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it is much more difficult to put a UK Show Championship on a dog than in the US. In the US the unfinished dogs (those without a championship) only have to beat other dogs who don't have championships to get points toward their championship. In the UK the dog has to also compete against the specials (the dogs with championships) this makes finishing a dog much more difficult. I am sure some of the UK folks will chime in a bit more if you need more information.
In the US if you have "English" style dogs, the way the US standard is written and applied makes it very difficult to finish those dogs in the AKC... The Canadian standard generally accepts the style a bit more depending on where you are with the East Coast of Canada being more accepting than the West. This means that for those of us in the Northern States, going to Canada to get a championship is much more doable than for those who live in the middle or southern states.
I hope this helps
Shalva and the Milbrose Retrievers and Irish Wolfhound