I'm pretty sure the OP has an Altobello puppy. Since they're in eastern Europe, I doubt they know much about the handlers here.who is the breeder? I would imagine that they can give you some ideas of who they like and respect.
Mary Jo made a pretty good point here. European dogs are bred to a different standard, and type is pretty different- it's not too common for them to be successful in the AKC conformation ring.
Those aren't AKC champions. Those dogs have earned titles through the IABCA, which is kind of...a joke. It's a rare dog that CAN'T earn a title through this registry if they show up for 3 shows. It's pretty much "you pays your entries and you get your titles" with these shows.
No, actually, there are no Am Ch's listed there. This breeder doesn't breed a type of dog that would win at an AKC show. Not that that is a bad thing, but if you were specifically looking for a dog to show here in the states, this wasn't the place to go.Altobello does have a few american ch here in the USA. Click on the US flag
The AKC does not recognize an international championship - they only recognize titles earned at AKC events. They are much more than a registry.Actuly, I beleave AKC recognises INT Ch.'s. AKC just being a registry really don't mean anything. But your right, they are not American Champions. All imports can be trasferred to AKC with export pedigrees.
No, not always. It depends on if the dog is registered with a kennel club the AKC recognizes. Some countries have more than one kennel club, and the AKC will only accept one registry per country. So if a dog in another country (Belgium is a good example, as I've run into this with Malinois) is registered through a KC the AKC doesn't recognize, the dog isn't eligible for registration here.All imports can be trasferred to AKC with export pedigrees.