the reigning NAFC is granted a spot in the National Open, and the reigning National Open winner is granted a spot in the following year's National Amateur IF that dog is handled by an Amateur, and obviously the defending champion is qualified for the next year's eventAlso are past NAFC and NFC automatically called back or do they qualify each year.
ConnieNational invitations are reciprocal across the border: The National Open/Am winner dogs in both countries qualify for both of the next Nat. Open/Ams across the border. (ie, the winner of this US Nat. Am will qualify for the canadian Nat. Am in July & the Canadian Nat Open in Sept. The winner of the Canadian Nat. Open in Sept. qualifies for this yr's US Nat Open & next yr's US Nat. AM).
BTW, I believe that a non-titled dog winning a Canadian National receives the appropriate title, ie becomes a FTCH or AFTCH, as well as the National title.
Are you sure of this. ???
There are several listed on nrcc previous winners list that do not have Ftch or Aftch listed after corresponding national wins.
Most recently last years national winner for example. But as I said the are several on the site.
the proper designation is FTCH or AFTCH, but you know how the US likes to change thingsSo what are the dogs that have CFC and CAFC in front of their names. Sorry for my lack of knowledge in this arena.
With all due respect, if the first initial on your titled dog was an "N" would you really care if he/she had an FC-AFC behind it? I certainly would not.If a non-titled dog wins the National or National Amateur does it automatically become a FC or AFC even if it only has 7 points? Are points awarded towards their titles?