ENCI SHOW QUALIFICATIONS
AND WHAT THEY MEAN
CACIB - CAC (Champion Aptitude Certificate) - This certificate is awarded to dogs at International and National level competitions who take First Place position in the Adult Male and Female Class. The subject to which it is assigned possess characteristics and qualities which mirror the ideal breed standard. A reserve CAC may sometimes be awarded to a Second Place position.
EXCELLENT - This qualification will be awarded to a subject that is as near as possible to the ideal breed standard; that is presented in perfect condition; that reaches the correct balance and has a brilliant handling of movement.
VERY GOOD - This qualification will be awarded to subjects perfectly in type; with well balanced proportions and in good physical condition. Some small imperfections will be tolerated but not morphological.
GOOD - This qualification is awarded to subjects that possess the characteristics of the breed, who might be accused of some defects.
FAIR - This qualification is awarded to subjects sufficiently in type, without any noticeable quality or those who are not in good physical condition.
ENCI CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
AND HOW THEY'RE GAINED
Italian Champion - up to six CAC's (Champion Aptitude Certificate) awards of which at least two need to be gained at International level exhibition. The titles are to be attained by five different judges.
A Reproduction Champion is awarded when a dog has produced at least six different off-spring that have gained excellent from three different judges.
A Social Champion is awarded in a special competition organised by the breed's association . Not only does the dog have to be beautiful but has to demonstrate an acceptable official hip score and a character test.