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They are legitimate and many breeders with the English-style Goldens compete in those shows. Judges give a written evaluation of the dog, which is nice. That said, it is fairly easy to ean a championship and I am not even sure that competition is required.
I think they look like a nice way to get some ring practice in with a young dog, and for a novice handler to get some ring time as well. At this point in time, a Championship title from this group does not, in my opinion, carry nearly the weight of an AKC or UKC championship.
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