CCAA Midwest Regional Specialty, Saturday, August 29, 2015

CCAA Midwest Regional Specialty, Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lexington, Kentucky

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & EXHIBITORS ALIKE!

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Judge Ms. Rita J. Biddle, Esq.

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Best of Breed – CH Integrity’s Deadly Weapon At Haven Hill

Best of Opposite – GCH CH Italica’s Elisir D’Amore Numero Nove

Best of Winners – Alcors Bart Rocco

Winners Dog – Alcors Bart Rocco

Winners Bitch – Apple Valley’s Gabriella

Select Dog – GCH CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Gray

Select Bitch – GCH CH Riverbluff’s Sweet Child O’Mine

Award of Merit – CH Rothorm JY Dream Love At First Sight

Award of Merit – GCH CH Leandro Di Bravado

Reserve Winners Dog – Weapon X Wolverine

Reserve Winners Bitch – Luna D’Argento Di Moonefield

Best Bred-By Exhibitor – Alcors Bart Rocco

Best Owner-Handled – CH Chatham’s Meet Me N The Grotto

Best Puppy – Luna D’Argento Di Moonefield

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Judge Mr. Cledith M. Wakefield

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Best in Puppy Sweepstakes – Integrity’s Flat 5 At Haven Hill

Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweepstakes – Alasdair Sins Of The Father

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2015 CCAA Breeder’s Cup Invitational, Saturday, May 23, 2015

2015 CCAA Breeder’s Cup Invitational, Saturday, May 23, 2015

WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & EXHIBITORS ALIKE!

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2015 Breeder’s Cup Invitational was awarded to:

GCH CH Epic Diesel Of Castleguard CGC TT CA RATI RATN

 

2015 Breeder’s Cup Invitational People’s Choice Award was awarded to:

GCH CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Gray CA

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JUDGES (in alphabetical order):

Mr. Vincent P. Chianese

Mr. Joe Hovorka

Mrs. Betty Osing

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PARTICIPANTS (in alphabetical order):

GCH CH Ballard’s Dream Maker Eva

GCH CH Capri D’Jango

GCH CH Casa Real’s Carolina Dreams CGC (for exhibition purposes only)

GCH CH Epic Diesel Of Castleguard CGC TT CA RATI RATN

GCH CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Gray CA (for exhibition purposes only)

GCH CH Italica’s Locked N Loaded BN RA THDN CGCA CD BH TT AD BH (for exhibition purposes only)

GCH CH Palazzo’s All By Himself Blue Ridge

GCH CH RiverBluff’s Sweet Child O’Mine

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CCAA Supported Entry, Monday, May 25, 2015

CCAA Supported Entry, Monday, May 25, 2015

WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & EXHIBITORS ALIKE!

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Judge Ms. Linda Robey

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Best of Breed – GCH CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Gray

Best of Opposite – CH Italica’s Elisir D’Amore Numero Nove

Best of Winners – Italica’s Hunka Burnin Love

Winners Dog – Italica’s Hunka Burnin Love

Winners Bitch – Epic I Am Titanium

Select Dog – GCH CH Epic Diesel Of Castleguard CGC CA RATI RATN

Select Bitch – CH Casa Reale’s Dangerous Liaisons “Rain”

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2015 CCAA National Specialty, Sunday, May 24, 2015

2015 CCAA National Specialty, Sunday, May 24, 2015

WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & EXHIBITORS ALIKE!

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Judge Mrs. Judith A. Brown

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Best of Breed – GCH CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Gray

Best of Opposite – CH Italica’s Elisir D’Amore Numero Nove

Best of Winners – Liberty’s On The High Side

Winners Dog – Liberty’s On The High Side

Winners Bitch – Italica’s Main Squeeze

Select Dog – GCH CH Leandro Di Bravado

Select Bitch – GCH CH Legion’s Ashirah

Award of Merit – GCH CH Epic Diesel Of Castleguard CGC CA RATI RATN

Award of Merit – GCH CH Casa Real’s Carolina Dreams

Reserve Winners Dog – 3Kings Lord Cohiba

Reserve Winners Bitch – Epic I Am Titanium

Best Puppy – Italica’s Wicked In Bed

Best Bred-By Exhibitor – Apple Valley’s Gabriella

Best Owner-Handler – GCH CH Casa Real’s Carolina Dreams

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Judge Mrs. Cindy Stansell

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Best in Puppy Sweepstakes – GCH CH Legion’s Ashirah

Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweepstakes – Essence’s Skydiver

Best in Veteran Sweepstakes – CH Firehorse Dorian

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CCAA Southern Regional Specialty, Saturday, May 23, 2015

CCAA Southern Regional Specialty, Saturday, May 23, 2015

WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & EXHIBITORS ALIKE!

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Judge Miss M. Ann Schwartz

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Best of Breed – GCH CH Leandro Di Bravado

Best of Opposite – GCH CH Riverbluff’s Sweet Child O’Mine

Best of Winners – Liberty’s On The High Side

Winners Dog – Liberty’s On The High Side

Winners Bitch – So You Shall Deal With Me Guardiana

Select Dog – GCH CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Gray

Select Bitch – GCH CH Casa Real’s Carolina Dreams

Award of Merit – GCH CH Palazzo’s All By Himself Blue Ridge

Award of Merit – GCH CH Legion’s Ashirah

Reserve Winners Dog – Barton Corso

Reserve Winners Bitch – Italica’s Wicked In Bed

Best Bred-By Exhibitor – Apple Valley’s Gabriella

Best Puppy – Essence’s Skydiver

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Judge Mr. Jim Owens

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Best in Puppy Sweepstakes – GCH CH Legion’s Ashirah

Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweepstakes – Essence’s Skydiver

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CCAA Supported Entry, Friday, May 22, 2015

CCAA Supported Entry, Friday, May 22, 2015

WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & EXHIBITORS ALIKE!

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Judge Mrs. Paula Nykiel

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Best of Breed – GCH CH Epic Diesel Of Castleguard CGC CA RATI RATN

Best of Opposite – GCH CH Riverbluff’s Sweet Child O’Mine

Best of Winners – So You Shall Deal With Me Guardiana

Winners Dog – Liberty’s On The High Side

Winners Bitch – So You Shall Deal With Me Guardiana

Select Dog – GCH CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Gray

Select Bitch – CH Legion’s Ashirah

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2015 CCAA BREEDER’S CUP INVITATIONAL

The list below details each Cane Corso who has qualified to be invited to the 2015 CCAA Breeder’s Cup Invitational, which will be held on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015.  The 2015 CCAA Breeder’s Cup Invitational will be part of the National Specialty weekend (https://www.facebook.com/CCAAOfficial/posts/812916692113160) being held in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Classic of the Carolinas Cluster (http://www.blueridgeclassicdogshows.org/) at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC, just outside of Asheville, NC.  Formal invitations have been sent out with detailed entry information.

The CCAA Breeder’s Cup Invitational is an event judged by a panel of three judges.  The highest combined score is the winner.  The format of this event gives each dog time to show off individually and be viewed by the judges and the fancy in an intimate setting.  The identity of the judges is kept confidential until the evening of the event, leveling the playing field for all participants.  The suspense of showing to unknown judges raises the stakes making this is an “ALL IN” showdown for the true players.  This is the highest level of conformation competition for the Cane Corso breed in the USA and the invitees are commended on their hard work and success in qualifying.  Again for 2015 we will feature a People’s Choice award, which is an exciting opportunity for spectators to vote for his or her favorite exhibitor.  For participants and spectators alike, this is the best showcase for the top dogs in our breed.  Are you ready?  Throw on your best western-themed outfit and join us for an amazing night of camaraderie, beautiful examples of the Cane Corso breed and some good ole country fun!

Bel Monte Godiva Keno
Blue Ridge Belize
CH Alcor’s Star of Judea
CH Apex’s Sky
CH Ballard’s Dream Maker Eva
CH Italica’s Fifty Shades of Gray
CH Italica’s No Bad Dayz di Liberty CGC TDI
CH Italica’s Piasano
Darkstone’s Femme Fatal
GCH CH Achoo Del’Agreste
GCH CH Apex’s Time To Face The Truth CGC
GCH CH Blue Ridge’s Talk Of The Town
GCH CH Blue Steel’s Midnight Raider
GCH CH Brickhouse Annie Get Your Gun RN CGC
GCH CH Brickhouse’s Northern Light RN CGC
GCH CH Campo’s Cosmo Di Amato Billy Whiteshoes
GCH CH Campo’s Petros Zeus
GCH CH Campo’s Solomon di Rockhaven
GCH CH Capri D’Jango
GCH CH Casa Real’s Carolina Dreams CGC
GCH CH Castleguard’s Caillou
GCH CH Castleguard’s Nicoletta di Sogni
GCH CH Castleguard’s Riddle Of Steel Di Serafina
GCH CH Darkstone’s Joker’s Wild
GCH CH Del’ Agreste Bin Up To No Good At Sno-Storm CGC
GCH CH Dolcetto Dionysus Of Garritani CGC
GCH CH Epic Diesel Of Castleguard
GCH CH Firehorse Franklin
GCH CH Firehorse Kickin Out The Jams
GCH CH Garritani Gabriella Ragazza CGC
GCH CH Italica’s Locked N Loaded BN RA THDN CGCA
GCH CH Italica’s We Didn’t Start The Fire
GCH CH Liberty’s Armed And Dangerous
GCH CH Lionheart’s La Nostra Stella Brillante
GCH CH Mar E Sol’s Allora At Black Pearl
GCH CH Mar E Sol’s Lucretia Della Legion CD BN RN OAP OJP CAA
GCH CH Maximo’s Jack
GCH CH One And Only’s God’s Property
GCH CH Palazzo’s All By Himself Blue Ridge
GCH CH Peretti’s Locked N’Loaded
GCH CH Pridenjoyz Afterglow
GCH CH Red Rock Canyon’s Apollo
GCH CH Red Rock Canyon’s Eat My Dust
GCH CH Red Rock Canyon’s Pretty Boy Floyd
GCH CH Red Rock Canyon’s Spartacus
GCH CH RiverBluff’s Sweet Child O’Mine
GCH CH Scandifio’s Titus L’Asino
GCH CH Scandifio’s Fiore Di Maestoso
GCH CH Sleeping Giant’s Vittore
GCH CH Stonecroft Bellissima Bella
GCH CH Stonecroft Prince Xerxes Nel Palazzo
GCH CH Timoniere Zolee
GCH CH Wildwoods Cirino Di Campo CGC
GCH CH Windypine’s Fully Loaded RN
GCH CH Windypine’s Hawkeye Dreams
Sleeping Giant’s On A Bender

To qualify for the 2015 CCAA Breeder’s Cup Invitational, a Cane Corso must fall somewhere in this special recipe:

  • 2014 Top 20, Based on AKC Best of Breed Points
  • 2014 Top 20, Based on AKC Best of Breed/Best of Opposite Combined Points
  • 2013 through 2010 Top 5, Based on AKC Best of Breed Points
  • 2013 through 2010 Top 5, Based on AKC Best of Breed/Best of Opposite Combined Points
  • 2014 through 2012 Breeder’s Cup Invitational Winner
  • 2014 through 2009 National Specialty Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Winner
  • 2014 through 2009 Regional Specialty Best of Breed of Best of Opposite Winner
  • 2014 through 2009 Dog of the Year
  • 2014 through 2009 Bitch of the Year
  • 2014 through 2009 Puppy of the Year

Cane Corso Results – 2015 Westminster Kennel Club

Cane Corso Results – 2015 Westminster Kennel Club

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New York, New York

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & EXHIBITORS ALIKE!

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Judge Ms. Linda Robey

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Best of Breed – GCH CH Castleguard’s Riddle Of Steel Di Serafina

Best of Opposite – GCH CH Italica’s We Didn’t Start The Fire

Select Dog – CH Italica’s Fifty Shades Of Grey

Select Bitch – GCH CH River Bluff’s Brindle

Award of Excellence – GCH CH Castleguard Hera

Award of Excellence – BIS GCH CH Del’Agreste Bin Up To No Good At Sno-Storm CGC

Winners Bitch – Ivy League Sparta Gerassi Corso

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The Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) is an exciting and prestigious event for any dog show exhibitor and enthusiast.  According to the Westminster Kennel Club’s website, entries are limited annually and the opportunity to show your dog is based on award requirements and selection.  This is due to space considerations at Madison Square Garden.  Unlike regular dog shows, not every dog can enter and show and the number of entries in each breed ring is not limitless.  As much as we would love to see 30, 40, even 50, Corsi in the ring, the WKC limits the number of Cane Corso entries annually and vacant spots often fill quickly on the first day that entries are accepted.

Entry breakdowns reported by the Canine Chronicle (http://caninechronicle.com/breaking-news/2015-westminster-kennel-club-entry-breakdowns-released/) showed counts as low as 1 per breed and as high as 58 per breed.  The entry limit per breed is set by the WKC and the average entry per breed was 14.  The Cane Corso had an entry count in 2015 of 20.

The 2015 Westminster Kennel Club premium list stated the following:

“Breed Entry Limit: Entries are limited to 2800 dogs/bitches that meet the award requirements (Invited Top Five Champions in each breed/variety, Invited BOB winners of their Licensed or Member National Breed Club Specialties, Non-Invited dogs/bitches eligible for BOB/V that attained their Championship status prior to the submission of the entry, Non-Invited dogs/bitches eligible for Bred By Exhibitor, American Bred and Open classes that have won at least one 3-, 4- or 5-point major prior to the submission of the entry) within the time frames noted…”

The CCAA congratulates the Cane Corsi who were invited to the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the remaining limited entries who were fortunate enough to meet the requirements and be selected to fill the vacant spots.

To learn more about the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, click here to view the 2015 Premium List or click here to visit the Westminster Kennel Club’s website.

AKC Stud Book for Cane Corso to close July 1, 2015

Dear club members and cane corso enthusiasts,

 

The board of directors would like to clear up some misconceptions about the closing of the AKC stud book.  

 

First, a little background: Formed in 1992, the International Cane Corso Federation, or ICCF, is a registry for the cane corso in the United States. (The former ICCF Club was born at the same time.) When individual owners expressed interest in participating in AKC events in the mid-1990s, they were approved through petition and, since 1996, have been recorded in the AKC’s Foundation Stock Service (FSS). Gaining full AKC recognition became a goal for the club and was voted on and passed by the membership. In 2005, the ICCF club’s membership also voted to change its name to the Cane Corso Association of America, or CCAA, to accommodate AKC’s policy regarding the titling of parent clubs. In 2008, we were approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, and in 2010 we became eligible for regular AKC registration. It has been possible to register a cane corso with AKC (FSS) for nearly 20 years, and in 2010 it was announced that the stud book would remain open until July 1, 2015.

 

Here’s what you should know:

  • Closing the studbook as of July 1, 2015, was established early in the process of AKC recognition.
  • Five years is the typical time the AKC will keep a studbook open.
  • Closing the studbook is not a political agenda; it’s simply part of the AKC transition.
  • To ensure the inclusion of all interested fanciers, the ICCF Registry has a duty to its registrants to remind them of the date set by AKC in 2010 and to assist in the complete transfer of their registry.
  • Leaving the studbook open longer will not make a future transition easier.
  • In order to assist with the transition, the CCAA has negotiated with the AKC to offer a substantially reduced rate for registration transfers from the ICCF. All conversions must be processed through the CCAA and be part of our final package; the amount of the discount is based on number of dogs submitted. This offer is open to members and non-members alike.

 

From the AKC FSS Facebook page:

 

When a stud book closes it is only closing to the acceptable domestic registries. The normal time-frame for open registration is 5 years. That gives folks plenty of time to move their breeding stock into the AKC. You may review the current time-frames for breeds at the below link.

http://www.akc.org/reg/open_registration.cfm

Dogs may still be imported from foreign registries that we have an agreement with.

http://www.akc.org/rules/special_registry_services.cfm

 

Benefits of AKC registration:

• AKC is the largest, most widely accepted, and comprehensive registry in the US.

• AKC has the best reputation of accuracy.

• AKC offers a wide array of events and titles that are both accepted nationally and internationally.

• Conformation Shows

• Obedience

• Agility

• Rally

• CGC

• Tracking, etc.…

• AKC can issue FCI accepted export pedigrees for foreign countries.

• AKC is a not-for-profit organization and annually allocates close to 30million dollars to the following:

• Kennel Inspections

• AKC Canine Health Foundation

• Canine Search-and-Rescue
• Public Education

• Government Relations

• DNA Profiling

• AKC Museum of the Dog

 

We strive to be transparent and welcome your comments and questions regarding the stud book or any other matter. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Your friends at the Cane Corso Association of America

CCAA Southern Regional Specialty, Friday, December 12, 2014

CCAA Southern Regional Specialty, Friday, December 12, 2014

Orlando, Florida

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & EXHIBITORS ALIKE!

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Judge Mr. Luis F. Sosa

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Best of Breed – GCH CH Italica’s Locked N Loaded

Best of Opposite – GCH CH RiverBluff’s Sweet Child O’Mine

Best of Winners/ Winners Bitch – Liberty’s Given Them The Business

Winners Dog – Gator Country Black Sabbath

Select Dog – GCH CH Campo’s Petros Zeus

Select Bitch – CH Peretti’s Shooting Star

Award of Merit – GCH CH Red Rock Canyon’s Pretty Boy Floyd

Award of Merit – GCH CH Capri D’Jango

BBE – StoneCrofts Lie In Wait For My Owner

Best Junior Handler – N/A

BOBOH – GCH CH Black Pearl Crembo CGC

BOB Puppy – Liberty’s Given Them The Business

Reserve Winners Dog – N/A

Reserve Winners Bitch – Gator Country Tululah of Boca Grande

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Judge Mrs. Grace A. Black

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Best in Puppy Sweepstakes – Legion’s Ashirah

Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweepstakes – Queen City’s Elros Tar-Minyatur of Numenor

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