CCA Top 20
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, together with their breeders, trainers and owners. The event provides a continuing incentive to strive 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 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, together with their breeders, trainers and owners. The event provides a continuing incentive to strive 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 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.
STATISTICS & ELIGIBILITY
- A dog may win the Top Twenty Award just once.
- If past winners of the CCA Top Twenty qualify as below they will not be allowed to compete in the Top Twenty or People’s Choice Award. However, they will be invited back as “Exhibition Only”.
- Qualifying dogs are those ranked in the Top 20 (breed or all-breed) AKC rankings .
- The Top 20 Qualifiers are determined by the AKC’s All-Breed and Breed Statistics. The reports are purchased from the AKC by the Top 20 Committee.
- To compete in this event, all owners and co-owners of finalists must be in good standing with the AKC & CCA (if members) 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.
In order to eliminate any possible perception of impropriety, the following prohibitions will apply:
- A person listed on the slate of judges for the current year’s CCA National Specialty Show, may not exhibit or have a dog exhibited in the CCA Top Twenty that is owned or co-owned by that judge. The dog, if qualified, may be shown “exhibition only”.
- No dog that is owned, co-owned, or shown by a member of the CCA Top Twenty committee, the Board, or a member of their family as defined by AKC rules can compete at the Top 20 event. The dog, if qualified, may be shown “exhibition only”.
- The CCA Top Twenty qualifiers will be sent a CCA Top 20 invitation to participate in this event. There is an entry fee to be returned with the entry form and other required information accompanying the Top Twenty invitation by the noted deadline on the entry form.
- Invitations to appear for Exhibition Only will be sent to previous winners of the event. The opportunity to purchase a double page of advertising in the Top 20 catalog and/or a ribbon(s) is available for nominal fees.
There will be three (3) judges for the CCA Top Twenty event. There will be one judge from each of the following three categories:
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 its dam.
A person approved by AKC to judge Chihuahuas; not a breeder or owner of Chihuahuas, having judged the breed for five (5) years.
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. In addition, the Handler Judge may not handle any dog at the CCA National Specialty Show of associated Chihuahua Specialty Shows that is owned or co-owned by an owner of a Top 20 entrant.
Excluding from judging this event:
- Any person actively serving on the CCA Top 20 Committee including family members.
- Any person who has previously judged a CCA Top Twenty event in any of the three categories In the past seven (7) years.
- The Top 20 Committee will select the judges in each of the three judging categories. Each participating Committee member may nominate up to one or two (1-2) judges in each category and forward the names to the Top 20 Chairman. The Top 20 Chairman, after reviewing the nominated judges for eligibility, will forward the names of the eligible nominees to the Top 20 Committee members. The participating Committee members will respond to the ballot, marked in priority order, to the Top 20 Committee Chairman who will tally the ballots.
- The Top 20 Chairman will secure the acceptance of the winning nominees, based upon availability. The names of the winners in each category will be revealed only to Committee members.I
- It will be the Top 20 Chairperson’s responsibility to insure that the judges understand that their election must remain totally confidential.
Each year a catalog is prepared exclusively for the Top 20 event. 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 & People’s Choice will receive a trophy made especially to commemorate the Top 20. Finalists in attendance will receive a formal rosette. The owner of a deceased finalist will also receive a rosette. Co-owners and breeders of finalists 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. Previous winners in attendance will receive a rosette. Finalists responding “No” to the invitation and not in attendance at the event will be noted in the rankings in the catalog.
- The Top 20 Event will be held in conjunction with the Annual Awards Banquet of the CCA National Specialty Show.
- The Draw for armband numbers and the order of competition will be held at least one-half hour before the beginning of the Top 20 competition.
- The winner of the event will be announced at the conclusion of the Annual Awards Banquet by the Top Chairperson or his/her designee.
- After all Top 20 competitors are viewed in the ring as a group, each dog will be judged individually.
- Each dog, as determined in exhibition order assigned by the Top 20 Coordinator, will enter the ring and pose for “First Impression.” Judges assign a score of 1-10 (10 being the highest) at this time to be used only in a case of tie points using the breed standard. The dog will then be moved down and back, and in a circle while all three judges watch, and the judges will score the dog for movement. The dog will then be examined and scored completely by the three judges, each judge touching and examining the dog as he/she sees fit. The dog will then circle the ring and exit. This process will be repeated until all dogs have been scored.
- All dogs will be scored by each judge using the scale of points as provided in the AKC approved standard for the Chihuahua.
- Immediately following the completion of judging, the judges’ marked (but not tallied for total scores) sheets will be turned over to an independent and impartial person or persons to be tabulated. The scores for each dog, from each of the 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 score sheets and the identity of the winning dog will be announced by the Top 20 Chairperson on the evening of the CCA Awards Banquet.
- In the event of a tie, the winner is determined by consulting the FIRST IMPRESSION TOTAL. The dog with the highest FirstImpression 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 still a tied 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|