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I did a CCA on Tito after he was already a CH, and it was fascinating. I learned a ton of stuff about him, especially for future breeding, that I never would have learned just in the show ring. When bitches' owners call me to discuss his strengths and weaknesses, I am able to honestly and objectively discuss whether he will compliment their bitch and their breeding intentions.
That said, I have seen a few dogs pass a CCA that barely resemble goldens. I think some of the evaluators just hate to "fail" anyone. They give a 75 rather than fail the dog....
Also, the temperament test part of the CCA is a total joke. Just letting 3 dogs wander around, on leash, for a couple seconds isn't really a temperament test.
CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"