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When contacting us, using correct terminology will help understand better and solve problems faster. For instance, Registrations refer to registering with IABCA to be eligible to receive titles earned at our shows. Entries refer to signing up to attend one of our International Dog Shows.

International All Breed Canine Association

Have you ever wondered what the judge was thinking in the ring? Attend an International (European style) show and find out!

IABCA - International All Breed Canine Association

The International All Breed Canine Association of America (IABCA) began more than twenty years ago with the intent of making an International Championship Title available to the American public while not exposing the dogs to the danger and inconvenience of international travel.

International Dog Shows are held in accordance with the regulations and guidelines that have been established by IABCA. These guidelines provide for a WRITTEN CRITIQUE FOR EACH DOG ENTERED and a rating number of how well the dog conforms to the breed standards. These standards are based on the 'country of origin' for each breed, if possible.

Who Shows At International Shows?

The typical entry at an IABCA International Show is an AKC recognized breed (around 80% of the entry is made up of these breeds.) The number of Rare Breeds showing is growing each year. The overall quality of the dogs is quite high, with many of the dogs already Champions of Record. The majority of the dogs are owner handled, but professional handling is allowed. Breeder/Owner handling is recognized with the Best Bred-by Exhibitor in Show Award. Long time IABCA exhibitors are recognized by our new Gold Cup Series, where dogs of Ehren Champion ranking or higher are able to compete for BIS Gold Cup. Seasoned exhibitors enjoy having an additional venue to show their quality dogs and earn additional titles “International”. The shows are also, good for the novice exhibitor, providing an opportunity to “show” their dogs in a relaxed atmosphere, within a learning environment. A primary focus of the IABCA shows is education and a sharing of knowledge, between the exhibitors and the judges. Many exhibitors enjoy the shows because of the relaxed atmosphere of a small show where every exhibit has a ‘good look’ due to the written critiques. The International shows have a social atmosphere of a day out with your dog. The judges enjoy the shows because they can take the time to talk to each exhibitor without time limits.