIGIBILTY
- The owner of the winner of the Top 20 and People’s Choice will receive a trophy made especially to commemorate the Top 20 Competition and a Rosette of the win.
- All finalist will receive a formal rosette with dog’s name on one of the streamers.
- The owner of a past winner that is deceased shall receive a rosette the following year after his/her death.
- Co-owners and breeders of a finalist may also purchase rosettes by ordering from a designated Committee member (advance response is mandatory). The total number of additional rosettes ordered may not exceed the number of listed breeders and co-owners of the finalist.
- Past Winners in attendance will receive a rosette and a bio read.
Rankings shall be listed in the catalog.
- The Top 20 Competition will be held at the CCA National Specialty Show Banquet.
- The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the competition by the Top 20 Chairperson or his/her designee.
- Each competitor will enter the ring one at a time (while their music selection is played). Go around the ring, down the diagonal, half way back up and stop and bait your dog for up to 30 seconds and then back up to the judges. This is to determine the “First Impression” score. The First Impression score is only used to break a tie. The dog will then move down and back and around the ring to a table while all three judges watch and the dog will be scored for movement. This process will be repeated until there is a dog on each of the three tables.
- The dogs will then be examined by each judge and scored on their (the judge’s) score sheet.
- Immediately following the completion of judging, the judges’ marked (but not tallied) score sheets will be turned over to independent and impartial persons for tabulation. The score for each dog, from each of three judges, are added together, then divided by three (3) to determine the dog’s average score.
- The winner will be determined on the basis of the average score of each dog. The dog with the highest score is the Top 20 Winner.
- In the event of a tie, the winner is determined by consulting the FIRST IMPRESSION TOTAL. The dog with the highest First Impression total is declared the winner. THE FIRST IMPRESSION SCORE IS USED ONLY TO BREAK A TIE, AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN TABULATING THE AVERAGE SCORE. If there is a tie score, there will be two (2) winners who shall share the title of Top 20 Winner.
|1.||GCHG CH Dazzles Thunderous Applause||1.||GCHG CH Ouachitah One Life To Give|
|2.||GCHG CH Dartan Diamonds Are Forever At Viva||2.||GCHS CH Bello Embustero Of Composant|
|3.||GCHS CH Bello Embustero Of Composant||3.||GCHP CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)|
|4.||GCHG CH Ouachitah One Life To Give||4.||GCHG CH Dazzles Thunderous Applause|
|5.||GCHB CH Conemara Fall Out Boy||5.||GCHG CH Dartan Diamonds Are Forever At Viva|
|6.||GCHP CH Shorepointe’s Buddy Dazzler||6.||GCHS CH Martriart Lg Mini Cooper|
|7.||GCHS CH Martriart Lg Mini Cooper||7.||GCHP CH Shorepointe’s Buddy Dazzler|
|8.||GCHS CH Cogie’s Thundering Streak||8.||GCHB CH Sand-Man N’ Roundabout Ole’ Jose|
|9.||GCHS CH Envi’s Dip Baby Dip Pasco||9.||GCHS CH Dartan Wow Factor Of Josam|
|10.||GCHB CH Krispin Ever Ready||10.||GCHS CH Cogie’s Thundering Streak|
|11.||GCHG CH Matriart Lg Louvre||11.||GCHG CH Matriart Lg Louvre|
|12.||GCH CH Bayard Ya’Ll Know My Daddy @Jaken||12.||GCH CH Bayard Ya’Ll Know My Daddy @Jaken|
|13.||GCHP CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)||13.||GCHB CH Rejoyce’s Pistol Pete|
|14.||GCHB CH Rejoyce’s Pistol Pete||14.||GCHS CH Envi’s Dip Baby Dip Pasco|
|14.||GCHB CH Pc Sand-Man’s Micro Burst At Vista||15.||GCHB CH Conemara Fall Out Boy|
|16.||GCHS CH Weestar Timeless First Knight Of Camelot||16.||GCHS CH Weestar Timeless First Knight Of Camelot|
|17.||GCHB CH Cogie’s Oh My Stars||17.||GCHB CH Jetstar’s Flashpoint|
|18.||GCHB CH Chiboya White Magic Witches||18.||GCH CH Who’s Love Was Outcast – S|
|19.||GCHB CH Jetstar’s Flashpoint||19.||GCHB CH Cogie’s Oh My Stars|
|20.||GCHG CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight||20.||GCHG CH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight|
|1.||GCHG CH H&H Hotrod||1.||GCHS CH Dazzles Mgm Diamonds Are Forever|
|2.||GCHS CH Dazzles Mgm Diamonds Are Forever||2.||GCHG CH Ouachitah Diamond In The Sky At Lone Pine|
|3.||GCHS CH St Johns Rico Suave||3.||GCHG CH H&H Hotrod|
|4.||GCHG CH Ouachitah Diamond In The Sky At Lone Pine||4.||GCHS CH Capitol’s We Aim To Please By Bayard|
|5.||GCHG CH Matriart Lg Sweet Cake||5.||GCHG CH Matriart Lg Sweet Cake|
|6.||GCHS CH Jenzie Christmas Bliss At Victory||6.||GCHS CH Jenzie Christmas Bliss At Victory|
|7.||GCHG CH Bk’s Wild About Harry||7.||GCHS CH St Johns Rico Suave|
|8.||GCHS CH Capitol’s We Aim To Please By Bayard||8.||GCHS CH Blue Chi’s Topsy Turvy|
|9.||GCHS CH Blue Chi’s Topsy Turvy||9.||GCHB CH Karousel Party Favor|
|10.||GCHB CH Jakaras Dressed To Impress Of Jetstar||10.||GCHS CH Chinchar’s Hard To Resist|
|11.||GCHS CH Moonhill’s Your Mama Don’T Dance||11.||GCHB CH Jakaras Dressed To Impress Of Jetstar|
|12.||GCHS CH Mst United Jp Kobushi||12.||GCHB CH Matriart Lg Temaky|
|13.||GCHB CH Rafina Oh So Jackie O||13.||GCHB CH Rafina Oh So Jackie O|
|14.||GCHB CH Isa’s Danced In Laughter With The Everafter||14.||GCHS CH Lamaki Taser Bright|
|14.||GCHS CH Chinchar’s Hard To Resist||15.||GCHB CH Omegas Rocket Man|
|16.||GCH CH Tres Beau King Louie Of Feathurquest||16.||GCHG CH Bk’s Wild About Harry|
|17.||GCHB CH Omegas Rocket Man||17.||GCHS CH Moonhill’s Your Mama Don’T Dance|
|18.||GCHB CH Matriart Lg Temaky||18.||GCHS CH Mst United Jp Kobushi|
|19.||GCH CH Bloomsbury Bellissimo||19.||GCHB CH Chula’s Smokin Hot-L|
|20.||GCHB CH Destiny’s Golden Boy||20.||GCHB CH Isa’s Danced In Laughter With The Everafter|
|1.||GCH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)||1.||CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)|
|2.||GCH Promenade Ring O Fire||2.||GCH Ouachitah One Life To Give|
|3.||GCH Shorepointe’s Buddy Dazzler||3.||GCH Promenade Ring O Fire|
|4.||GCH Ouachitah One Life To Give||4.||GCH Shorepointe’s Buddy Dazzler|
|5.||GCH Flo-Davi ‘N Timeless Creating Havoc||5.||GCH South Fork’s Sweet Harmony|
|6.||GCH Dartan Wow Factor of Josam||6.||GCH Lugari Holiday Rocco|
|7.||GCH Lugari Holiday Rocco||7.||GCH Dartan Diamonds Are Forever At Viva|
|8.||GCH Dartan Diamonds Are Forever At Viva||8.||GCH Koniki’s Queen of De Nile 4 Bellachi|
|9.||GCH Kirin Abracadabra||9.||GCH Kirin Abracadabra|
|10.||GCH South Fork’s Sweet Harmony||10.||GCH Angelic Thumbalena|
|11.||GCH Weestar Timeless First Knight of Camelot||11.||GCH Sand-Man N’ Roundabout Ole’ Jose|
|12.||GCH Koniki’s Queen of De Nile 4 Bellachi||12.||GCH Dartan Wow Factor of Josam|
|13.||GCH Koniki’s N Ka-Lynn’s The Big Kahuna||13.||GCH Flo-Davi ‘N Timeless Creating Havoc|
|14.||GCH Dazzles Thunderous Applause||14.||GCH Matriart Lg Louvre|
|14.||GCH Matriart Lg Louvre||15.||GCH Koniki’s N Ka-Lynn’s The Big Kahuna|
|16.||GCH Tegs Lex Luthor||16.||GCH Weestar Timeless First Knight of Camelot|
|17.||GCH Conemara Quite Contrary||17.||GCH Tegs Lex Luthor|
|18.||GCH Jetstar’s Flashpoint||18.||GCH Cogie’s Oh My Stars|
|19.||GCH Kandiland’s Lil Drummer Boy||19.||GCH Lexus Albus (Sanchez)|
|20.||GCH Angelic Thumbalena||20.||GCH Envi’s Dip Baby Dip Pasco|
|1.||GCH Capitol’s We Aim To Please By Bayard||1.||GCH Dazzles Touch of Midas|
|2.||GCH Ouachitah Diamond In the Sky at Lone Pine||2.||GCH Ouachitah Diamond In the Sky at Lone Pine|
|3.||GCH Dazzles Touch of Midas||3.||GCH Bramver’s Black Dynamite|
|4.||GCH Bramver’s Black Dynamite||4.||GCH Capitol’s We Aim To Please By Bayard|
|5.||GCH Mst United Jp Kobushi||5.||GCH Jenzie Christmas Bliss at Victory|
|6.||GCH Lamaki Taser Bright||6.||GCH Bk’s Wild About Harry|
|7.||GCH Matriart Lg Sweet Cake||7.||GCH Mst United Jp Kobushi|
|8.||GCH Chinchar’s Hard To Resist||8.||GCH Jetstar’s Simply Outrageous|
|9.||GCH Jetstar’s Simply Outrageous||9.||GCH Matriart Lg Sweet Cake|
|10.||GCH Bk’s Wild About Harry||10.||GCH Chinchar’s Hard To Resist|
|11.||GCH Jenzie Christmas Bliss at Victory||11.||GCH Moonhill’s Your Momma Don’t Dance|
|12.||GCH Neo Fabulous Sky’s The Limit||12.||GCH Pollack’s Trace (Sanchez)|
|13.||GCH Promenade Gummy Bear||13.||GCH Taradona Flash Harry|
|14.||GCH Isa’s Danced In Laughter With The Everafter||14.||GCH Silver Bluff Show No Mercy|
|15.||GCH Mgm Spellbound||15.||GCH Jakaras Dressed To Impress of Jetstar|
|16.||GCH Jakaras Dressed To Impress of Jetstar||16.||GCH Promenade Gummy Bear|
|17.||GCH Karousel Party Favor||17.||GCH H&H Hotrod|
|18.||GCH Moonhill’s Your Momma Don’t Dance||18.||GCH Karousel Party Favor|
|19.||GCH Blue Chi’s Topsy Turvy||19.||GCH Sandy’s Babes Tradewinds Wish Upon A Star|
|20.||GCH Ayrwen Special Fx of Galway||20.||GCH Isa’s Danced In Laughter With The Everafter|
|1.||GCH Matriart LG Muffin||1.||GCH Jetstar’s Simply Outrageous|
|2.||GCH Jetstar’s Simply Outrageous||2.||GCH Matriart Lg Muffin|
|3.||GCH Lone Pine’s Boston Legal D’Ouachitah||3.||GCH Lone Pine’s Boston Legal D’Ouachitah|
|4.||GCH Kokura Yama JP Gold Medallion||4.||GCH Bamboo High Sky II|
|5.||GCH Bamboo High Sky II||5.||GCH Ouachitah Diamond In the Sky at Lone Pine|
|6.||GCH Bk’s Wild About Harry||6.||GCH Bk’s Wild About Harry|
|7.||GCH Winterfell Prince William Of Ludi Hill||7.||GCH Carousel’s Lovin Spoonful|
|8.||GCH Pollack’s Trace (Sanchez)||8.||GCH Winterfell Prince William of Ludi Hill|
|9.||GCH Dazzles Scout’s Honor Promenade||9.||GCH Kokura Yama Jp Gold Medallion|
|10.||GCH Ouachitah Diamond In the Sky at Lone Pine||10.||GCH Dazzles Scout’s Honor Promenade|
|11.||GCH Victory Mask of Zorro||11.||GCH Neo Fabulous Sky’s The Limit|
|12.||GCH Jilan Shar’s Cottonwood||12.||GCH Pollack’s Trace (Sanchez)|
|13.||GCH Neo Fabulous Sky’s The Limit||13.||GCH Jilan Shar’s Cottonwood|
|14.||GCH Taradona Flash Harry||14.||GCH Mgm Spellbound|
|14.||GCH Bramver’s Royal Tuxedo||15.||GCH Timeless Cottondale Pink Champagne|
|16.||GCH Chavez & Rejoyce Timmy||16.||GCH Taradona Flash Harry|
|17.||GCH Carousel’s Lovin Spoonful||17.||GCH Victory Mask of Zorro|
|18.||GCH Mgm Spellbound||18.||GCH Lamaki Taser Bright|
|19.||GCH Timeless Cottondale Pink Champagne||19.||GCH Bramver’s Royal Tuxedo|
|20.||GCH Blue Chi’s Pip-Squeak||20.||GCH Dazzles Touch of Midas|
|1.||GCH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)||1.||CH Sonnus Filho (Sanchez)|
|2.||GCH Jomey Benny Boo||2.||GCH CH South Fork’s Sweet Harmony|
|3.||GCH Kokura Yama Jp Darling Dartan||3.||GCH Jomey Benny Boo|
|4.||GCH Shorepointe’s Buddy Dazzler||4.||GCH Shorepointe’s Buddy Dazzler|
|5.||GCH Genbrook’s Playin’ With Fire||5.||GCH Ouachitah One Life to Give|
|6.||GCH Matriart Lg Louvre||6.||GCH Genbrooks’ Playin’ With Fire|
|7.||GCH Ouachitah One Life To Give||7.||GCH Kokura Yama JP Darling Dartan|
|8.||GCH South Fork’s Sweet Harmony||8.||GCH Cogie’s Precious Streak|
|9.||GCH Promenade Ring O Fire||9.||GCH Promenade Ring O Fire|
|10.||GCH Bolding Brinn||10.||GCH Ouachitah Glitz and Glamour at Lone Pine|
|11.||GCH Chiboya Breaking Dawn||11.||GCH Dartan Wow Factor of Josam|
|12.||GCH Ouachitah Glitz and Glamour at Lone Pine||12.||GCH Silver Bluff Mahogany Sonador|
|13.||GCH Cogie’s Precious Streak||13.||GCH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight|
|14.||GCH Dazzles Naughty Little Hotstuff Sette||14.||GCH Bolding Brinn|
|14.||GCH Dartan Wow Factor of Josam||15.||GCH Tegs Lex Luthor|
|16.||GCH Hi-C Chanel Pearls and Ice at Terlingua||16.||GCH Chiboya Breaking Dawn|
|17.||GCH Silver Bluff Mahogany Sonador||17.||CH Je-Moreno Krispy Kreme|
|18.||GCH Ayrwen Star Kissed Delight||18.||GCH Matriart Lg Louvre|
|19.||GCH Tegs Lex Luthor||19.||GCH Jetstar’s Point Break|
|20.||GCH Tegs Leather and Lace||20.||CH Dazzles Dynamite Damion|